The Krueger Mansion is one Newark's most iconic landmarks, situated prominently at the corner of Court Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. It is a beautiful example of Late Victorian architecture and one of most ornate buildings in the city. Its appearance has been compared to a Bavarian castle. It was built by Gottfried Krueger (1837-1926) in 1888, founder of Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company one of Newark's beer barons of the late 19th and early 20th centuries (he was a judge and elected official). The mansion features 40 rooms, a five-story conical tower, and wrap-around porch. Today, the City of Newark owns the mansion and there are plans to renovated it as well as revive the neighborhood.
Backstory and Context
Kofsky, Jared. "Makers Mansion Community Planned Around Historic Newark Castle." Jersey Digs. June 15, 2017. https://jerseydigs.com/krueger-scott-mansion-newark-makerhood-redevelopment-plans.
"Krueger-Scott Mansion." New Jersey Historic Trust. Accessed June 26, 2018. http://www.njht.org/dca/njht/funded/sitedetails/kruegerscottmansion.html.