Historic Portico Preservation and Rebuilding

Historic Portico Preservation and Rebuilding (HM6TV)

Location: Princeton, NJ 08540 Mercer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 20.02', W 74° 40.629'

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The preservation and rebuilding here of this historic portico were due to the leadership of the architects of New Jersey in commemoration of the centennial year of the American Institute of Architecture in 1937.Thomas Ustick Walter (1804-88) was its architect. He was one of the founders of the American Institute of Architects and became its second president. His best known work is the dome of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

This portico was created in 1836 for the residence of Mathew Newkirk in Philadelphia. It was moved to Princeton about 1900 and erected as the entrance of a house called Mercer Manor because it stood on the eastern edge of the Princeton Battlefield near the spot where General Mercer was mortally wounded in the engagement.

When it was necessary to demolish Mercer Manor in 1937, its owners, the Institute for Advanced Study, presented the portico to the State of New Jersey.
HM NumberHM6TV
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 8:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 527423 N 4464842
Decimal Degrees40.33366667, -74.67715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 20.02', W 74° 40.629'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 20' 1.20" N, 74° 40' 37.74" W
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Area Code(s)201, 609, 732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 69 Parkside Dr, Princeton NJ 08540, US
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