Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Old Stone School House

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Capital Preservation Grant, Level I
Grant Award: $5,000 (2000); $9,000 (2004)
Grant Recipient: Township of Greenwich
County: Cumberland
Municipality: Greenwich
Constructed in 1811, the Old Stone School has served as a school, militia training headquarters, town hall, and most recently as a grange hall.  It survives as the oldest school in the county, and sits in its original historic district context, adjacent to cultivated fields.  The building is currently vacant and deteriorated.

The  grant helped fund the replacement of the cedar shingle roof and wood trim, and a temporary solution to redirect water away from the building.  The work will help stabilize the building while plans are made for its future use. A previous Trust grant funded the preparation of a preservation plan to guide future repair and restoration work.

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