Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Hartley Dodge Memorial

Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Grant Award: $660,719 (2006); $150,000 (2016)
Grant Recipient: Borough of Madison
County: Morris
Municipality: Madison

The Neoclassical town hall was constructed in 1933 according to the designs of architect Richard Shapter, and Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge donated the funds for the building’s construction. The building serves as Madison’s town hall and a memorial to the Dodge’s son, Hartley. Constructed of granite, limestone, and marble, it boasts six colossal fluted Doric columns and an octagonal cupola. The building is on a grand scale, is prominently placed within the borough’s downtown, and retains a high level of integrity.

The Trust grant would help fund the interior rehabilitation of the east wing of the building, including improvement for accessibility. A previous Trust grant helped to fund a larger restoration and rehabilitation project.

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