Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Hendrick Fisher House

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $27,338
Grant Recipient: Ukranian Orthodox Church
County: Somerset
Municipality: Franklin

A portion of the Hendrick Fisher House is believed to be the oldest structure in Somerset County, built c. 1688 for William Dockwra.  The building was substantially remodeled to its current Colonial Revival style exterior by then-owner Claude Goodsell in the early 20th century.  The interior features Art Nouveau style wood paneling and inlaid flooring.  The building is interpreted by the applicant for its association with Hendrick Fisher, a prominent local farmer and member of the State Assembly.

The building is maintained in excellent condition.  The interior was restored in the late 1990s.  The grant will help fund the preparation of a preservation plan that will address exterior restoration and accessibility improvements.

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