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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 […]

Meadows Foundation Awarded Historic Preservation Grant For Van Wickle House

Meadows Foundation Awarded Historic Preservation Grant For Van Wickle House

The Meadows Foundation recently received a $63,150 2015 Somerset County Historic Preservation Grant for the Symen Van Wickle House off Easton Avenue. The money will be used to fund an historic structures report, according to a release from the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The grant was one of eight totaling $885,129 awarded by […]

Historic Preservation Commission Approves Applications

Historic Preservation Commission Approves Applications

Three applications for alterations to existing buildings were approved June 7 by the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. The commission approved certificates of appropriateness for Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp., which asked to change the HVAC units on a dialysis clinic at 1135 Easton Ave.; the owner of a Franklin Street home who wants to build […]

FR&A Pictorial: ‘Sinterklass’ Arrives At Hageman House

FR&A Pictorial: ‘Sinterklass’ Arrives At Hageman House

“Sinterklass” – the Dutch version of Santa Claus – kicked off the 2014 holiday season Dec. 7 with his arrival at the Hageman Farm on South Middlebush Road. The annual event was highlighted by Klompen Dancing, coloring projects for the kids and a harpsichord recital.    

Stories Of Past Residents Told In Cedar Hill Cemetery Tour

Stories Of Past Residents Told In Cedar Hill Cemetery Tour

  Most people have never heard of Martha Garretson Place, but the former East Millstone resident earned some degree of infamy in her day. Place is the first woman electrocuted in New York state, a distinction she earned in 1899 after being found guilty of the 1898 murder of her step-daughter, and the attempted murder […]

New Windows For Rutgers Prep, Roof Repairs For Stage House Among Historic Preservation Approvals

New Windows For Rutgers Prep, Roof Repairs For Stage House Among Historic Preservation Approvals

The replacement of 49 windows at Rutgers Preparatory School and roof repairs for the Stage House Tavern were among the approvals granted Sept. 2 by the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. Peter Richardson, Rutgers Prep’s director of operations, told the commission that more than four dozen windows needed to be replaced. “They’re old and brittle,” he said. […]

Art Show, Tours On Tap At Historic Homes

Art Show, Tours On Tap At Historic Homes

The third annual “Follow the Middlebush Roads” historic house tours will also include an art show this year. The event is set for 1-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the three homes: the Hageman House at 209 South Middlebush Rd., the Wyckoff-Garretson Museum at 215 South Middlebush and the Van Liew-Suydam House at 280 South Middlebush. Attendees […]

Historians, Politicians, Public Celebrate Opening Of Griggstown Bridgetender’s House

Historians, Politicians, Public Celebrate Opening Of Griggstown Bridgetender’s House

The culmination of a 13-year effort to protect the historic and scenic Millstone Valley area from development was celebrated April 19 with the opening of the restored Griggstown Bridgetender’s House and Muletenders’ Barracks. The house, which was once home to the Griggstown causeway bridgetender and his family when mule barges plied the Delaware River canal, […]

Busy Night For Historic Preservation Advisory Commission

The township’s watchdog of historic sites gave its stamp of approval to a handful of proposals at its April 1 meeting. In addition to granting certificates of appropriateness for new facade plans for the former Unclaimed Freight building on Easton Avenue, commissioners did likewise for the construction of new homes on Williams Street and Neuville […]

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