Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Trenton Friends Meeting House

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $42,161 (2005)
Grant Recipient: Trenton Meeting of Friends
County: Mercer
Municipality: Trenton

The Quaker meeting house was built in the 18th century, with 19th century additions, and is still in use as a meeting house. During the Revolutionary War, the meeting house provided shelter on separate occasions for the British Dragoons and Continental soldiers. George Clymer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is buried in the meeting house graveyard.

The 19th century additions and alterations were not designed to properly distribute structural loads and have been bowing and sagging, causing plaster cracks and openings in the exterior skin, allowing moisture penetration. The Trust grant helped fund the preparation of a building assessment and construction drawings to rectify the structural problems.

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