MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board has recommended $4.4 million in county grants to help preserve, restore, or protect 28 historic sites in 18 towns across Morris County.
The grant money would come from the voter-approved Morris County Open Space, Farmland, Floodplain Protection and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The recommendations were presented this week at the Morris County Board of Freeholders meeting.
They included grants ranging from $4,500 for construction documents for the Women’s Club of Morristown, to $89,820 for an electrical system at the King Homestead Museum in Roxbury Township, and $320,000 for the Stone Arch Bridge stablization project in the Town of Boonton.
The largest amount, $480,000, would be used towards the purchase of the historic Morristown Post Office in downtown Morristown.
The freeholders, who were briefed on the projects by Review Board Chairwoman Nita Galate, will make a final decision on the recommendations at the board’s Aug. 12 public meeting.
Recommended projects are located in Boonton, Chatham Township, Denville, Dover, East Hanover township, Hanover Township, Kinnelon, Madison, Mendham, Morristown, Mount Arlington, Mount Olive Township, Netcong, Parsippany, Randolph Township, Rockaway Township, Roxbury Township, and Washington Township.
“The restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation work that is aided by this voter-approved grant program allows us preserve and better understand Morris County’s history, and it maintains important links to our past, ’’ Morris County Freeholder Stephen Shaw said.
“The many dedicated county residents who work to maintain our history, which offers lessons for the present and ensures an inheritance for our future, deserve our sincere thanks,’’ said Ray Chang, Historic Preservation Program Coordinator for Morris County. “These county grants assist their efforts to ensure that our county’s heritage and architectural legend are sustained.”
|Property Name||Grant Type||Location||Funding|
|Boonton Holmes Public Library – Exterior Restoration||Construction||Boonton Town||$221,360|
|Stone Arch Bridge – Bridge Stabilization||Construction||Boonton Town||$320,000|
|Arthur W. Condict House – Exterior Restoration||Construction||Dover Town||$144,576|
|Whippany Burying Yard – Stones & Lane Restoration||Construction||Hanover Twp.||$20,995|
|L’Ecole Kinnelon Museum – Interior Restoration||Construction||Kinnelon Boro.||$263,760|
|Museum of Early Trades & Crafts – Phase 5 Interior||Construction||Madison Boro.||$286,321|
|Acorn Hall Carriage House – Phase II Rehabilitation||Construction||Morristown Town||$245,488|
|Historic Speedwell Waterwheel – Waterwheel Restoration||Construction||Morristown Town||$311,329|
|Seward House – Phase 1C Partial Exterior Restoration||Construction||Mount Olive Twp.||$220,000|
|Growing Stage – Fly System Restoration||Construction||Netcong Boro.||$274,800|
|Richardson History House – Phase 2||Construction||Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp.||$177,647|
|Smith-Baldwin House – Phase 3 Rehabilitation||Construction||Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp.||$250,000|
|Friends Meeting House – Roof Restoration||Construction||Randolph Twp.||$198,190|
|Ford-Faesch House – Partial Interior Restoration||Construction||Rockaway Twp.||$300,656|
|King Homestead Museum – Store Electrical System||Construction||Roxbury Twp.||$89,820|
|Lake Hopatcong Train Station – Site Restoration||Construction||Roxbury Twp.||$331,632|
|Boonton Train Trestle – Engineering Assessment||Non-Construction||Boonton Town||$36,800|
|Mount Vernon School – Construction Documents||Non-Construction||Chatham Twp.||$16,600|
|Ayres Farm Garage – Construction Documents||Non-Construction||Denville Twp.||$17,500|
|Cook House – Preservation Plan||Non-Construction||East Hanover Twp.||$22,360|
|Madison Masonic Lodge – Construction Documents||Non-Construction||Madison Boro.||$21,440|
|Phoenix House – Construction Documents||Non-Construction||Mendham Boro.||$32,050|
|Scott Farm Barn – Preservation Plan||Non-Construction||Mendham Boro.||$16,000|
|Morristown Post Office – Acquisition||Non-Construction||Morristown Town||$480,000|
|Schuyler-Hamilton House – Construction Documents||Non-Construction||Morristown Town||$12,920|
|Woman’s Club of Morristown – Construction Documents||Non-Construction||Morristown Town||$4,500|
|Former Borough Hall – Preservation Plan||Non-Construction||Mount Arlington Boro.||$22,400|
|Obadiah LaTourette Grist and Saw Mill – Preservation Plan||Non-Construction||Washington Twp.||$30,856|
|Total Funding: $4,370,000|