July 24, 2013

Mercer Celebrates Architecture At Lawrenceville Symposium

Mercer County is celebrating its 175th Anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, events showcasing Mercer County’s rich cultural history will be presented throughout 2013. As part of the celebration, the County of Mercer and Preservation NJ will present a day-long symposium, Mercer by Architecture, to explore a portion of its long history through its architecture, at The Lawrenceville School on August 9.

Speakers will be covering subjects ranging from historical overviews of the architecture of the historic NJ State House Complex and Princeton University campus; to vernacular 18th and 19th century farmhouses in the county and the impact of pattern book housing on the region; to modern and post-modern highlights including the Louis I. Kahn Trenton Bathhouse.

Architects, historians, appreciators of history, and lovers of great buildings are all invited to attend. A Mercer County Historic Sites Open House Weekend will be held that Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, as a complement to the symposium event.

Future events will take place at additional locations around the County. Watch the Mercer County 175th Anniversary website for future dates: www.mercer
175.org. Anyone interested in scanning historical photographs for the Mercer County collection can find information on the website. Scanning may also be done at Mercer County’s McDade Administration Building, 640 South Broad St., Trenton, by appointment, (609) 989-6597.