Hiltonia, one of Trenton’s largest tracts of residential single family and townhouse homes, will host a house tour on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. This is the first time the homeowners of the expansive and eclectic West Ward neighborhood will open their homes to the public.
The tour features a dozen homes situated on tree-lined avenues bordering the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and Cadwalader Park. The event is sponsored by the Hiltonia Association, which is collaborating with the Trenton Artist Workshop Association (TAWA), hosting Trenton artists and their artwork at many homes.
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 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.
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
About The Trenton Artists Workshop Association
TAWA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1979 to promote the arts in the greater Trenton Area. Since its inception, membership in the arts collective has grown to over 350 professional artists, educators, students, and art patrons. TAWA provides programs, scholarships, exhibitions and greater community services, increasing the professional recognition and sales of members’ works. www.tawa-nj.org
If you would like further information about the tour, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-672-7455.
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