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The Isaac Collins House

 
 
The Isaac Collins House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
1. The Isaac Collins House Marker
Inscription.  
C. 1774 ~ National Register of Historic Places
Renovated 2007   ~   Architect ~ Eric Ciceron, Palm Springs, Ca.
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Isaac Collins
Royal Printer to King George III.
Publisher – The New Jersey Gazette.
First Newspaper of New Jersey.
Printer of New Jersey’s first paper currency.
Printer of New Jersey’s first Almanac.
Printer of first American Family Bible.
Established first printing press in Trenton, NJ.
Founded Trenton Academy in Trenton, NJ.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 40° 4.701′ N, 74° 51.283′ W. Marker is in Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of E Broad Street and York Street, on the right when traveling west on E Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NJ 08016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founding Lay Persons (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bishop Francis Asbury (about 600 feet away); Center of Arts and Culture
Marker in Burlington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
2. Marker in Burlington
Isaac Collins, an English immigrant, was appointed public printer in New Jersey in 1770. His sons were also printers and today the house of Charles Collins is the oldest publishing firm in the United States.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplaces (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Ockanickon (approx. ¼ mile away); 218-220 High Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Important Men of 206 High Street, Burlington (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .  Brief biography of Isaac Collins from City of Burlington website. (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
The Isaac Collins House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
3. The Isaac Collins House
The Isaac Collins House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
4. The Isaac Collins House
National Register of Historic Places plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
5. National Register of Historic Places plaque on the building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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