Greek Revival-style Barrow
Mansion was constructed in 1837 as the home of Dr. William
Barrow, an in-law of Cornelius Van Vorst, owner of the farm that made
up most of downtown Jersey City.
Throughout its history of more than 175 years, the stately building has
also been known as The
Ionic House, after the four columns that distinguish its
Today, the mansion is owned by neighboring St. Matthews Lutheran Church
and operated by the separate Barrow
Mansion Development Corp.
The four-story structure houses non-profit and civic-minded
organizations and is available to host weddings, meetings and a wide
range of other gatherings.