Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Paterson's Downtown Commercial District

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant (2009)
Grant Award: $18,000 (2009)
Grant Recipient: City of Paterson
County: Passaic
Municipality: Paterson

The City of Paterson's Downtown Commercial Historic District contains 211 contributing buildings. Its period of significance extends from 1850 to 1935. The district includes buildings used for commerce, office, government, civic and cultural activities. The district contains examples of Beaux Arts, Romanesque Revival, Late Gothic Revival, Moderne, and Second Empire architectural styles.

The 2009 Trust grant helped fund design guidelines that will provide information to business and real estate owners, to encourage thoughtful renovations that take historic character into consideration.

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