Somerset County Court House Green
The First Reformed Church, constructed in 1897, is a free interpretation of an English Gothic church. It was designed by William Appleton Potter renowned for his architecture on the Princeton University Campus. The Lord Memorial Fountain, erected in 1910, was designed by John Russell Pope, designer of the Jefferson Memorial, and sculpted by John Boyde and Thomas Trolearen.
Erected 2016 by County of Somerset.
Location. 40° 34.085′ N, 74° 36.652′ W. Marker is in Somerville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on East Main Street (New Jersey Route 28) 0 miles west of Grove Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 East Main Street, Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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More about this marker. This historic marker is part of the Somerset County Historic Marker Program administered by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Regarding Somerset County Court House Green. In addition to the Court House, First Reformed Church and Lord Memorial Fountain the Green also contains a M1 57mm anti-tank gun from World War II, a True Meridian marker from 1864, the County's 9-11 memorial and two plaques. The first recognizes Washington's route after the battle of Princeton, erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The second dedicated to the citizens of Somerville for their hospitality to the Fourth New Jersey infantry in 1917. It was erected by the American Legion in 1920.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2016, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 28, 2016, by Thomas R. D'Amico of Somerville, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.