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Somerset County Court House Green

 
 
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By Thomas R. D'Amico, September 28, 2016
1. Somerset County Court House Green Marker
Inscription. The Somerset County Court House, constructed in 1909, is a fine example of Beaux-Arts Classicism. It was designed by the firm of Gordon, Tracy and Swartwout. James Reilly Gordon was one of America’s greatest courthouse architects, who also designed the Arizona State Capitol. The Court House was the location of the famous Hall-Mills murder trial in 1926.

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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fourth New Jersey Infantry Appreciation to Somerville (a few steps from this marker);

Somerset County Court House Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas R. D'Amico, 2015
2. Somerset County Court House Green Marker
Lord Memorial Fountain
Somerset County 9/11 Memorial and Clock Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Somerset Hotel (about 300 feet away); Former Second National Bank (about 300 feet away); National Guard Armory (about 400 feet away); Former Public Library (about 700 feet away); Ruth St. Denis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
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
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By Thomas R. D'Amico, 2016
3. Somerset County Court House Green Marker
Somerset County Court House and M1 Anti-Tank Gun.
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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Somerset County Court House Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas R. D'Amico, 2016
4. Somerset County Court House Green Marker
Former Somerville First Dutch Reformed Church now used as the Somerset County Jury Assembly Area.
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By Linda Van Zandt, September 27, 2016
5. Somerset County Court House Green Marker
Somerset Court House Green marker being unveiled by Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh.
Somerset County Court House Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas R. D'Amico, 2015
6. Somerset County Court House Green Marker
Somerset County 9-11 Memorial dedicated to the thousands of innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001 including 39 Somerset County residence whose names are inscribed on the Memorial.
 
 
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 145 times since then and 27 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.
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