Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
HISTORIC PHOENIX HOUSE HAS LONG SERVED AS BOROUGH HALL
The Morris County Freeholders recently honored Mendham Borough with a historic preservation marker for its preservation efforts on the 19th Century Phoenix House, an iconic structure that is located in the borough’s historic district and has long served as the borough hall.
The historic integrity of the building, located at 2 West Main Street, has been preserved through the efforts of the borough, with financial assistance from county and state preservation programs.
Mendham Mayor Neil Henry and Councilmen John Andrews and Stan Witczak accepted the historic marker at the freeholder’s Sept. 27 “road meeting’’ held in Mendham Borough.
Historic preservation planning and restoration work done at the Phoenix House was partly financed through the Morris County Historic Preservation Grant Program, which provided $115,000 to the borough.
“This great building which sits prominently in Mendham is a true symbol of the history of the borough and Morris County,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “The Borough has done remarkable work in preserving a treasure for their community. We congratulate them for their outstanding effort.’’
At the Sept. 27 meeting, Freeholder Christine Myers awarded the marker to borough officials and provided details of the Mendham project:
For more information on the history of Mendham, visit: http://www.livingplaces.com/NJ/Morris_County/Mendham_Borough/Mendham_Historic_District.html or https://www.facebook.com/Mendham-Borough-Historical-Society-201946593204843/
For information on the county’s Historic Preservation Grant Program, visit: https://morriscountynj.gov/planning/divisions/prestrust/historic/