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The physical structures of a city are a reflection of its civic life. 

Top Ten Endangered Buildings
Like many other aging American towns, Trenton has too many buildings that have been neglected or abandoned.  In 2007, the Trenton Historical Society’s Preservation Committee updated its list of the “Top 10” Endangered Buildings in the city:

1. Trenton Central High School
2. Mercer County Courthouse
3. Higbee Street School
4. Horsman Doll Factory
5. Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
6. Trenton Saving Fund Society
7. Douglass House
8. General Philemon Dickinson House/ The Hermitage
9. The Delaware Inn/ Champale Office Building
10 . D&R Canal Houses

Three buildings were removed from the original list, the Broad Street Bank Building, Golden Swan/ Caola Building and the Ferdinand W. Roebling Mansion.

More information about these structures can be found at:

THS 2003 Annual Report (with first "Top 10" list)

2007 Update on Endangered Buildings


National Register of Historic Places

As of 2005, the city of Trenton had 23 buildings, 3 districts and 3 other sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places:

Adams and Sickles Building

1 W. End Ave. [at W. State St.]

Bellevue Avenue Colored School [Lincoln School]       

81 Bellevue Ave.

Berkeley Square Historic District


Brearley, Charles, House [Mt. Carmel Guild]

73 N. Clinton Ave

Clay, Henry & Bock and Company Cigar Factory       

507 Grand St

Dickinson, Gen. Philemon, House [Hermitage]

46 Colonial Ave.

Douglass House

Front & Montgomery Sts.

Higbee Street School [Nixon School]

20 Bellevue Ave.

Hog Island Cranes

Trenton Marine Terminal

House at 379 West State Street

379 W. State St.

In and Out Social Club

714-716 S. Clinton Ave.

Kuser, Rudolph V., Estate

315 W. State St.

Mansion House [Ellarslie]

Cadwalader Park

Mercer Street Friends Center

151 Mercer St.

Mill Hill Historic District


Mott School and Second Street School

Centre St. & 643-645 Second St.

Old Barracks

Barracks St.

Old Eagle Tavern

431, 433 S. Broad St.

Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge

Spans Delaware River

Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Freight Station

260 N. Willow St. [Rear]

Roebling Machine Shop [Invention Factory]

675 S. Clinton Ave.

Sacred Heart Church S. Broad St.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church

140 N. Warren St.

State House District


Stokely-Van Camp Industrial Complex

Lalor Street at Stokely Ave.

Trent, William, House

15 Market St.

Trenton & Mercer County War Memorial

W. Lafayette St.

Trenton Battle Monument

Warren & Broad Sts.

Trenton City Hall

309 State St.

Trenton City/Calhoun Street Bridge

Spans Delaware River

Trenton Ferry Historic District

The Trenton Historical Society, with the assistance of the New Jersey Historical Commission and Hunter Research, Inc., has proposed the creation of a new National Register District in part of South Trenton.  Portions of the draft application are at:

Trenton Ferry Historic District Nomination.(DRAFT)

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