Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Trenton City Hall

Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Capital Level II
Grant Award: $749,909 (2021)
Grant Recipient: City of Trenton
County: Mercer
Municipality: City of Trenton

Trenton City Hall was designed by Spencer Roberts, a Philadelphia-based architect, and constructed between 1908 and 1910. It has served in its original capacity since that time. The building is significant as an outstanding example of the Beaux Arts style. The Vermont marble-clad exterior features a central entry portico (containing three arched openings with intricate bronze gates leading to three tile mosaic-lined quoin vaults and bronze revolving doors) and loggia supported by twelve colossal Doric columns. The rear modernist addition was added in 1979. At the interior, the city council chamber contains a mural by Everett Shinn, a New Jersey native and one of the original Ashcan School painters, illustrating Trenton's industrial history.  

The Trust grant will help fund exterior rehabilitation of Trenton City Hall focusing primarily on the concrete plaza, portico, and second-floor gallery. 

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