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New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Morgan's Farm

New Jersey Historic Preservation Bond Program
Grant Award: $58,020 (1995)
Grant Recipient: Cedar Grove Historical Society
County: Essex
Municipality: Cedar Grove Township

At the turn of the last century, James Morgan and his family transformed the Canfield-Morgan farmstead into a truck farm, orchard and country estate. The buildings on the property date to 1845, preserving a picture of the 19th century agricultural lifestyle in populous, suburbanized Essex County.

The Trust grant helped fund stabilization, restoration and rehabilitation of the farmhouse. Situated within a 14-acre municipal park, the farmhouse and surrounding barns now function as a museum of agricultural technology and early 20th century life in Cedar Grove.

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