Battle Monument, Trenton, New Jersey
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|The Five Points intersection and Trenton Battle Monument
The Five Points intersection and Trenton Battle Monument
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Battle Monument, also known as Five Points, is a neighborhood located within the city of Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. The name Battle Monument is in reference to the Trenton Battle Monument, which sits just south of the Five Points formed from the intersection of Pennington Avenue, Princeton Avenue, Brunswick Avenue, North Broad Street and North Warren Street. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Freight Station is in the neighborhood.
- "City Profile Report: Trenton 250: 1792-2042: A City Master Plan Document" (PDF). City of Trenton. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
- Google (January 18, 2015). "Battle Monument, Trenton, New Jersey" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
- "North Ward Historic Resource Survey, City of Trenton". Trenton Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
The Five Points area focuses on the star-shaped configuration created by the convergence of five streets: Princeton, Pennington, and Brunswick Avenues and North Warren and North Broad Streets."
"To commemorate the First Battle of Trenton on the strategic site where Continental cannons were stationed, a monument was constructed and dedicated with much fanfare in 1893. The Battle Monument, (#108) designed by John H. Duncan, F.A.I.A., the architect of Grant’s Tomb, is a one hundred fifty foot high Roman Doric column set on a large pedestal with bronze reliefs surmounted by an observation platform capped by a statue of Washington. The Battle Monument remains one of the City’s most imposing landmarks, anchoring the Five Points intersection and providing a focus for the North 25 Park.
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