Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Montclair Inn

New Jersey Historic Preservation Bond Program
Grant Award: $83,432 (1996)
Grant Recipient: Montclair Shared Housing Association
County: Essex
Municipality: Montclair Township

The Montclair Inn began life as a resort hotel in 1855, but it has also served as seminary, school, boarding house, and now as a group residence for senior citizens. Designed in the Second Empire style with a 1900 Neo-Classical addition on the front, the building is within walking distance of the town's commercial district and is part of Montclair's proposed First Residential Historic District.

The Trust grant helped fund exterior rehabilitation of the building, including repairs to the slate mansard roof, cornices, gutters and wood sheathing, installation of storm windows, and repainting the building in an historic color scheme. The building's interior was previously rehabilitated.

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