Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Samuel Dickinson Mansion/East Trenton Branch Library

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $24,447 (2005)
Grant Recipient: Trenton Public Libraries
County: Mercer
Municipality: Trenton

The main portion of the library was originally built in 1796 as the residence of Samuel Dickinson, son of Revolutionary War General Philemon Dickinson. In 1926 the house was enlarged to become a public library.  It retains elements of both 18th and 20th century construction. The building is well used by the community. 

The Trust grant will help fund the preparation of a preservation plan. The historic research and materials assessment will strengthen the existing school tours given at the library.  The plan will also serve as a tool for capital fundraising and engaging the public in the implementation of the study’s recommendations.

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