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A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Jersey City's Van Vorst Park Historic District
A Walking Tour of Architectural Styles
11. 93 Mercer Street

By Herbert J. Githens

DIRECTION: Return to the corner of Mercer and Barrow and continue west on Mercer across Barrow. Walk on the left (south) side of Mercer.

Just as the last houses demonstrated changing styles, this house also contains Greek Revival and Italianate features. The first-floor windows, diminishing size of the windows, drip mold on the lintels, and anthemion flower motif in the porch ironwork are all Greek Revival features. The bracketed cornice, triangular pediment over the entrance, and pair of doors with arched lights and transom are features of the later style. Notice the fine face brick – hard bricks with very narrow masonry joints – on this house.

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