Published On: Mon, Oct 3rd, 2016

Annual Lambertville Autumn House Tour Reflects Broad Range of Architectural Styles

A generously-sized c.1850 brick row house with a narrow Colonial Revival porch located in the central business district.

A generously-sized c.1850 brick row house with a narrow Colonial Revival porch located in the central business district.

The Lambertville Historical Society will hold its 34th Autumn House Tour on Sunday, Oct. 16.

A total of 10 sites will be featured this year, including eight residential properties, a house of worship, and a unique commercial/community building. The structures represent examples from the diverse time periods, building styles and intended uses seen throughout Lambertville’s unique historic building stock.

Featured homes range in type from an elaborately decorated 1877 second-empire Victorian, to a simpler c.1850 brick row house with extensive interior rehabilitation. The additional sites are equally varied, including an early 19th Century Greek Revival church, and an 1877 19th Century Eclectic/Victorian style commercial property.

An 1897 side-gabled brick, single-family home with Victorian Italianate features.

An 1897 side-gabled brick, single-family home with Victorian Italianate features.

The tour is self-guided and this year will take place on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 on the day of the tour, $25 for LHS members) and may be purchased online.

Tickets may also be bought at the Marshall House, 60 Bridge St. (weekends 1:00 to 4:00 pm) or directly from some local merchants – Blue Raccoon, City Market, Homestead Farm Market, Lambertville Trading Company, River Queen Artisans Gallery, Phillips’ Fine Wines in Stockton and Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope.

Free parking and shuttle bus service will be available on the day of the tour. The bus will continuously loop from the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad parking lot behind the headquarters at 70 Alexander Avenue (off of Phillip-Barber Road) on to City Hall every 15 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

This Second Empire style home of 1877 features Eastlake decoration and one of the most impressive facades in Lambertville.

This Second Empire style home of 1877 features Eastlake decoration and one of the most impressive facades in Lambertville.

Visitors can also park in residential areas or at parking meters that are in effect on Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. For more information and driving directions, call (609) 397-0770, or visit Lambertville Historical Society online, or send an email.

This impressive building was constructed in 1877 by builder James Bird, from plans created by the noted architect Samuel Sloan of Philadelphia.

This impressive building was constructed in 1877 by builder James Bird, from plans created by the noted architect Samuel Sloan of Philadelphia.

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