TRENTON, N.J.: The historic Trenton neighborhood of Cadwalader Heights will host a tour of 11 of its historic homes from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. Conceived and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of New York City’s Central Park, “A Walk in the Park: New Jersey’s Olmsted Neighborhood,” will showcase a sampling of 11 of its beautiful homes and their unique stories, from construction to present day. Enjoy other fun along the way.
Tickets are $20/person in advance on the Cadwalader Heights Neighborhood Association website www.cadwaladerheights.com or can be purchased on the day of the tour for $25/person at the registration center at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum, located in the heart of Cadwalader Park. GPS coordinates are 299 Parkside Ave., Trenton, New Jersey 08618.
This year’s house tour will also be held in conjunction with an exhibit at Ellarslie: “Cadwalader Park: An Olmsted Vision.” Enjoy the house tour, the museum exhibit, and plein air artists painting and drawing in the park and throughout the neighborhood.
The tour is an opportunity for the Cadwalader Heights neighborhood to give back to the community. This year, our nonprofit partner, which will receive a portion of the proceeds from the tour, is the Cadwalader Park Alliance. Please visit our Philanthropy Page to see some of the organizations our neighborhood has directly supported over the years.
In the late 1800s, Frederick Law Olmsted, the country’s preeminent landscape architect and the designer of New York City’s Central Park and the National Mall in Washington, D.C., also designed Trenton’s Cadwalader Park and the adjoining neighborhood, Cadwalader Heights, the only residential community Olmsted designed in New Jersey. The houses range in size from cottage to castle and in style from Colonial Revival to Tudor Revival. In its earliest days, Cadwalader Heights was home to the captains of Trenton’s industry, government, education, and fraternal organizations. One hundred and ten years later, the neighborhood remains one of the jewels of Trenton, successfully fulfilling Olmsted’s vision—a design intentionally cultivated to weave together a diverse group of people and foster a strong sense of community and mutual respect. Go to www.cadwaladerheights.com to see more about the tour and view its homes.