Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Morris County Freeholders have recognized the work done by Long Hill Township and its Preservation Advisory Committee, with assistance from the county’s Preservation Trust Fund, to preserve the Millington Schoolhouse.

Freeholders Recognize Long Hill’s Work to Preserve Historic SchoolhouseFreeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo presented Long Hill Mayor Guy Piserchia and Advisory Committee Chair Carol Prasa with a bronze plaque to be installed outside the historic schoolhouse on Ling Hill Road.

The township has received more than $433,000 in grants from the county’s Preservation Trust since 2008 to help preserve the 1853 structure, which was used as a school, a library and later as town hall and courtroom.

The Millington Schoolhouse is individually listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places for local significance in the areas of education, community development and local government.

With the county’s funding assistance, Long Hill has successfully completed a Preservation Plan, a Register Nomination, and exterior rehabilitation of the building. A 2013 grant will assist with the restoration of the schoolhouse interior.

Used as the town hall until 2003, the building proudly served the public for more than 150 years.