Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

District 98 Schoolhouse

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Capital Preservation Grant, Level II
Grant Award: $22,462 (2005); $40,500 (2007), $219,769 (2008)
Grant Recipient: Stockton Board of Education
County: Hunterdon
Municipality: Stockton
The schoolhouse, constructed in 1872-73 and enlarged ten years later, is the State’s longest continuously operating school building.   The exterior maintains good architectural integrity, though it has lost some of its Victorian-era trim.  The interior classrooms and offices are functional spaces for a working school and have layers of 20th century finishes.

The current Trust grant helped fund the stabilization and exterior restoration of the school, including sill repairs, masonry repointing, restoration of clapboard siding and original windows, and painting the school in late 19th century colors.   The work was recommended in a preservation plan that was prepared with a previous Trust grant.

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