Historic Abraham Davison House in Danger

Looking at West Railroad Avenue from the third floor tower.

The historic Abraham S. Davison House, constructed in 1807 (and one year short of its 200th birthday), is in danger of being lost forever. The house is located on the corner of Gatzmer Avenue and Front Street, behind Gray Rock Supply Company on West Railroad Avenue. There is currently an application before the Jamesburg Planning Board for a variance to construct three homes on this property. The house was originally located on a farm between current day Perrineville and Half Acre Roads. It was moved sometime before the Civil War. Abraham Davison's grave stone was found on the property about ten years ago and now resides at Lakeview Mansion. Abraham S. Davison is a descendant of the original settlers in Jamesburg, the William Davison Family. Not only is this house important to the historic character of Jamesburg, it is a fine example of early farmhouse construction and fits well into the historic character of Gatzmer Avenue, which is one of the older sections of Jamesburg, with many houses constructed prior to 1900.

If you feel that the Abraham S. Davison House deserves to remain standing in Historic Jamesburg, please attend the Jamesburg Planning Board Meeting on Thursday, April 13, at 7:00 in Borough Hall, 131 Perrineville Road, Jamesburg.

Contact the Jamesburg Network at webmaster@jamesburg.net if you would like to become involved in saving this historic structure. Consider writing Letters to the Editor of all the local newspapers to help raise awareness.

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Trenton Times


Abraham S. Davison Gravestone.
Abraham S. Davisons Gravestone, now located at Lakeview Mansion.

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