SOMERVILLE, NJ - Historian Bill Lawton will lead a walking tour of the historic gems on Main Street on Aug. 11 beginning at 2 p.m.

He will interpret the many structures between the Robert Mansion/Borough Hall at 25 West End Ave., listed on the National Regiter of Historic Places, and the majestic Somerset County Courthouse on the eastern end of Main Street. Most of the buildings along Main Street date to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The courthouse was built by noted architect James Riely Gordon, who designed over 70 courthouses, the Arizona and Mississippi state capitols, and at least four Elks Clubs in New York and New Jersey.

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A native of Somerville, Lawton returns from Baltimore for a special visit to lead this tour.

Come and learn how valuable our Main Street Historic District is. This walk is free to the public and registration is not required. Meet in front of the Borough Hall, located at the intersection of Somerset Street and Mountain Avenue.

For more information or to learn about the Somerville History Roundtable, contact Linda Barth at 908-240-0488 or