Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Orange Free Public Library

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant (2005)
Capital Preservation Grant, Level II (2006)
Grant Award: $38,325 (2005); $750,000 (2006)
Grant Recipient: Orange Free Public Library
County: Essex
Municipality: Orange

The building, designed by famous New York City architect Stanford White, has had limited alterations since its construction. The exterior and interior preserve most of the original design features including stone columns, classically detailed book cases, and high-quality finishes. An accessible entrance has been created without disturbing the front portico.

The current Trust grant is helping fund restoration and rehabilitation of the library's exterior and interior. The work is being guided by a previously funded preservation plan.

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