A registered National Historic Landmark, the Ballantine House is the only surviving Victorian mansion in a part of Newark that was the City’s most prestigious neighborhood during the Gilded Age. Built in 1885 for Jeannette and John Holme Ballantine of the celebrated Newark beer-brewing family, this brick and limestone mansion represents a "case study" of what the "ideal home" meant in America over a century ago.
As a gem of Victorian design, however, the Ballantine House is in need of constant upkeep. Like many older homes, the mansion needs attention paid to its internal systems, its interior and exterior walls, and décor, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Help us protect a particularly valuable, unique, and popular part of the Museum’s collection.
Help us preserve the Ballantine House.
A National Historic Landmark built in 1885, the Ballantine House is one of a few remaining urban mansions from the Gilded Age.
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