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Renovations and New Life

1901-Present

 

1902

Sunday School and meeting rooms on the first floor are renovated.

1917

The Presbytery of New Brunswick erected a monument in the cemetery to Presbyterian Minister, Rev. John Rosborough, who was killed in 1777 by Hessian troops in Trenton after he had surrendered during the first battle of Trenton and who is buried in the cemetery.

1949

The church was designated, “The Capitol Church of the Synod of New Jersey,” by the Presbyterian Synod on October, 25.

1950

Fellowship Hall erected.

1954

Top portion of the steeple removed after it was damaged in a hurricane.

1956

Pastor’s study erected.

1959

Purchase of 109 and 121 E. Hanover Street.

1960

Purchase and renovation of 117 E. Hanover Street.

1964

Purchase of 111 and 113 E. Hanover Street.

Installation of new spire atop the steeple after original steeple was damaged in a hurricane.

1969

Purchase of 123 E. Hanover Street.

1972

Purchase of 115 E. Hanover Street.

1973

Installation of a new 3 Manual, 76 Rank, 4,418 Pipe Organ built by Robert M. Turner of Turner and Associates of Hopewell. Turner also built the organ in the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, Lawrenceville, New Jersey and The Church of the Holy Family (The United Nations Parish), New York City.

1984

Renovation of exterior by Charles I. Newman, a specialist in the preservation of masonry. Loose paint was removed, wire mesh reinforcing was installed, Sonneborn Super Colorcoat was added, the brownstone was cleaned, mortar joints were rejoined and the entrance steps were realigned.

1992

Renovations to 111, 113, and 115 for use by the Trenton Academy.

2016

A mural, “After the Crossing”  by Ilia Barger of Lambertville was installed on the parking lot side of the church near Hanover Street. The mural was commissioned by the Trenton Downtown Association in conjunction with the Church.

2017

The ringing mechanism of the 1807 bell was repaired and the bell is heard again in Trenton after an absence of at least 30 years. See a powerpoint about the history of the bell. Also see the Jersey Matters TV piece on the bell.