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Newark's Krueger-Scott Mansion to Get Makeover, New Mission

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The Krueger-Scott Mansion in Newark, built in 1888, is getting a makeover -- and a new mission in life.

The mansion will be restored and constructed to hold working areas, private offices and community gathering spaces. The work of local artists will be showcased and there will be exhibits about the mansion’s history.

The project is the work of Makerhoods, an organization that helps small businesses get started by turning neglected historic buildings into spaces for living and working. Apartments and shops will be built next to the mansion along with a greenhouse and courtyard.

Makerhoods will be accepting applications for 16 spots to receive an apartment, commercial space, and business support starting at $1800 a month.

The 40-room mansion was built in 1888 by Gottfried Krueger, founder of Newark’s Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company. In 1958, it was purchased by Louise Scott who operated the Scott College of Beauty Culture out of the first floor, while keeping the upper levels as her private residence. Upon Scott’s death, ownership passed to the City of Newark.