Got Windows? — Matching Grants Awarded in New Jersey

Posted August 26th, 2015 by maryalbro and filed in News & Announcements
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The 1772 Foundation and the New Jersey Historic Trust have awarded 29 historic preservation 1:1 matching grants totaling $290,000 for exterior painting; fire detection and/or security systems; roof, porch, and window repair/restoration; sill and foundation repair/replacement; and chimney repointing. Grants also were awarded in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Atlantic Highlands Historical Society - NJ - Strauss Mansion window repair and restoration, 2
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, a past grantee, again was awarded funding to repair and restore windows of the Strauss Mansion. The Mansion, Atlantic Highlands’ only National Register listed property, was built in 1893 as a vacation home for Adolph Strauss, a New York merchant. The National Register nomination of this Queen Anne summer cottage cites its many significant architectural features, including “the varied windows that include both traditional one-over-one and two-over-two clear glass sash windows, and stained glass in one-over-one sash windows as well as in fixed rectangular, round, and half-round windows.” The Atlantic Highland Historical Society is making every effort to retain and restore the original fabric of the Strauss Mansion’s many windows.


The trustees of The 1772 Foundation sometimes have wondered just how many windows have been repaired and restored with its matching grants, which fund only exterior preservation projects. “Bricks and mortar” dollars often are harder to come by than programmatic funding. With this granting program, the Foundation recognizes the critical importance of maintaining the envelopes of historic buildings in order to protect the artifacts and archives they house.

GranteeSite Award
1759 Vought House (Clinton Township)Christoffel Vought Farmstead$15,000
Alice Paul Institute (Mount Laurel Township)Paulsdale$14,047
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Strauss Mansion$14,850
Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation (Denville Township)Ayres/Knuth Farm$15,000
Bordentown Historical SocietyFriends Meeting House$15,000
Center for Historic American Building Arts (Bridgeton)Cumberland Nail & Iron Works$3,960
Friends of Fleming Castle (Flemington)Samuel Fleming House (Fleming Castle)$8,900
Friends of the Library Company of BurlingtonBurlington Library Company$4,750
Friends of West Hill (Burlington Township)West Hill Manor House$4,000
Friends of White Hill Mansion (Fieldsboro)White Hill Mansion$4,500
Greater Cape May Historical Society (Cape May City)Memucan Hughes Colonial House$1,655
The Heritage & Agriculture Association (Wantage)Lusscroft Farm$15,000
Historic Cold Spring Village Foundation (Lower Township)Historic Cold Spring Village$15,000
Historical Society of HammontonFormer Town Hall$4,462
Hunterdon Land Trust (Raritan Township)Case-Dvoor Farmstead$15,000
Inlet Public-Private Association (Atlantic City)Absecon Lighthouse$10,000
The Kalmia Club (Lambertville)Kalmia Club$10,400
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (Roxbury Township)Lake Hopatcong Train Station$13,264
Lambertville Historical SocietyJames Marshall House$15,000
The Monmouth County Historical Association (Freehold)Covenhoven House$15,000
NASW Foundation (Rio Grande)Hangar #1$15,000
North Brunswick Historical SocietyPulda Farm$7,500
Ocean County Historical Society (Toms River)Pierson-Sculthorp House$15,000
The Parker Homestead - 1665 (Little Silver)Parker Homestead$4,971
Players Guild of LeoniaCivil War Drill Hall and Armory$8,000
Port Norris Historical Society (Commercial Township)GAR Jacob Shinn Post #6$3,000
Red Mill Museum Village (Clinton)Red Mill$3,800
Waldwick Historical SocietyErie Railroad Interlocking Tower "WC"$2,941
Westampton Township Historical SocietyRancocas Lyceum$15,000