The Krueger Scott Mansion stands as a testament to Newark’s faded glory and the attempts at reviving it. It was built by beer baron Gottfried Krueger back in 1888 for $250,000, the equivalent today of $5,700,563 , sold to the Scottish Masons in the early twentieth and bought by Louise Scott, Newark’s first African-American millionairess in 1958 for $85,000. She paid in cash. She ran the Scott College of beauty culture out of there, a preschool and numerous church and civic events. Upon her death the mansion fell into disrepair. The city made an attempt at restoring it in the mid nineties, but the project was abandoned due to lack of interest and funding. They don’t make buildings like this anymore, and it would be a shame if it was to be torn down. I photographed it for preservation purposes, for the historical record.
This building is in the National Register of Historic Places(Krueger Mansion (added 1972 – Building – #72000778).
Photographed with the Canon 1Ds at iso 160, f9 1/250 sec. The lens was a 28-135mm zoom set at 60mm. Perspective was corrected in Photoshop CS3.