Posted Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
AWARD SPECIAL PLAQUE TO MOUNTAIN LAKES FOR RESTORING 1914 LAKE DRIVE SCHOOL HOUSE
The Morris County Freeholders have honored the Borough of Mountain Lakes with a Historic Preservation plaque to be installed in the borough’s circa 1914 Lake Drive School House, which is an important historic icon in the community.
Mountain Lakes Mayor Peter Holmberg and Board of Education President Elena Goldthwaite accepted the historic plaque at the freeholder’s July 27 evening meeting held at the Boonton municipal building.
The ongoing project has been partly financed through the Morris County Historic Preservation Grant Program, which has provided $277,000 from the voter-approved fund to Mountain Lakes for the project.
“This is another terrific historic preservation project being done in Morris County and is a great use of county preservation funds,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo.
“We understand that preserving our history is vitally important and Mountain Lakes Park has done remarkable work in preserving a historic treasure for their community. They are to be congratulated for their efforts.’’
Morris County Historic Preservation Program Coordinator Ray Chang provided details of the Mountain Lakes project:
For more information on the Lake Drive School historic project, visit: http://planning.morriscountynj.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Mountain-Lakes-Borough-Lake-Drive-School.pdf
For information on the Lake Drive School’s hearing impaired program, visit: http://www.mlschools.org/ld
For information on the county’s Historic Preservation Grant Program, visit: http://planning.morriscountynj.gov/divisions/prestrust/historic/