Rutgers University selected Hessert Construction Group to renovate the Camden Writers House. Originally, the building served as a family home and doctor’s office for the founder of Camden’s first hospital. In 1989, the building was added the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a key landmark in the revitalization of Cooper Street.
Hessert’s goal was to work with Rutgers University and design team to maintain the historical accuracy of the key features such as windows, flooring, doors, moldings, and fireplaces. As a result of the successful preservation of this historic Cooper Street landmark, the project was named a Philadelphia Preservation Alliance’s 2016 Award Winner.