Saving Lucy and other New Jersey Historic Sites

Posted August 26th, 2014 by maryalbro and filed in News & Announcements
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Lucy, The Margate Elephant

The 1772 Foundation and the New Jersey Historic Trust have awarded 27 historic preservation matching grants totaling $290,000. Grants are for exterior painting; fire detection and/or security systems; roof, porch, and window repair/restoration; sill and foundation repair/replacement; and chimney repointing.

Among the grantees (listed below) is the Save Lucy Committee, Inc. Its mission is “to restore, preserve, and interpret Lucy the Elephant for continued use in her historic capacity as a major tourist attraction, representing a unique aspect of architectural history and the history of Margate City . . . .”

Cape May StageCape Island Presbyterian Church (former)$15,000
Cedar Grove Historical SocietyCanfield-Morgan Farmhouse$3,920
The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks (West Milford)Whritenour House$316
Friends of Passaic County Parks Foundation (Hawthorne)J.W. Rea House$13,000
Gloucester County Historical Society (Woodbury)Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House$8,400
Historic Cold Spring Village (Cape May)Spicer-Leaming House and Grange #132$15,000
Hunterdon Land Trust (Raritan)Case-Dvoor Farmstead wagon house$15,000
Kenilworth Historical SocietyOswald Nitschke House$5,575
Liberty Hall Museum, Inc. (Union)Carriage house$15,000
Lumberton Historical SocietyJunior Order of American Mechanics Lodge$8,000
Mendham Borough LibraryLibrary$10,000
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
(Cape May City)
Emlen Physick Estate buildings$15,000
The Millburn-Shorthills Historical Society (Millburn)Parsil House$15,000
The Monmouth County Historical Association (Middletown)Marlpit Hall$12,000
Morris County Historical Society (Morristown)Acorn Hall$3,399
Mountainside Restoration Committee, Inc. Levi Cory House$8,000
NASW Foundation (Rio Grande)Hangar #1$15,000
Navesink Maritime Heritage Association (Middletown)Grover House$11,000
Ocean County Historical Society (Toms River)Pierson-Sculthorp House$15,000
Port Norris Historical SocietyGrand Army of the Republic Jacob Shinn Post #6$5,000
Ralston Cider Mill (Mendham)Ralston Cider Mill$10,000
Save Lucy Committee, Inc. (Margate City)Lucy, the Margate Elephant$11,170
The Shipman Mansion Foundation (Edgewater Park)Shipman Mansion$12,000
Township of Ocean Historical MuseumEden Wooley House$9,500
Waldwick Community AllianceWaldwick Train Station$15,000
Westfield Historical SocietyWilliam Edgar Reeve House$15,000
Woodbury Olde City Restoration CommitteeWoodbury Train Station$8,720