Thursday, January 12, 2012

Those Places Thursday - Notable Trenton Homes - Trenton, NJ

On Sunday I posted the obituary of Irvin Wise Rogers, my husband's great-grand-uncle who died 12 May 1912 in Trenton, NJ.  A prosperous and well-respected businessman with the Standard Fire Insurance Company, he had just built a new home five months before he died.  I found this article in the Trenton Sunday Times Advertiser published on 8 Jun 1913:

The article below describes in detail the home inside and out from the architecture of the brick home (modified Colonial) to the garden designed by horticulturalist, Edmund C. Hill.  The home was built in the heart of the old estate of the Cadwaladers, then known as the Cadwalader Park section.  The architect was William W. Slack with much input by Mr. and Mrs Rogers.  The article goes on to describe the entrance, the vestibule, the library with many books, dining room, butler's pantry and kitchen.  There was a porch that at the last moment was turned into a glassed and heated study and after Mr. Rogers' death used by his son Dr. Lawrence H. Rogers.   Family bedrooms were on the second floor along with five closets and a thoroughly modern bathroom.  There was also a third story which was furnished along with a storeroom.

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