Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Newark Public Schools

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $18,000 (2010); $13,580 (2021)
Grant Recipient: Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee
County: Essex
Municipality: Newark

The Newark Board of Education in consultation with the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office commissioned a study in 2002 of Newark Public Schools. The study determined that approximately 23 schools in Newark are eligible for listing on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.  

The 2021 Trust grant will help fund the completion of a New Jersey and National Register nomination for Weequahic High School. The 2010 Trust grant helped fund the preparation of New Jersey and National Register nominations for six Newark Public School buildings. 
Branch Brook School constructed in 1925 specifically to hold classes and provide treatment for disabled children; the Cleveland School constructed in 1932 and an excellent example of a Neoclassical style school designed by a master designer, E.F. Guilbert of Guilbert & Betelle; Fifteenth Avenue School constructed in 1891 as a work of a master designer, E.F. Guilbert of Guilbert & Betelle; the Open Air School (currently Boylan Street School) constructed to provide an education and health treatments to children suffering from or at risk for tuberculosis; the Warren Street School constructed in 1891 as an unusual example of Queen Anne influenced school; and, the Weequahic High School constructed in 1933 as an excellent example of an Art Deco School designed by Guilbert & Betelle with a mural by Michael Lenson. 

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