William Trent House
William Trent House
William Trent House in 1996
|Location||15 Market Street, Trenton, New Jersey|
|Area||5.2 acres (2.1 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||70000388|
|Added to NRHP||April 15, 1970|
|Designated NHL||April 15, 1970|
The William Trent House, the oldest house in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, was built for William Trent. He founded the eponymous town, which became the capital of New Jersey. It has served as the residence for three Governors.
During the Summer of 1798, the federal government evacuated to Trenton to escape a yellow fever epidemic plaguing the temporary national capital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following Congress's adjournment in July (in Philadelphia), President John Adams spent the rest of the summer and most of the fall at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts. Trent House housed federal offices until November, when the danger was deemed to have passed.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Mercer County, New Jersey
- List of the oldest buildings in New Jersey
- List of museums in New Jersey
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "William Trent House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-08-25.
- Greenwood, Richard (June 3, 1975). "William Trent House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
- "William Trent House" (pdf). Photographs. National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
- David McCullough, John Adams (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001), pp. 507, 516.
- New Jersey Trust Grant
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