Starting off as a smaller house in Middletown, it was moved across the Navesink River about 1840, to Red Bank. The original location is not known, but likely between Front Street and Mechanic Street. After the Civil War, circa 1868 the house was moved a second time to a location at 60 Broad Street. There, Robert Allen Jr, one of Red Bank's earliest lawyers, remodeled the house to the Mansardic or Second Empire style. This style was very popular between 1865-1880, and several notable examples of this architecture still exist in Red Bank to this day.
Victorian architectural heritage includes many commercial buildings and stately residences. Among the latter is Red Bank & the charming Mansardic house known as The Dublin House Restaurant & Pub; located at 30 Monmouth Street. Just a short distance off Broad Street, the House is about 175 years old, having been moved and remodeled several times in its history.