26 Lake Drive, Wanamassa, NJ
Whyte House




Building Originally Constructed in 1687 near current location of Asbury Park High School
Moved by Mayor James Bradley to Asbury Avenue in the 1871
Moved out Asbury Avenue in the 1924
Moved to current location in Ocean Township by William Thompson in 1953.
Building Marked by Township of Ocean Historical Society 1976

Whyte House (ID#1337-04)
SHPO Opinion 1/1981
Submitted by Monmouth County Historical Association

NJ DEP Historic Sites Inventory #1337-04

Built in the City of Asbury Park by the son of the city’s first settler, Thomas Whyte, who received his land patent in 1670.  It was originally constructed by Samuel Whyte, a master carpenter, in 1687 and was located in the area of North Asbury (where the Asbury Park High School is currently).  The house was burned in an Indian raid in the early 1700's, but rebuilt by the Whyte's. It was moved in 1871 (where it was allegedly the home of Asbury Park founder, Mayor Bradley for a while) and again in 1924, to Asbury Avenue, in Asbury Park. 

Finally, in 1953, William I. Thompson III, moved it to its current location and had it restored.  These photographs are from the 1953 move and restoration.  The house is a private residence and stands today on Lake Avenue in Wanamassa.