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.
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.”