Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mill Hill Playhouse
of the City of Trenton
This plaque presented
in memory of
Emma Jane Stockton
Erected 1981 by Old Mill Hill Society.
Location. 40° 13.125′ N, 74° 45.687′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from South Montgomery Street near East Front Street. Click for map. This marker is on the back wall of the Mill Hill Playhouse in a small courtyard off of Douglass Plaza which is formed in part by South Montgomery Street. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Crossing the Delaware (a few steps from this marker); Douglass House (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); The Alexander Douglass House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Hill Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Trenton YMCA Washington’s Triumphal Arch (about 700 feet away); First High School (about 700 feet away); The First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
Regarding Mill Hill Playhouse. The Mill Hill Playhouse is housed in an old church built in 1873 by the Messiah Church. The building was sold by them in 1902 to the Lutheran Church of the Saviour which merged with other congregations in 1967. The empty church was gutted by fire in 1977 and converted to a theatre by the City of Trenton. The Passage Theatre Company currently uses this facility.
Emma Jane Stockton, lived and was tragically killed in a restored townhouse within sight of the Playhouse. The descendant of a prominent local family that counted a signer of the Declaration of Independence among its members, Ms. Stockton was a patron of Trenton's cultural institutions and at the time of her death in 1979 was Executive Director of the Trenton Symphony.
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