Historic Preservation News
Historic Preservation Information
The Historic Preservation Commission provides careful review of proposed development to ensure new or rehabilitated buildings within the City reflect and maintain Lambertville’s architecturally significant landscape. The Commission also provides guidance to homeowners who wish to preserve the historic look of their homes and buildings.
There are many buildings in Lambertville’s commercial and office districts dating back to the 19th and early 20th century. These buildings noticeably reflect the architectural elements and styles of the Victorian and colonial revival period, such as the long arched or segmented windows, articulated cornices and architectural details such as dentils and brackets. The buildings were typically constructed of natural building materials, such as brick, stucco or clapboard. Many of the buildings also have landscaping, street trees, and planter boxes. The use of flagstone and brick pathways and wrought iron and wooden fences significantly adds a textural richness to the building sites and the City landscape. This combination of architectural detail and site design has made the buildings in the commercial and office districts compatible with their residential neighbors and attractive sites in their own right.
While it is not the intention to inhibit architectural creativity or individuality, incorporating similar architectural and site features in new and redeveloped sites will weave a common thread throughout the City and protect the cohesive landscape that gives Lambertville its unique and charming character.