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Cadwalader Heights: "Welcome Back to the Neighborhood”

Presented By:
Cadwalader Heights Neighborhood

This is a house and garden tour of historic Trenton Cadwalaker Heights, which was conceived and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape designer of New York City’s Central Park. “The tour will showcase a sampling of beautiful homes and gardens and their unique stories, from construction to the present day.

The Cadwalader Heights neighborhood’s last House Tour was in 2019; our biennial tradition was disrupted by the global pandemic. Now, we are opening our homes once again to visitors, sharing our community and our homes with civic pride and a warm welcome.

Where:  The Trenton, N.J., neighborhood of Cadwalader Heights (bounded by Parkside, Stuyvesant and Bellevue avenues, and Belmont Circle).

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon to 5 p.m.

Tickets: 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.

Background:  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 is still one of the jewels of Trenton, successfully fulfilling Frederick Law 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.

This year’s house tour will feature a representative sample of homes and the current “Ellarslie Open 40” exhibit at the Trenton City Museum. Enjoy the house tour, the museum exhibit, and other activities throughout the neighborhood.  

Nonprofit Partner: 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 HomeWorks Trenton, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit operating a free, after-school residential program for marginalized high school girls that provides academic and identity-driven leadership enrichment to supplement public schools and develop community leaders.

Go to www.cadwaladerheights.com to see more about the tour.

Cadwalader Heights: "Welcome Back to the Neighborhood”
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