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Preserve Horton Mansion

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Horton Mansion, located on the campus of the Sussex County Community College, was erected in 1858 from cut stone and is the best example of Gothic Revival architecture in the county.  The building was erected by John Horton as his private residence.  Horton was a signifiacnt figure in the leather industry from Newark.  The Board of Trustees of the College propose to demolish this historic site to make way for additional parking and driveways.  It is important for the residents of Sussex County to let the Board of Freeholders understand that the demolition of the Horton Mansion would be a tragic loss to our community of such an architecturally and historically significant structure.  

Horton Mansion has been determined to be eligible for inclusion on both the New Jersey and national Registers of Historic Places.  It was also named by Preservation New Jersey, Inc. as one of ten historic sites in New Jersey as being the most endangered.


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