Posted Monday, September 24th, 2018

Historic properties in Denville, Morristown, Roxbury and Washington Township have been recommended for grants from the New Jersey Historic Trust, among 33 projects approved statewide for funding to help save and promote historic sites throughout New Jersey.

photo of the Ford Faesch House

Ford Faesch House

photo of the Middle Valley Chapel

Middle Valley Chapel

Making the list from Morris County were the Jacob Ford Powder Mill site in Morristown, $30,954; Lafayette School in Roxbury, $14,156;  Middle Valley Chapel in Washington Township, $5,000, and Ayres Farm in Denville $5,500.

The grant recommendations will be presented to the Garden State Preservation Trust at its next meeting and will then require a legislative appropriations bill and the Governor’s approval before funds are available.

“We are pleased to recommend funding for preservation planning to many worthy projects in this grant round, and particularly to support sites that wish to develop heritage tourism and improve the visitor experience,” said Historic Trust Executive Director Dorothy P. Guzzo. “By saving our historic buildings, we can benefit from their impact on the tourism economy as well as encourage local pride.”

Four Morris County Historic Sites Recommended for State Preservation Grants

Powder Mill Marker

For more information on these grants and Morris County’s history, take a look at the offerings of the Morris County Heritage Commission and the Morris County Historical Society.