Thomas Maddock's Sons Company

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Thomas Maddock's Sons Company
Thomas Maddock's Sons Company is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Thomas Maddock's Sons Company
Location American Metro Boulevard, Hamilton Township, New Jersey
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Area 65 acres (26 ha)
Built 1924-1925
Architect William E.S. Dyer
Architectural style 20th Century Industrial
NRHP Reference # 08000178
NJRHP # 4425[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 14, 2008
Designated NJRHP January 17, 2008

Thomas Maddock's Sons Company was founded by Thomas Maddock.


The firm was originally named 'Millington & Asthury, before Maddock joined it in 1872. It was subsequently renamed 'Millington, Astbury & Maddock the next year. When Millington left, it became Asthury & Maddock, before assuming the name Thomas Maddock & Sons upon the departure of Asthury.[2][3] The plant is in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. It was built in 1924-25 and manufactured sanitary pottery.

Later it was purchased by American Standard in 1929 and production continued until 2002. The site lies adjacent to the Hamilton Train Station on the Northeast Corridor Line. It has been redeveloped as offices and is the centerpiece of transit-oriented development around the station.[4]

The building's original address was 240 Princeton Avenue but now lies on American Metro Boulevard.

See also


  1. "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places — Mercer County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection — Historic Preservation Office. January 22, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Paul 2013, p. 10.
  3. "The Maddocks of Trenton: Kings of Industry". The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park. Apr 23, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Barucco, Suzanna (August 27, 2007). "Thomas Maddock's Sons Company" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  • Paul, Larry R (2013). From earth to art : the history of the Lamberton Works (PDF). Larry R Paul. Thomas invented a method of fastening a brass coupling to the china. This made it possible to couple the metal pipe directly to the toilet. Thomas received a patent for the invention on June 29, 1880, and it was universally adopted within a short time.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>