Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Anthony Reckless Estate

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant, Level I
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $16,500 (2000); $35,549 (2002); $27,843 (2008)
Grant Recipient: Women's Club of Red Bank
County: Monmouth
Municipality: Red Bank

The Anthony Reckless Estate is a good example of a suburban residence designed in the Italianate Villa style. The building was constructed ca. 1870 for one of Red Bank's leading citizens, New Jersey Senator Anthony Reckless. Frederick W. Hope, a prominent local attorney, subsequently acquired the property. The Woman's Club of Red Bank purchased the property in 1921 for its headquarters, community meetings and events.

The 2008 Trust grant helped fund the exterior restoration of the south elevation. Previous grants helped fund additional exterior repairs and a preservation plan to guide the club's efforts to restore and rehabilitate the building.

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