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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#OTD 1949, “The Boss” was born in Long Branch, NJ. Bruce Springsteen’s career propelled at the Stone Pony, the beating h...
09/23/2021

#OTD 1949, “The Boss” was born in Long Branch, NJ. Bruce Springsteen’s career propelled at the Stone Pony, the beating heart of Asbury Park, and currently resides in Colts Neck. In addition, his family history can be traced as far back to the 1600s in Monmouth County! The Boss is also an advocate for history and in recent years was honored with an exhibit entitled ‘Springsteen: His Hometown’ at the Monmouth County Historical Association. Raise your hand if you are a fan of Bruce Springsteen 🖐️

#brucespringsteen #theboss #coltsneck #asburypark #monmouthcounty #newjersey #history

#OTD 1949, “The Boss” was born in Long Branch, NJ. Bruce Springsteen’s career propelled at the Stone Pony, the beating heart of Asbury Park, and currently resides in Colts Neck. In addition, his family history can be traced as far back to the 1600s in Monmouth County! The Boss is also an advocate for history and in recent years was honored with an exhibit entitled ‘Springsteen: His Hometown’ at the Monmouth County Historical Association. Raise your hand if you are a fan of Bruce Springsteen 🖐️

#brucespringsteen #theboss #coltsneck #asburypark #monmouthcounty #newjersey #history

Today is the first day of autumn, when day and night are of equal length. The season is full of exciting events and fest...
09/22/2021

Today is the first day of autumn, when day and night are of equal length. The season is full of exciting events and festivities at many historic sites throughout the state. To start planning your adventures, visit journeythroughjersey.com for a complete list of events!

Today is the first day of autumn, when day and night are of equal length. The season is full of exciting events and festivities at many historic sites throughout the state. To start planning your adventures, visit journeythroughjersey.com for a complete list of events!

Constructed in 1907 as the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad Terminal Complex, Hoboken Terminal was designed in...
09/21/2021

Constructed in 1907 as the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad Terminal Complex, Hoboken Terminal was designed in the Beaux Arts style by architect Kenneth Murchison. The terminal was a milestone in American transportation development, combining rail, ferry, and pedestrian facilities in one of the most innovatively designed and engineered structures in the nation. Hoboken Terminal was the first use of the Bush type train shed, which quickly became ubiquitous.

Trust grants helped fund the repair of the ferry terminal roof and clerestory, a crucial first step in the ongoing restoration of this magnificent public building. It continues to be owned and operated as a commuter rail terminal by New Jersey Transit.

📸 courtesy of http://ow.ly/coDv50GdHTP.

#preservenj #hoboken #hudsoncounty #newjersey #hobokenterminal #transit #architecture #njhistory

Constructed in 1907 as the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad Terminal Complex, Hoboken Terminal was designed in the Beaux Arts style by architect Kenneth Murchison. The terminal was a milestone in American transportation development, combining rail, ferry, and pedestrian facilities in one of the most innovatively designed and engineered structures in the nation. Hoboken Terminal was the first use of the Bush type train shed, which quickly became ubiquitous.

Trust grants helped fund the repair of the ferry terminal roof and clerestory, a crucial first step in the ongoing restoration of this magnificent public building. It continues to be owned and operated as a commuter rail terminal by New Jersey Transit.

📸 courtesy of http://ow.ly/coDv50GdHTP.

#preservenj #hoboken #hudsoncounty #newjersey #hobokenterminal #transit #architecture #njhistory

At the turn of the century, Lakewood was one of the most fashionable winter resorts in the United States. Architect, Bru...
09/17/2021

At the turn of the century, Lakewood was one of the most fashionable winter resorts in the United States. Architect, Bruce Price, designed the Georgian Court estate for millionaire George Jay Gould in 1899-1902. Since 1924, the estate has been home to Georgian Court University, which maintains many notable features of the original estate including the Casino Building, which once sheltered an enclosed polo court, tennis and squash courts, swimming pool, ballroom, three-lane bowling alley, and guest rooms. The mansion and related estate buildings are complimented by an elaborate 152-acre landscape plan, also designed by Price. The axial nature of the Italian Gardens, which terminate with a sunken lagoon, was inspired by the gardens at Versailles.

In 2005 the Trust helped fund a comprehensive existing conditions assessment of the historic core of buildings and landscape for the campus. Previous grants help fund restoration of several estate buildings and features.

#preservenj #lakewood #oceancounty #newjersey #georgiancourt #historic #preservation

At the turn of the century, Lakewood was one of the most fashionable winter resorts in the United States. Architect, Bruce Price, designed the Georgian Court estate for millionaire George Jay Gould in 1899-1902. Since 1924, the estate has been home to Georgian Court University, which maintains many notable features of the original estate including the Casino Building, which once sheltered an enclosed polo court, tennis and squash courts, swimming pool, ballroom, three-lane bowling alley, and guest rooms. The mansion and related estate buildings are complimented by an elaborate 152-acre landscape plan, also designed by Price. The axial nature of the Italian Gardens, which terminate with a sunken lagoon, was inspired by the gardens at Versailles.

In 2005 the Trust helped fund a comprehensive existing conditions assessment of the historic core of buildings and landscape for the campus. Previous grants help fund restoration of several estate buildings and features.

#preservenj #lakewood #oceancounty #newjersey #georgiancourt #historic #preservation

#OTD 1789, American novelist and author of The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper, was born in Burlington, NJ. ...
09/15/2021

#OTD 1789, American novelist and author of The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper, was born in Burlington, NJ. Visit the birthplace of one of America’s first major novelists of the nineteenth century at the Burlington County Historical Society campus.

For more information, visit www.journeythroughjersey.com/sites/captain-james-lawrence-house.

#discovernjhistory #burlingtoncounty #newjersey #lastofthemohicans #jamesfenimorecooper #novelist #njhistory

#OTD 1789, American novelist and author of The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper, was born in Burlington, NJ. Visit the birthplace of one of America’s first major novelists of the nineteenth century at the Burlington County Historical Society campus.

For more information, visit www.journeythroughjersey.com/sites/captain-james-lawrence-house.

#discovernjhistory #burlingtoncounty #newjersey #lastofthemohicans #jamesfenimorecooper #novelist #njhistory

Tonight! Hear from our Executive Director, Dorothy Guzzo, explore the heritage of the highlands and how to protect it. S...
09/14/2021

Tonight! Hear from our Executive Director, Dorothy Guzzo, explore the heritage of the highlands and how to protect it.

See below for more details!

Tonight at 7PM join Dorothy Guzzo, Executive Director of the New Jersey Historic Trust and Elliott Ruga. Policy and Communications Director of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition to learn about cultural and historic heritage in the Highlands, and how it contributes to local and regional economic development. More: https://njhighlandscoalition.org/highlands-coalition-virtual-events-and-webinars/

Vass Farmstead in Hardwick Township was owned by John Vass, a German immigrant who erected the limestone farmhouse in 18...
09/14/2021

Vass Farmstead in Hardwick Township was owned by John Vass, a German immigrant who erected the limestone farmhouse in 1812. Members of the Vass family were extensive landowners and involved in local politics, ice production, farming, and mining enterprises. The farm remained in family ownership until 1922. The land on which the farmstead now sits was purchased using Green Acres funding and is now part of the county's 665-acre White Lake Wildlife Management Area, a popular fishing and recreational destination.

The Trust helped fund a Historic Structures Report, restoration, and an Interpretive Plan.

#preservenj #hardwick #warrencounty #newjersey #historic #preservation #farm

Vass Farmstead in Hardwick Township was owned by John Vass, a German immigrant who erected the limestone farmhouse in 1812. Members of the Vass family were extensive landowners and involved in local politics, ice production, farming, and mining enterprises. The farm remained in family ownership until 1922. The land on which the farmstead now sits was purchased using Green Acres funding and is now part of the county's 665-acre White Lake Wildlife Management Area, a popular fishing and recreational destination.

The Trust helped fund a Historic Structures Report, restoration, and an Interpretive Plan.

#preservenj #hardwick #warrencounty #newjersey #historic #preservation #farm

Fleming Castle may be the last surviving eighteenth century building in Flemington. The building housed Flemington’s fir...
09/10/2021

Fleming Castle may be the last surviving eighteenth century building in Flemington. The building housed Flemington’s first physician, Dr. George Creed. During the nineteenth century Samuel Southard, a former New Jersey Governor, Legislator, and member of the U.S. Senate, lived in the building. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) owned and restored the building during the twentieth century.

The Trust helped fund a Preservation Plan, exterior restoration and repairs.

#preservenj #flemington #hunterdoncounty #newjersey #preservation

Fleming Castle may be the last surviving eighteenth century building in Flemington. The building housed Flemington’s first physician, Dr. George Creed. During the nineteenth century Samuel Southard, a former New Jersey Governor, Legislator, and member of the U.S. Senate, lived in the building. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) owned and restored the building during the twentieth century.

The Trust helped fund a Preservation Plan, exterior restoration and repairs.

#preservenj #flemington #hunterdoncounty #newjersey #preservation

Breidenhart in Moorestown is a castle-like mansion designed in 1894 for Samuel Allen, inventor of the Flexible Flyer Sle...
09/08/2021

Breidenhart in Moorestown is a castle-like mansion designed in 1894 for Samuel Allen, inventor of the Flexible Flyer Sled and Planet Junior Plow. From 1918 to 1943, Eldridge Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine, owned the property and remodeled the interior with custom wood paneling. In 1947, it was purchased and dedicated at the Lutheran Home at Moorestown.

In 2004 a Trust grant helped fund a Historic Structures Report to help guide the adaptive reuse of the interior space.

#preservenj #moorestown #burlingtoncounty #newjersey #castle #mansion #preservation

Breidenhart in Moorestown is a castle-like mansion designed in 1894 for Samuel Allen, inventor of the Flexible Flyer Sled and Planet Junior Plow. From 1918 to 1943, Eldridge Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine, owned the property and remodeled the interior with custom wood paneling. In 1947, it was purchased and dedicated at the Lutheran Home at Moorestown.

In 2004 a Trust grant helped fund a Historic Structures Report to help guide the adaptive reuse of the interior space.

#preservenj #moorestown #burlingtoncounty #newjersey #castle #mansion #preservation

Preservation Directory recently launched, HistoricFunding.com. The new website features over 7,000 funding sources as we...
09/07/2021

Preservation Directory recently launched, HistoricFunding.com. The new website features over 7,000 funding sources as well as work training and educational resources. The site covers the entire Unites States and territories. Please note, there is a membership fee to access the database. To find out more and to join, visit https://historicfunding.com/Membership.

Preservation Directory recently launched, HistoricFunding.com. The new website features over 7,000 funding sources as well as work training and educational resources. The site covers the entire Unites States and territories. Please note, there is a membership fee to access the database. To find out more and to join, visit https://historicfunding.com/Membership.

Today we honor and recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday traces its roots to t...
09/06/2021

Today we honor and recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday traces its roots to the late nineteenth century when labor activists advocated for a federal holiday to recognize the achievements and contributions of America’s workforce.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland - from New Jersey - signed a law making the first Monday of September a national holiday. #LaborDay

Today we honor and recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday traces its roots to the late nineteenth century when labor activists advocated for a federal holiday to recognize the achievements and contributions of America’s workforce.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland - from New Jersey - signed a law making the first Monday of September a national holiday. #LaborDay

Glen Alpin in Harding Township was constructed as the country estate of Henry Holt around 1840. The building is one of t...
09/04/2021

Glen Alpin in Harding Township was constructed as the country estate of Henry Holt around 1840. The building is one of the best remaining examples of Gothic Revival cottage architecture in New Jersey. The house exemplifies the Picturesque Style popularized throughout the United States by Andrew Jackson Downing and A. J. Davis during the mid-19th century.

In 2006 the Trust helped fund exterior restoration that was guided by a previously funded Preservation Plan.

#preservenj #hardingtownship #morriscounty #newjersey #preservation #restoration

Glen Alpin in Harding Township was constructed as the country estate of Henry Holt around 1840. The building is one of the best remaining examples of Gothic Revival cottage architecture in New Jersey. The house exemplifies the Picturesque Style popularized throughout the United States by Andrew Jackson Downing and A. J. Davis during the mid-19th century.

In 2006 the Trust helped fund exterior restoration that was guided by a previously funded Preservation Plan.

#preservenj #hardingtownship #morriscounty #newjersey #preservation #restoration

The 2021 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021! Preservation New Jersey is pr...
09/03/2021

The 2021 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021! Preservation New Jersey is presenting the New Jersey Historic Preservation Project and Leadership Awards this year and introducing a variety of new and exciting categories. Submit a nomination online by September 20, 2021. For more information, visit https://www.preservationnj.org/2021-new-jersey-historic-preservation-awards-nominations-are-open/.

The 2021 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021! Preservation New Jersey is presenting the New Jersey Historic Preservation Project and Leadership Awards this year and introducing a variety of new and exciting categories. Submit a nomination online by September 20, 2021. For more information, visit https://www.preservationnj.org/2021-new-jersey-historic-preservation-awards-nominations-are-open/.

The Westervelt-Lydecker House in Woodcliff Lake Borough is a locally significant example of Dutch Colonial architecture ...
09/03/2021

The Westervelt-Lydecker House in Woodcliff Lake Borough is a locally significant example of Dutch Colonial architecture and associated with the exploration and settlement of Bergen County. The 1750s stone house retains many eighteenth and nineteenth century features and an altered wing provides opportunities for rehabilitation.

In 2001 the Trust helped fund the preparation of a Preservation Plan.

#preservenj #woodclifflake #bergencounty #newjersey #preservation

The Westervelt-Lydecker House in Woodcliff Lake Borough is a locally significant example of Dutch Colonial architecture and associated with the exploration and settlement of Bergen County. The 1750s stone house retains many eighteenth and nineteenth century features and an altered wing provides opportunities for rehabilitation.

In 2001 the Trust helped fund the preparation of a Preservation Plan.

#preservenj #woodclifflake #bergencounty #newjersey #preservation

#OTD the first Miss America Beauty Pageant was held at the Atlantic City Convention Hall in 1921. At the time, Atlantic ...
08/31/2021

#OTD the first Miss America Beauty Pageant was held at the Atlantic City Convention Hall in 1921. At the time, Atlantic City was at its peak in popularity as a summer beach resort. The two-day event was held to extend the tourism season beyond Labor Day. The Convention Hall is best known for its association with the Miss America contest, but the multi-purpose structure hosted many other events including the 1964 Democratic National Convention.

Learn more by viewing the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail book: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/WHTrail_Book.pdf.

Photo courtesy of National Register of Historic Places (flikr): https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalregister/3501519198/.

#discovernjhistory #missamerica #atlanticcity #newjersey #njhistory

#OTD the first Miss America Beauty Pageant was held at the Atlantic City Convention Hall in 1921. At the time, Atlantic City was at its peak in popularity as a summer beach resort. The two-day event was held to extend the tourism season beyond Labor Day. The Convention Hall is best known for its association with the Miss America contest, but the multi-purpose structure hosted many other events including the 1964 Democratic National Convention.

Learn more by viewing the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail book: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/WHTrail_Book.pdf.

Photo courtesy of National Register of Historic Places (flikr): https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalregister/3501519198/.

#discovernjhistory #missamerica #atlanticcity #newjersey #njhistory

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The 1844 Tomlinson Mansion in Stratford, NJ (Camden County) is threatened with demolition after being purchased by a California based developer. The Mansion is listed on both State and National historic registers. Developer also seeking a NJ DEP waiver to build on wetlands that are adjacent to the Big Timber Creek that are part of this property. Petition to stop demolition can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/Save-the-Tomlinson-Mansion-100426855135376
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