Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Collins-Jones House

New Jersey Historic Preservation Bond Program
Grant Award: $31,786 (1993); $114,216.59 (1995); $85,474.61 (1997)
Grant Recipient: Burlington County Historical Society
County: Burlington
Municipality: Burlington City

The ca. 1785 Collins-Jones House was the residence of one of New Jersey's prominent early citizens, Isaac Collins, from 1808 until his death in 1817. Collins was important to the Revolutionary cause as the printer and publisher of New Jersey's first newspaper, the Jersey Gazette. Situated along one of Burlington's main thoroughfares, the house is a typical example of a Federal style residence, with various Victorian era additions that enhance its overall character.

Matching grants in 1993 and 1995 helped Burlington County Historical Society stabilize the exterior and restore deteriorated elements, including framing, roofing, stucco, doors, windows, shutters, and Victorian era porches. The 1997 grant funded improvements to the electrical and heating systems as well as site restoration.

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