Kingsland Manor, 17th Century Colonial, Nutley, NJKINGSLAND MANOR

3 Kingsland Street, Nutley, N.J.

A 1700s Colonial Steeped in History

Created in 1973, the Historic Restoration Trust of Nutley is a group of actively interested citizens whose continuing task is to move Kingsland Manor toward the broad goal of landmark, museum and local activity resource. Working in committees, the volunteers have set the restoration program on course.

Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ, virtual museum tour

Behind the Scenes Virtual Tour
of Kingsland Manor Artifacts

Kingsland Manor events and monthly open house tours are canceled for the foreseeable future so we are providing a virtual open house tour to give you a closer look at our artifacts and their history.

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At a Glance

All Manor events are cancelled, including our Vintage Base Ball game.

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Events subject to change

Catherine Hoffner Denkowicz

1925 - 2020

Kingsland Manor Restoration Trust Founding Member

It is with deep sadness and pain that we inform you of the death of an original member and past President of the Historic Restoration Trust of Nutley, Catherine (Hoffner) Denkowicz, on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Catherine, 94, was married for 67 years to one of the Trust’s trustees, the late Steven Denkowicz, who passed away in 2015. Our condolences to the Denkowicz family, neighbors and friends.


During our shut-down and shut-in, our docents braved the weather setting to cleaning up the grounds and other additional maintenance was performed inside the Manor House. We heartily thank our volunteers for the spring clean-up, the fall clean-up, and everything they do during the year to keep Kingsland Manor looking well and welcoming.

2020 Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ, Spring Cleanup   2020 Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ, Spring Cleanup

2020 Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ, Spring Cleanup   2020 Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ, Spring Cleanup

2020 Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ, Spring Cleanup

2020 Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ, Spring Cleanup

Kingsland Manor, StopandShop Community Bag Program, March 2020

Have you heard the news? The Kingsland Manor has been selected as the beneficiary of the @StopandShop Community Bag Program! Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop at 160 Kingsland Road, Clifton, NJ, during March Kingsland Manor we will receive a $1 donation.

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Dressed to Kill: Fashion in the Victorian Era, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in the Victorian Era

Learn about the hidden dangers of Victorian fashion and enjoy a Victorian-style reception in the gracious atmosphere of Kingsland Manor.

From arsenic in clothing, to blazing crinolines, to lead in cosmetics, throughout history, we have worn deadly clothing and makeup to be at the height of fashion . . . even if it kills us. Textile and fashion historian Dana Bala will discuss some of the most lethal fashion practices in history, focusing on the Victorian and Edwardian periods, when people were literally “Dressed to Kill.”

Join us for a fun Victorian-themed afternoon at Kingsland Manor, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28th, 2020. After the presentation, attendees will enjoy a variety of Victorian tea refreshments at an informal reception.

About the presenter: Dana Bala has presented at other historic sites such as the Abraham Staats House, the Miller-Cory Museum, and the Red Mill, and she volunteers at Washington Crossing Park. Her other areas of interest/expertise include quilting, embroidery, cooking, and genealogy.


Due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus, this event has been CANCELED and may be rescheduled to a later date. Thank you all for your interest and support.

Kingsland Manor Prohibition Party, Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ

The Kingsland Manor Presents

A wine and spirits prohibition party

Prohibition officially began on January 17, 1920, when the Volstead Act went into effect. Join us as we observe the centennial of this failed national experiment.

 Come as a flapper or come as you are,

Dress as a gangster or silent screen star,

It is going to be fun, no matter the dress,

Just bring yourself, and we’ll do the rest.

1920s dress is encouraged, but not mandatory.

If you are lucky and not suspicious, you may gain entry to the basement Speakeasy! Bus McGinnity set up this Nutley watering hole in the 1920s, thumbing his nose at national laws. Bus, and his cast of local characters, will recreate this bootleg scene with Phonograph DJ MAC spinning 1920s shellac records.

Sample a wide array of wines and spirits at this Wine Tasting event, plus enjoy a variety of appetizers, desserts and coffee/tea, and receive a complimentary wine glass.

 When: Saturday, January 18, 2020

A wine and spirits prohibition party

Saturday, January 18, 2020.

McGinnity Speakeasy: Prohibition Party celebrates restoration of our

‘Juice Joint’ to 100-year ago grandeur

Missed the big party? Here are some photos: Prohibition Wine Tasting fundraiser

Bus McGinnity Speakeasy Restoration - Grand Re-opening

The Bus McGinnity Speakeasy is ready for visitors! Wait til you see it finished and in-person!

In 1909, the McGinnity family purchased the home. Daniel McGinnity, a famous fight promoter and entertainment entrepreneur, used Nutley as a training camp for his prize fighters.

It was Bernard “Bus” McGinnity, Daniel’s son who ran a speak-easy in the basement of the Kingsland Manor during Prohibition.

Speakeasy Woman photo by Anthony Buccino

After Prohibition was repealed, he and his mother, Katherine, ran it as the Colonial Club until their liquor license was revoked. Then the Manor became known as the Nutley Private Hospital, as the McGinnitys operated a convalescent home.

By 1938, the estate was offered at a Sheriff's sale for roughly $4,000 in back taxes and liens.

Grand Opening of The Bus McGinnity Speakeasy to visitors will be at the Prohibition Party!

A brief history of the McGinnity Speakeasy

Visit our 1700s brownstone Dutch colonial steeped in history. Explore the historic homestead of the Kingsland family and beyond, set within park like grounds overlooking a pond and waterfalls.

The Manor is open for tours the third Sunday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Check this site for the latest information.

The Manor is also used by the public for general social events, meetings and by Nutley’s senior citizens. Musical and other events also take place there as do classroom visits by local elementary school children and scout groups. Private tours are also available upon request.

Manor events are also posted on the Nutley township website at

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Kingsland Manor Trust long-term President Dorothy Greengrove passes, 87

It is with deep sorrow and pain that we inform you of the death of our President, Dorothy Greengrove.

Dorothy L. Greengrove, a Life Well-Lived,
Dedicated to her Family, Nutley and Kingsland Manor
Dorothy L. Greengrove, founding member of Kingsland Manor Restoration Trust

Devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Dedicated to preserving local history

Dorothy L. Greengrove, 87, a lifelong resident of Nutley, passed away on Wednesday September 25, 2019. Born in Passaic, she was the daughter of the late August and Paula L. (Arnold) Pfefferle. Mrs. Greengrove was a realtor with Moscara Realty in Nutley before retiring. She was also a recipient of the Mattia Award, member of the Historic Restoration Trust, the Nutley Town Club and was active with the Girl Scouts of America.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband, James B. Greengrove, her children, Keith Greengrove and wife, Lisa, Kate Greengrove and husband, Art Pfefferle, Kris Greengrove and husband, Jim Martino, Karl Greengrove and husband, Ulises Robles and her loving grandchildren, Eva, Carson, Anton, Owen and Ella. She was also the dear sister of the late Fred Pfefferle.

The Funeral Service were conducted September 30, 2019, at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St. Nutley. Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Historic Restoration Trust, ( 3 Kingsland St. Nutley, NJ 07110.

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From our archives: Dorothy Greengrove, Dedicated Historian, 1974

Nutley, New Jersey, Historic Map Reprints

Now available for purchase at the Kingsland Manor

Nutley N.J. - archival maps for sale at Kingsland Manor In the Kingsland Manor ballroom now on display and available to purchase, reprints of two sets of historic maps of Nutley. Most landowner’s names on these map plates are still known to us through streets named after them. 

The earlier set of three maps is from the 1890 Robinson Atlas of Essex County that show the locations of some of the tracts of land owned by the prominent families that made up the area while it was still Franklin.

The second set of three maps is from the 1906 Mueller Atlas of Essex County that provide more detail of the roads, homes, street car tracks, and railroad that existed when Nutley was incorporated as a town.

 Each map is printed on quality paper and priced at $30 each or $75 for a complete set of three. Maps measure about 30" x 20".

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