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St. Michael’s Episcopal Church: Parish House
William Trent House
New Jersey Historic Preservation Bond Program
Grant Award:
$711,258 (1997)
Grant Recipient:
City of Trenton
County:
Mercer
Municipality:
Trenton
In 1714, Philadelphia merchant William Trent purchased 800 acres at the fall line of the Delaware River, established Trent’s Town and constructed a large dwelling for his family. The Trent House stands as the oldest building in Trenton and serves as an important example of early Georgian domestic architecture in the Mid-Atlantic region. It also contains an extensive collection of late seventeenth and eighteenth century furniture.

The grant funds ongoing repairs and site improvements, as well as the development of a visitor facility in the carriage house. Work items include: repairing exterior doors and windows, repointing masonry walls and steps, repairing interior doors and plaster, restoring the interior eighteenth century color scheme, and repairing the perimeter site drainage system.

For more information, visit: http://www.williamtrenthouse.org/