Capital Preservation Grant, Level II
Grant Award: $199,612 (2006) Grant Recipient: Liberty Hall Foundation County: UnionMunicipality: Union
The Liberty Hall estate was the home of the first governor of the State of New Jersey, William Livingston. The brick carriage house was built in the late 19th century by the Kean family, relations of the Livingstons, a family still active in politics in New Jersey, and residents of the house until the 1960s. The carriage house was expanded in the early 20th century to provide a car shed. The building compliments the picturesque 19th century landscaping and arrangement of outbuildings to the west of the main house.
The roof of the carriage house is deteriorated, having failed in the center portion. The 2006 grant provided funding towards the restoration of the roof structure and re-roofing.
For more information, visit: http://www.kean.edu/libertyhall/