Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
The Morris County Freeholders, prior to their regular meeting in MountOlive on Nov. 25, recognized the township’s ongoing efforts to preserve the historic 1855 Mount Olive Baptist Church.
The freeholders presented a bronze plaque (see photo) to Mayor Robert Greenbaum, Council President Colleen Lebow and members of the Mount Olive Historical Society for the work that has been done to preserve the township-owned building, which is associated with the settlement of the Mount Olive area before the Revolutionary War.
The township, with county assistance, has successfully completed the first phase of exterior restoration including roof replacement, steeple repair and window restoration.
County grants since 2003 totaling $570,116 will also assist with preparing the documentation for the next phase of interior restoration.