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New Jersey Historic Trust

New Jersey Historic Trust The New Jersey Historic Trust was created by law in 1967 to preserve New Jersey's historic resources across the state. The Mission of the Trust is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.

The Historic Trust seeks to achieve its mission by serving as:
- A leading voice for preservation at the state level
- A catalyst for preservation and community revitalization activities
- A full partner in state policy development
- A technical and financial resource for the stewardship of historic properties

The New Jersey Historic Trust has accomplished much since its creation in 1967. Million

The Historic Trust seeks to achieve its mission by serving as:
- A leading voice for preservation at the state level
- A catalyst for preservation and community revitalization activities
- A full partner in state policy development
- A technical and financial resource for the stewardship of historic properties

The New Jersey Historic Trust has accomplished much since its creation in 1967. Million

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Located within the Long Pond Ironworks in West Milford Township, the Hewitt Church was constructed in 1895 in the Carpen...
04/25/2022

Located within the Long Pond Ironworks in West Milford Township, the Hewitt Church was constructed in 1895 in the Carpenter Gothic style. It is significant for its association with employees living in the village that centered on the Cooper & Hewitt Company.

The iron company donated the Long Pond Ironworks property to the State of New Jersey in 1957. The church continued to be used for religious service until 1970 and it was briefly used an antique store until it was vacated in 1980.

A 2021 grant will help fund masonry restoration, exterior repairs, and a structural investigation of the roof.

For more information, visit: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/longpond.html.

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Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills is an intact, early 20th century New Jersey estate, with buildings and garden features ...
04/22/2022

Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills is an intact, early 20th century New Jersey estate, with buildings and garden features reflective of American Arts and Crafts aesthetics. The mission of Greenwood Gardens is to preserve the historic architecture and landscape of the property and inspire and educate the public on nature and land stewardship.

A 2006 grant helped fund the stabilization and restoration of the main terrace retaining wall and garden steps.

The gardens will reopen on May 1, 2022. For more information, visit: http://www.greenwoodgardens.org.

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Twin Oaks was the home of Peter and Adaline Frelinghuysen, having chosen Morristown to raise their family and award-winn...
04/20/2022

Twin Oaks was the home of Peter and Adaline Frelinghuysen, having chosen Morristown to raise their family and award-winning Jersey cattle. The home was designed by the firm of McKim, Mean, & White, believed to have been designed by Symmes Richardson, one of three new partners to join the firm in 1906.

The Classical Revival style mansion followed a center-hall plan with habitable attic space and was enlarged in 1925 to accommodate the Frelinghuysen’s growing family. The property was acquired by the Morris Museum in 1964 and became the home to New Jersey’s oldest museum Morris Museum. Since then, the museum has added several appendages, including a theater and parking garage, to accommodate the needs of the growing museum. Its most recent capital project exposed the original historic house such that it is now completely visible and able to be interpreted as part of the Museum’s history.

A 2021 grant will help fund replacement of the slate roof in-kind.

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Merchiston Farm in Chester is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places for its associations wi...
04/18/2022

Merchiston Farm in Chester is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places for its associations with Martha Brookes Hutcheson, the second professional female landscape architect in the United States.

Hutcheson lived at the property, comprised of an 18th century farmhouse and farmyard, from 1912 until 1959. The house is surrounded by Hutcheson's designed landscape, which includes informal gardens, a tennis court, swimming pool, an orchard, streams, and axes, with viewsheds framed by allees and arbors. The landscape is considered a representative example of the country place era of landscape design.

A 2019 Trust grant helped fund the preparation of design and construction documents. To learn more, visit https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/bamboo-brook/.

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Located in Clinton, the red mill was constructed in 1810 as a single-story structure and enlarged to four floors later i...
04/15/2022

Located in Clinton, the red mill was constructed in 1810 as a single-story structure and enlarged to four floors later in the nineteenth century. First used to process wool, it later became a grist mill, flour mill, and graphite mill. During the early twentieth century it transitioned to produce talc. The site was also home to a limestone quarry operation that began in 1844.

When milling operations ceased at the site, the town of Clinton purchased the property in 1949 to use the mill building for storage. In 1963, the mill was opened to the public as the Clinton Historical Museum. In 1996 the site became known as the Hunterdon Historical Museum.

Today, the @redmillmuseum is the most photographed building in the state. In addition to the red mill itself, the 10-acre site includes a number of outbuildings, many of which are associated with the quarry operations that took place there. Below the 150-foot limestone cliff is the office, dynamite shed, screenhouse, three lime kilns, a wagon house, and a tenant house. The site also includes relocated buildings including a schoolhouse, wagon shed, and corn crib.

A 2021 grant will help fund exterior repainting, full exterior repointing, and selective interior repointing of the mill building.

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Situated in Ringwood State Park, the New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands includes 96 acres of specialty garden...
04/13/2022

Situated in Ringwood State Park, the New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands includes 96 acres of specialty gardens surrounded by 1,000 acres of woodlands with extensive views of the Ramapo Mountains, and Skylands Manor.

The gardens contain a far-reaching variety of plants, evergreens and deciduous trees and shrubs in specialty areas. Of particular interest are the crabapple vista, terraced gardens, perennial and annual gardens and woodland paths.

For more information, visit https://www.njbg.org/.

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The 2022 New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference is scheduled for June 3 at the Trenton War Memorial. Fo...
04/12/2022

The 2022 New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference is scheduled for June 3 at the Trenton War Memorial. For more information please visit, njpreservationconference.org. #NJHistPresConf

Take a behind the scenes tour of the Trenton War Memorial. Opened in 1932, the National and State Historic Site, was built as a great community center dedicated to the memory of the soldiers and sailors from Mercer County who died fighting in World War I.

Register today for the 2022 New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference, Building a Place for History: Rediscovery and Renewal!

📆 Join us on June 3, 2022, to learn more on topics ranging from researching underrepresented histories, tools and techniques for historic preservation, how to promote history attractions, federal and New Jersey tax credits, legal frameworks for preservation, and Superstorm Sandy's lasting impacts.

🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️ Activities also include marketplace sponsor and vendor exhibits, tours of the State House, Downtown Trenton, the War Memorial, and Archeology at the State House, and a closing reception at the Old Barracks Museum.

🎫 To register and learn more, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-place-for-history-rediscovery-and-renewal-2022-tickets-247307542517.

Co-sponsors:
New Jersey Historic Trust | New Jersey Historic Preservation Office | New Jersey Historical Commission - NJHC

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Located within the Burlington County Historic District, the Carriage House was constructed in 1876 as part of the Woolma...
04/11/2022

Located within the Burlington County Historic District, the Carriage House was constructed in 1876 as part of the Woolman estate.

The Carriage House is a two-story brick building with a central block flanked by two side wings. The Woolman family was well known for its Quaker affiliations and business dealings in what was formerly known as West Jersey. This high style carriage house features ornate decoration such as beaded board paneling and iron decorative details atop the stall partitions.

It served as a carriage house storing horses and coaches for the Woolman family until 1953 when the structure was sold to be used as a private residence and later as an antique store. In 1986, it was purchased by the City of Burlington.

A 2021 grant will help interior and exterior repairs, and upgrades to the electrical and lighting systems.

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation with the National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced the recip...
04/08/2022
Telling the Full History Preservation Fund | National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation with the National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced the recipients of the Telling the Full History Preservation Fund. Among them is the Asbury Park African American Music Project, Inc. for The Turf Club: A Celebration of the Cultural Heritage of Asbury Park’s African American Community. To learn more about the grant recipients, please visit http://ow.ly/MFpE50IF0uy.

With $2.5 million in grants awarded across 39 states to 80 organizations, these projects demonstrate how preservation is a powerful tool for advancing justice and equity as well as for expanding the vitally important humanities infrastructure of our nation.

Located in Summit, the Clearing, also known as Reeves-Reed Arboretum, was developed as a country estate by Mr. and Mrs. ...
04/08/2022

Located in Summit, the Clearing, also known as Reeves-Reed Arboretum, was developed as a country estate by Mr. and Mrs. John Wisner of New York City.

The Colonial Revival-style house designed by New York architects Babb, Cook and Willard and landscape features designed from 1889-1925 by noted American landscape architects Vaux and Company, Ellen Shipman, and Carl Pilat. This property bears witness to the early 20th-century trend that brought together professional landscape architects and an elite, primarily female clientele, in a pairing that influenced the "garden club" movement and women's magazines devoted to gardening.

Trust grants helped fund restoration of the “Primrose Path” retaining wall, an early feature of the historic core of the arboretum. For more information, visit: www.reeves-reedarboretum.org.

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