Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Nathanial Drake House

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Management
Capital Level II
Grant Award: $199,893 (2004); $177,985 (2006); $14,025 (2021)
Grant Recipient: Historical Society of Plainfield
County: Union
Municipality: Plainfield

Nathaniel Drake's house is significant for its association with the development of Plainfield beginning in the mid-18th century through the early 20th century. Modifications to the architecture during this time period also reflect the changes in the community and growing sophistication with high style designs. 

The 2021 Trust grant will help fund a conditions assessment update and construction documents for roof repairs at the Nathaniel Drake House. The 2006 matching grant helped fund construction of an accessible and sympathetically designed entrance ramp, installation of interior storm windows and heating and ventilation equipment upgrades.  The exterior restoration was funded in part by a previous Trust grant. 

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