The Paulsdale area in Mount Laurel is listed in the New Jersey and in the National Registers of Historic Places, and was named as a National Historic Landmark in 1991.
Paulsdale was the birthplace and childhood home of Alice Stokes Paul, who was a major leader in the Women’s Suffrage movement, and instrumental in the fight to pass the 19th Amendment allowing women the right to vote. Alice Paul authored the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, and campaigned for it until her death in 1977 at age 92.
The land at Paulsdale is named for Alice’s parents, who purchased 173 acres and its farmhouse in the 1880s. In the 1950s, a portion of the property was sold and became a housing development; the remaining portion of the property was later purchased by the Alice Paul Institute, which currently uses the 200-year old home to ensure that her legacy lives on. Click here to visit the Alice Paul Institute and find out more about this remarkable woman and her role in changing history.
Mount Laurel is a modern community with many modernized homes, for both middle-class and upscale living, and offers the best of the best in its location, amenities like parks, and entertainment, dining and shopping options. But the township also pays attention to preserving both its own history and the impact of its lifelong residents.
Reach out to us today to find out more about the Paulsdale area in Mount Laurel and its history. You may find Mount Laurel to be an ideal place to spend your future!