Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Feigenspan Mansion

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Capital Preservation Grant
Grant Award: $33,330 (2004); $500,000 (2006)
Grant Recipient: Community Agencies Corporation of NJ
County: Essex
Municipality: Newark

Feigenspan Mansion was built in 1905 for Christian Feigenspan, owner of one of the largest breweries in the country and known for the manufacture of a brand of beer called "Pride of Newark." The house was designed in the Second Renaissance Revival Style by Warrington Lawrence, and is one of only a few surviving mansions of this style in Newark. Its unusual design addressed the accessibility needs of Mrs. Marie Feigenspan, who used a wheelchair.

The 2006 grant will help fund the rehabilitation of the mansion and restoration of its historic finishes. The project is guided by a preservation plan funded by a previous Trust grant.

The Feigenspan Mansion sold into private ownership in early 2011.

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