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Griggstown Canoe & Kayak Rental Building May Be Razed, Rebuilt For Flood Protection

Griggstown Canoe & Kayak Rental Building May Be Razed, Rebuilt For Flood Protection

The township Historical Preservation Advisory Commission got a sneak peek February 1 at what the owner of Griggstown Canoe and Kayak Rental on Canal Road wants to do to flood-proof his business. Owner Steve Androsko appeared before the Commission for an informal discussion about his plans to tear down the current building, move it further […]

New Kingston School Park Playground Equipment Gets Historic Commission Nod

New Kingston School Park Playground Equipment Gets Historic Commission Nod

New playground equipment targeted for the Kingston School Park won approval from the township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission at a special meeting on October 25. The property is owned by the township, but leased to the YingHua International School. Work has already begun on the project; Commission chairman Andrew Burian said township officials weren’t initially […]

Historic Tulipwood Home Eyed As Possible College Satellite Campus

Historic Tulipwood Home Eyed As Possible College Satellite Campus

An historic township home that has fallen into disrepair may be reborn as a college satellite campus. Tulipwood, located on Hamilton Street, is being eyed by officials at Raritan Valley Community College as a possible site for a satellite campus. The circa 1892 house was purchased by the township in 2003. The move to turn […]

Revolutionary History Comes Alive In Griggstown

Revolutionary History Comes Alive In Griggstown

Canal Road in Griggstown was once again trod upon by Revolutionary War soldiers adorned in their battle dress on August 28. Well, not really, but close enough. Re-enactors portraying members of the mostly African-American First Rhode Island Regiment helped with the commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the 700-mile march from New England to Virginia, […]

Township Fines Property Owners Who Demolished Historic Building Without Permits

Township Fines Property Owners Who Demolished Historic Building Without Permits

The owner of Route 27 property located in the Franklin Park Historic District faces $8,000 in fines after they apparently demolished historic buildings without the proper permits. The main building, located at 3011 Route 27, was built in 1840 and sat on the site of Somerset County’s first courthouse, according to Andrew Burian, chairman of […]

Financial, Labor Support Sought For Howe Farmstead

Financial, Labor Support Sought For Howe Farmstead

The Somerset County Historical Society is seeking financial and labor contributions to the restoration and historical preservation work at the Howe Farmstead in Colonial Park. This is the first time a historic property is being restored as an all-original venue for historical and other purposes in this unique fashion, while paying homage to an up-and-coming […]

Calvary Community Church Group Told To Return To Historic Commission With More Information On Project

Calvary Community Church Group Told To Return To Historic Commission With More Information On Project

Representatives from an East Millstone church were told Sept. 3 that they’d have to make a return trip to the township’s Historic Preservation Commission with more information about an expansion project they’re planning. The group, from Calvary Community Church on Franklin Street, needs to give the commission information on the type of facade materials that […]

Historic Preservation Commission Signs Off On Rutgers Prep Pavilion

Historic Preservation Commission Signs Off On Rutgers Prep Pavilion

A plan by Rutgers Preparatory School to build a pavilion on its Easton Avenue campus got the blessing of the township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission June 5. The pavilion would include two bathrooms and a space to sell refreshments, said Peter Richardson, the school’s director of operations. The pavilion would be located near the school’s […]

East Millstone Historic Society’s Annual Meeting Features Music, Food

East Millstone Historic Society’s Annual Meeting Features Music, Food

There was more than soup and chili served up March 11 by the East Millstone Historic Society at its annual meeting. Music by an Irish music trio, Lesser Seamus – featuring village resident Michael Steinbrück – and talks by Delaware and Raritan Canal author Linda Barth and Bob Mettler, the township historian, were also on […]

Plans Call For Village Plaza McDonald’s To Be Razed, Rebuilt

Plans Call For Village Plaza McDonald’s To Be Razed, Rebuilt

A major renovation is planned for the McDonald’s fast-food restaurant in the Village Plaza on Easton Avenue. Perhaps renovation is an understatement; plans call for the demolition of the current restaurant and the construction of a new building. Professionals representing McDonald’s appeared before the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission on Feb. 6 to talk about the […]

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