1386 Lafayette Street (Jeremiah Schellinger House)
Building Name: Jeremiah Schellinger House
Address: 1386 Lafayette Street
Year: ca. 1860
Style: Italianate Motifs and Octagon Style
Current Status: Extant
Historic American Building Survey (HABS) number: NJ-747
Material of Construction: Frame, sheathed in clapboards
Shape and Dimensions of Structure: Octagonal plan; 1-story; flat roof
Exterior Features of Note: Front porch extends across three sides of the house with bracketed eaves and decorated frieze; bracketed eaves and decorated frieze.
Fine simple example of an octagon house, a unusual, somewhat Utopian housing form popular during the mid 19th century.