Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Acorn Hall

Historic Preservation Bond Program
Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Management
Capital Level I
Capital Level II
Grant Award: $175,355 (1995); $10,155 (2001); $18,525 (2017); $139,020 (2017); $248,350 (2021)
Grant Recipient: Morris County Historical Society
County: Morris
Municipality: Morristown

Currently the headquarters of the Morris County Historical Society and a showcase for period room furnishings, this 1853 Italianate-style residence is remarkably preserved example of upper class early-Victorian lifestyle.  A dining room wing, tower and veranda added in 1860 increase the property’s overall elegance. 
The Trust grant will help fund interior rehabilitation of the carriage barn and reconstruction of a shed addition to house restrooms. The 2017 capital grant helped fund Phase I of the carriage house restoration including roof replacement and stabilization of the north and south walls. The planning grant helped fund the preparation of construction documents for Phase II. Once complete, the carriage house will provide additional programming and exhibit space that is ADA accessible.   

A 2001 grant helped fund an accessibility study.  An earlier capital preservation grant helped pay for roof construction work and exterior restoration of porches and the dining room bay window. 
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