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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 […]

Middlebush, Olcott Street Rich In Local History

Middlebush, Olcott Street Rich In Local History

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate had a rare chance on Jan. 28 to tour a vacant historic home in Middlebush, and get a little history lesson along the way. Township historian Bob Mettler was on hand to talk about Middlebush as well as the house, which dates back to the late 1800s. Mettler was there […]

Two Township Historic Homes Added To County’s ‘Journey Through The Past’

Two Township Historic Homes Added To County’s ‘Journey Through The Past’

Two historic homes in the township have been added to this year’s “Weekend Journey Through the Past,” a Somerset-County wide celebration of county history. Sponsored by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, the event is set for Oct. 14 and 15 at various locations in the county. This year, the Van Liew-Suydam House at […]

Rockingham Barn Reconstruction Wins State Preservation Award

Rockingham Barn Reconstruction Wins State Preservation Award

The reconstruction of the Nevius Dutch Barn at Rockingham in Kingston won a 2017 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award from the state Historic Preservation Office. The project was one of six that were honored May 11 in a ceremony at the Burlington County Olde Courthouse in Mount Holly. Rockingham, which is owned by the state […]

Historic Preservation Commission Reverses Earlier Decision On Honeyman House Barn

Historic Preservation Commission Reverses Earlier Decision On Honeyman House Barn

The owners of the Honeyman House on Canal Road will be able to use a different roofing material than originally approved on the property’s barn. The Historic Preservation Advisory Commission voted May 2 to allow the property owners, Ed Potosnak and Jeremy Pike, to use shingles made of asphalt rather than install a metal seam […]

Rockingham Holds Candlelight Tours

Rockingham Holds Candlelight Tours

  Submitted by Victory Chase. Rockingham State Historic Site, 64 Laurel Ave., General George Washington’s final wartime headquarters, will be holding its annual Candlelight Tours of the house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11. The theme for this year focuses on the help foreigners provided the colonies during the course of the American […]

Home Renovations, Roof Repairs Approved By Historic Preservation Commission

Home Renovations, Roof Repairs Approved By Historic Preservation Commission

A handful of applications for home renovations were given the thumbs’-up Dec. 6 by the township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. Most of the applications were for roof repairs, although two were for major home renovations. Exterior work on buildings triggers a commission review when the building is located in one of the township’s historic districts […]

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