Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

A.H. Holcombe House (Lambertville City Hall)

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Capital Preservation Grant, Level II
Grant Award: $40,500 (2001); $486,180 (2004); $76,119 (2017)
Grant Recipient: City of Lambertville
County: Hunterdon
Municipality: Lambertville

This elegant Second Empire-style stone house was constructed in 1871 for the Holcombe family, descendants of Lambertville's first settler, farmer and landowner. The house stands in testimony to the tremendous growth and prosperity that Lambertville experienced in the latter half of the 1800s, due to its proximity to the canal, railroad and local industries. Used as a social club in the early 20th century, the building has been home to municipal offices since 1950. 
The 2017 grant helped fund the restoration of the building’s character-defining front porch and front doors. The 2004 grant helped fund Phase I of the building's restoration including structural repairs, slate roof replacement, masonry, door and window repairs, exterior trim restoration and the construction of a stair tower with an elevator to improve the building's accessibility.  Work was based on the recommendations of a preservation plan, which was funded with a preservation planning grant from 2001. 

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