Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Krueger-Scott Mansion

New Jersey Historic Preservation Bond Program
Grant Award: $625,812 (1991)
Grant Recipient: City of Newark
County: Essex
Municipality: Newark

One of the few remaining residences that evoke Newark's past industrial success, the Krueger-Scott Mansion presents an outstanding example of highly ornamented Victorian design. Gottfried Krueger, a German immigrant and wealthy brewer, built the mansion as his home in 1889 and lived there until 1914. Louise Scott, believed to be Newark's first African-American millionaire, operated a beauty school and lived in the mansion from 1966 until 1982. The Krueger-Scott Mansion has remained a constant presence in an area that has undergone considerable change and economic decline.

The Trust grant helped fund exterior renovations including structural shoring and underpinning, exterior masonry stabilization, restoration and cleaning, and slate roofing repairs including flashing, gutters and accessories.

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