House Tour of Trenton’s Hiltonia Neighborhood
May 10, 2014
Noon to 5 pm
Hiltonia, one of Trenton’s largest tracts of residential single family and townhouse homes, will host a house tour on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from noon to 5 p.m. This is the second time the homeowners of the expansive and eclectic 91 year old West Ward neighborhood will open their homes to the public.
The tour will feature a variety of homes situated on tree-lined avenues bordering the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Cadwalader Park. A special feature of this year’s tour will be an open house at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park. The centerpiece of the park, Ellarslie Mansion is an Italianate villa built in 1848 that now houses the Trenton City Museum. The museum’s many collections will be open to view during the tour.
Established in 1923, Hiltonia is a community of 315 homes located near Route 29, three miles from downtown. The beauty of the neighborhood is in the diversity of its housing stock, from fieldstone Tudors and brick Dutch colonials to mid-century modern ranches, California contemporaries, and attached townhouses. The diversity and quality of the housing allows buyers at a variety of price points to purchase in the neighborhood—very rare today. Developer Samuel Hilton designed the neighborhood with large lots for the city’s wealthier professionals and attached townhouses (semis) were first built as workers’ cottages to provide the funding needed to jump start the rest of the development.
Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. They can be purchased at www.hiltoniahousetour.org or advance ticket locations:
Classics Used and Rare Books, 4 West Lafayette,Trenton; 609-394-8400;
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Cadwalader Park, Trenton (off of Parkside Avenue), 609-989-1191.
For information about the tour, go to www.hiltoniahousetour.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 609-672-7455. Also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HiltoniaHouseTour. Please check the website for additional pre-sale ticket locations.
About The Hiltonia Association
The Hiltonia Association began as a men’s eating club in the 1920’s. After the 1960’s upheaval in Trenton, the Association was later revitalized by a new group of residents in the 1970’s, with a mission to protect and promote the welfare of the neighborhood and advance civic and social interest. Today, the organization continues to thrive with many dedicated neighbors supporting its mission. www.hiltoniaassociation.org