New Jersey Historic Trust Site Grants 2008

New Jersey Historic Trust Announces Grant Applications for 2008

February 27, 2009

TRENTON – The New Jersey Historic Trust today announced its recommended list for 2008 Historic Preservation Grants. The list of recommended sites will go before the Garden State Preservation Trust on March 11th for ratification and then move on to the Legislature for approval. 60 projects at historic sites were selected and would receive a total of over $15.5 million in funding.

New Jersey Historic Grant totals by County for 2008

“The Historic Trust continues to make great strides in preserving New Jersey’s culture and historic sites,” said Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Joseph Doria. “This is indicative of Governor Corzine’s efforts to revitalize our state’s economy. Not only will this action preserve these sites, but it will help spur economic growth by attracting tourism to these areas.”

The New Jersey Historic Trust, a DCA affiliate, administers the grants from the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The Trust Fund was created to promote historic preservation and encourage joint preservation efforts by the public and private sectors. It funds both capital projects and planning projects for historic preservation across the state.

New Jersey Historic Grants by Percentage for 2008

This 2008 Historic Preservation Grant Round is devoted to Historic Sites Management Grants and Capital Preservation Grants. Historic Site Management Grants support non-construction activities such as conditions assessments, preservation plans, engineering reports, construction documents, landscape reports, archaeological assessments associated with historic site rehabilitation, green building retrofit analysis, and heritage tourism initiatives. Capital Preservation Grants support ‘bricks and mortar’ repair, restoration and rehabilitation of historic resources for continued active use. The maximum award is $50,000 for planning and $750,000 for capital construction. Special initiatives this year highlighted urban resources, heritage tourism, and projects not previously funded.

Below is the list of projects – For more information visit –

Recommended Site Muni. County Recommended Award
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Beverly Burlington $289,945
Burlington County Historical Society Burlington Burlington $50,000
Battleship New Jersey Camden Camden $100,000
Church of Our Savior, Camden Camden Camden $750,000
Bivalve Shipping Sheds & Wharves Commercial Cumberland $750,000
Edgewater Borough Hall Edgewater Bergen $406,000
First Presbyterian Church Elizabeth Union $290,202
Trenton Bath House and Day Camp Ewing Mercer $750,000
Fleming Castle Flemington Hunterdon $49,650
Glen Ridge Municipal Building/Library Glen Ridge Essex $664,200
First Baptist Church of Haddonfield Haddonfield Camden $24,682
Hoboken Public Library Hoboken Hudson $750,000
Henry Phillips House Hopewell Mercer $360,830
Ellis Island Recreation Building Jersey City Hudson $50,000
Ellis Island Hospital Building Jersey City Hudson $162,325
St. Andrew’s Amwell Lambertville Hunterdon $29,962
Parker Homestead Little Silver Monmouth $44,625
Church of the Presidents Long Branch Monmouth $467,296
Millington Schoolhouse #74/Old Town Hall Long Hill Morris $27,147
The Darlington Schoolhouse/Havemeyer Hall Mahwah Bergen $750,000
The Presbyterian Church Mays Landing Atlantic $12,724
The Preparative Meeting of Friends of Medford Medford Burlington $50,000
Medford Preparatory Friends Meeting Medford Burlington $99,942
1857 Millville Bank Millville Cumberland $29,767
Willow Hall Morristown Morris $37,322
Revolutionary NJ Discovery Centers Multiple Multiple $50,000
James and Ann Whitall House National Park Gloucester $47,625
Dutch Reformed Church New Brunswick Middlesex $487,797
Christ Episcopal Church New Brunswick Middlesex $412,408
Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company Newark Essex $255,000
Ballentine Carriage House Newark Essex $588,092
Van Allen House & Vygeborg Farm Office Bldg. Oakland Bergen $40,000
New Milford Plant/Hackensack Water Co. Oradell Bergen $750,000
Orange City Hall Orange Essex $140,500
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany Orange Essex $250,065
Second Presbyterian Church, Oxford Oxford Warren $16,310
S.U.M. Great Falls Power Plant Paterson Passaic $180,000
Rogers Locomotive Works Storage Building Paterson Passaic $750,000
Alliance Heritage Center Pittsgrove Salem $50,000
Moshe Bayuk House Pittsgrove Salem $406,744
All Souls Church Plainfield Union $446,369
Port Colden Methodist Episcopal Church Port Colden Warren $186,000
Thomas Clarke House Princeton Mercer $25,000
General John Frelinghuysen House Raritan Somerset $264,075
Anthony Reckless Estate Red Bank Monmouth $29,308
Roebling Company Kinkora Works Roebling Burlington $50,000
Salem County Courthouse Salem Salem $250,000
Bevans Sandyston Sussex $33,000
Princeton Nurseries, Kingston Site South Brunswick Middlesex $290,000
Bishop-Irick Farmstead Southampton Burlington $9,092
Spring Lake First Aid & Emerg. Squad Bldg. Spring Lake Monmouth $526,950
District No. 98 Schoolhouse Stockton Hunterdon $219,769
The Clearing Summit Union $47,500
Douglass House and Jackson Street Bridge Trenton Mercer $534,901
Port Colden Schoolhouse Washington Warren $273,800
Dey Mansion Wayne Passaic $619,737
Belcoville Post Office Weymouth Atlantic $15,000
Morris Canal Lock 2 East Wharton Morris $50,000
Trinity Episcopal Church Woodbridge Middlesex $253,540
Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church Woolwich Gloucester $12,000

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