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

Mill Hill Playhouse

 
 
Mill Hill Playhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
1. Mill Hill Playhouse Marker
Inscription.
The Community Theater
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. Touch 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 (was 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
The Front of the Mill Hill Playhouse. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. The Front of the Mill Hill Playhouse.
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington’s Triumphal Arch (about 700 feet away); First High School (about 700 feet away); The First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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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The back of the Mill Hill Playhouse. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
3. The back of the Mill Hill Playhouse.
The Marker can be seen in the middle of the photo.
Front Street with the Playhouse on the left and Douglass House on the right. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
4. Front Street with the Playhouse on the left and Douglass House on the right.
Douglass Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
5. Douglass Plaza
The Statue of Washington Crossing the Delaware faces the back of the Mill Hill Playhouse (on the right) and the Douglass House (on the left).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,371 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on December 13, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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