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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First High School

 
 
First High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 16, 2007
1. First High School Marker
Inscription. Trentonís First Public School, built here in 1874, had room for 304 students. When city growth prompted the 1902 building of a new high school at Hamilton Avenue and Chestnut Street, this became the William McKinley Elementary School.
 
Erected 1990 by Kiwanis Club of Trenton.
 
Location. 40° 13.017′ N, 74° 45.617′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Mercer Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. This marker is located on the wall of ĎThe Colony at Mill Hillí Condominium Complex. 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. Mill Hill Historic District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Crossing the Delaware (about 700 feet away); Mercer County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Mill Hill Playhouse (about 700 feet away); House of Alexander Douglass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Douglass House (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing);
First High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2014
2. First High School Marker
The Alexander Douglass House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of the Sacred Heart (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on Market street at the corner of Mercer, but the school was actually on Mercer Street about 90 feet from Market.
 
Regarding First High School. This was the first of three public high schools Trenton has had. The second one mentioned in the marker was also torn down and the current school on Chambers Street took its place in 1932.
 
Additional keywords. Mill Hill
 
Categories. Education
 
The marker can be seen on the brick wall of the 'Colony at Mill Hill'. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 16, 2007
3. The marker can be seen on the brick wall of the 'Colony at Mill Hill'.
This is an undated photo of the first High School building. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Trentoniana Room of the Trenton Public Library
4. This is an undated photo of the first High School building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 912 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 16, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on December 27, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on November 16, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   4. submitted on November 30, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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