Burlington City, New Jersey
Several generations of the prominent Collins family occupied the house on the corner of Broad and York Streets in Burlington City. Among them was Isaac Collins, printer of The New Jersey Gazette, an influential voice in Revolutionary-era New Jersey. This illustrious resident, plus Federal Style architecture, such as a semi-circular tracery fanlight, led to its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. After functioning as a museum for several years, the property stood vacant and began to deteriorate. The National Park Service’s Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit program enabled a $384,000 rehabilitation, including repairs to plaster walls and ceilings, refinishing wood floors, and re-opening of sealed fireplaces. Now the Isaac Collins House is ready for a new use as commercial and rental space.
Photo: The Isaac Collins House sits in the heart of historic Burlington City
– NPS file