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40 Mercer Street (with 42 Mercer):


Architect:  Charles Steadman
Federal/Greek Revival double house built c. 1830's. 
(With No. 42 Mercer Street)

From Princeton Architectural Survey No. 1109-2-128:

"Double house with 2 entrance doors at center under small porch.  Fluted Ionic columns support porch roof with dentils and carved floral type frieze. Fluted Ionic pilasters on wall under porch.  Doors have individual transoms with cast iron muntins and fancy moldings.  Lattice work on both porch sides.  Louvered shutters on all windows....

Significance:  Fine Federal/Greek Revival transitional building with equally fine cast-iron fence....Very fine details around door and cornice....Its siting allows it to make a strong contribution to the appearance of the street, and  to contribute to the Alexander streetscape as well. "


Numbers 40 and 42 were allegedly designed by Charles Steadman for his two daughters.