Isaac Watson House

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Isaac Watson House
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Isaac Watson House is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Isaac Watson House
Location 151 Wescott Avenue
Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey
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Built 1708
Restored 1964
NRHP Reference # 74001173[1]
NJRHP # 1672[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 14, 1972
Designated NJRHP January 14, 1972

The Isaac Watson House is the headquarters of the New Jersey State Society of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). It is located just outside the state capital of Trenton in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, situated on a bluff overlooking Watson’s Creek and the Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark[3][4] in John A. Roebling Park, a 257 acre nature preserve.[5]

Built by Isaac Watson in 1708,[6] the stone house is recognized as the oldest house in Mercer County. Originally 800 acres,[7] the grounds at one time ran from the bluff to the Delaware River[3][8]

The building was restored by the DAR as part of the New Jersey Tercentenary Celebration in 1964 and listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places in 1972[2] and National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[2]

See also

References

  1. "New Jersey - Mercer". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2011-07-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Mercer County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. April 1, 2011. p. 19. Retrieved 2011-07-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 [1]
  4. http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=36484
  5. http://www.nj.gov/counties/mercer/commissions/park/roebling_park.html
  6. http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=36486
  7. http://www.hamiltonnj.com/content/889/891/default.aspx
  8. http://www.njdar.org/watson.html

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