Thursday, July 27th, 2017
MARTIN BERRY HOUSE IS ON STATE AND NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTERS
The Morris County Freeholders have honored the Township of Pequannock with a Historic Preservation plaque to be installed in the borough’s circa 1720 Martin Berry House, an iconic township site and home of its historical society.
Pequannock Deputy Mayor Catherine Winterfield, along with members of the Pequannock Township Historical Society, accepted the historic plaque at the freeholder’s Wednesday meeting held in Kinnelon.
The restoration project was partly financed through the Morris County Historic Preservation Grant Program, which provided $175,000 to Pequannock for the project.
“This is quite a remarkable project and a great use of county preservation funds,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “Preserving our history is vitally important and Pequannock has done remarkable work in preserving a real treasure for their community. They deserve congratulations for their outstanding work.’’
Morris County Historic Preservation Program Coordinator Ray Chang provided details of the Pequannock project:
For more information on the Martin Berry House, visit:
For more information on Pequannock’s history: http://www.peqtwp.org/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=60&TPID=9733
For information on the county’s Historic Preservation Grant Program, visit: https://morriscountynj.gov/planning/divisions/prestrust/historic/