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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

2-6 Berrien Court

Current Name

Address

2-6 Berrien Court

Tax Parcel

1114_17.03_90

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

3

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Wood

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Domestic

Last Entry Update

11/11/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Three buildings on a paved alley that runs north at the middle of the Quarry Street block between Jon and Witherspoon Streets. The buildings have a small common back yard that abuts the former Quarry Street School.

Description

Two of the three buildings are of a similar cottage style, the northernmost being large than the center building. The southern building is a one story cruciform plan shallow hip roof structure. The arm of the cross facing the Court is a shallow gabled portico centered on a pair of front doors for two units. There single one over one replacement windows by each door and similar units on the other stuccoed facades. The other two buildings are two story versions with a gabled roof parallel to the front and a wide shed dormer centered on the facade. The center building has been stuccoed and has continuous eave lines on the front and back that limit the size of the shed dormer windows to horizontal rectangles. It is also a two unit residence with a raised front porch and paired gable end windows above a door and window on the end facades. The northernmost building is the largest and best preserved. It is slightly longer with paired windows flanking the shared raised entrance porch. The shed dormer also interrupts the eave lines allowing three full size one over one paired second floor windows matching the first floor units. The building has its original wood shingle siding over a stucco base. The gable end elevations have a symmetrical arrangement of four windows aligned top and bottom.


HISTORY

Built

1900

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

The Berrien Court houses date to the 1920s. The property is shown as vacant on historic maps as late as the Sanborn atlas of 1920. The Franklin Survey atlas of 1930 shows the lane and the houses for the first time; the lane was called Acton Court in 1930.

Sources

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Reference

Date

Grantor

Grantee

Price

Size

Notes

737-197

7/3/1935

Princeton Bank & Trust

Christopher C. & Gertrude P. West

$ 0

Berrien Court, same as the following.

704-202

12/13/1932

John B. Grover, Trustee

Princeton National Bank & Trust

$ 1,030

Berrien Court; same as the following.

511-240

6/1/1923

Jennie A. Wright, widow

Alexander L. Berrien

$ 1

406-303

11/5/1917

Daniel & Rose Sullivan Estate

James C. & Jennie A. Wright

$ 1

39-508

11/21/1857

James & Sarah McEvoy

Daniel Sullivan

$ 650

House and lot on north side of Quarry Street

R-443

4/17/1850

James S. & Isabella Green

James McEvoy, Mercer County

$ 80

Lot on north side of Quarry Street; part of the following.

A-392

2/6/1839

William & Sarah Cruser, Somerset County

James S. Green, Mercer County

$ 200

14.15 acres

Entire Ferguson Tract.


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
6 Berrien Court, facing southwest


2015 Photo
4 Berrien Court, facing northwest


2015 Photo
2 Berrien Court, facing northwest


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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