New Jersey Historic Preservation Grants – 2017

Posted June 20th, 2017 by maryalbro and filed in News & Announcements
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The 1772 Foundation and the New Jersey Historic Trust have awarded 23 historic preservation 1:1 matching grants totaling $292,155. Grants were provided for exterior work:  painting, surface restoration, fire/security systems, repairs to/restoration of porches, roofs and windows, repairs to foundations and sills, and chimney and masonry repointing. Individual grants ranged from $3,800 to the grant maximum of $15,000, with 15 organizations received the latter amount. Grants also were awarded in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Two organizations, Homeless Solutions, Inc. and Oakes Integrated Care, received grants for repairs to historic structures that have been repurposed to provide affordable housing.

Mount Kemble Home

Adams and Sickles Pharmacy Building

In Morristown, Homeless Solutions operates the Mount Kemble Home, the oldest affordable housing facility for senior women in New Jersey. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the state register. Built in 1826, the Federal-style brick house was the private home of the Richard Johnson family. In 1878, the building’s façade was modernized. The house became “The Home for Worthy and Destitute Women and Girls” in 1887. An addition more than doubled the floor space and also reoriented the entrance to Mount Kemble Road. Eventually, the building became known as the Mount Kemble Home.

Homeless Solutions, which has been building housing throughout Morris County since 1996, took over Mount Kemble Home in 2013. It has begun a comprehensive renovation and refurbishing of both building and grounds. The grant from The 1772 Foundation will be used to paint, repair, and re-install 45 original, fully-functioning transom window shutters, one of the remaining decorative features original to the house.

Oaks Integrated Care offers an extensive range of services in the behavioral health continuum, including a supportive housing program. Formerly known as the Adams and Sickles Pharmacy Building, One West End provides affordable housing and supportive services to formerly homeless individuals. It too is listed on both the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places.

Built in 1900, the Adams and Sickles Pharmacy Building is a Trenton landmark, located in the historic neighborhood of West Trenton. The building was once a focal point of the neighborhood where it was the community pharmacy. It is one of the neighborhood’s few remaining buildings that still features its original architecture. According to the National Register of Historic Places, the building has a “gingerbread look created by the wooden, shingled turret and bays” located along the front and corner of the structure. The 1772 Foundation grant will be used for façade masonry repair and wood repair/replacement. Historic preservation of the Adams and Sickles Pharmacy Building is an opportunity to give its tenants and other neighborhood residents a piece of local history.

A list of all of this year’s New Jersey recipients of historic preservation matching grants follows.

Atlantic Highlands Historical SocietyStrauss Mansion$15,000
Burlington County Historical Society (Burlington)Bard How House$10,890
Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Frazee House, Inc. (Scotch Plains)Elizabeth and Gershom Frazee House$13,310
Historical Society of PrincetonUpdike Farmstead farmhouse$8,000
Homeless Solutions (Morristown)Mt. Kemble Home$12,000
Hunterdon Land Trust (Raritan)Case Dvoor Farm building$15,000
The Kenilworth Historical SocietyOswald J. Nitschke House$5,313
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (Roxbury)Landing Train Station$15,000
The Merchants and Drovers Tavern (Rahway)Tavern$11,177
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (Cape May)Emlen Physick House$15,000
The Monmouth County Historical Society (Holmdel)Holmes-Hendrickson House$15,000
Montague Association for the Restoration of Community HistoryFoster-Armstrong House$10,000
Musconetcong Watershed Association (Franklin Township)Asbury Mill$15,000
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (Lower Township)Hangar Number 1$15,000
The New Jersey Historical Society (Newark)Essex Club$3,800
Oakes Integrated Care (Trenton)Adams and Sickles Pharmacy$15,000
Ocean Grove Historic Preservation Society, Inc.Jersey Shore Arts Center$7,725
Passaic River Coalition (Morristown)Willow Hall$15,000
Ralston Cider Mill (Mendham Township)Garage$15,000
Roxbury Historic TrustTheodore and Emma Louise King House$15,000
Save Lucy Committee, Inc. (Margate)Lucy the Elephant$15,000
The Shipman Mansion Foundation, Inc. (Edgewater Park)Shipman House$15,000
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (Pennington)Andrew Drake Farmstead house$15,000