Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Plainfield City Hall

New Jersey Historic Preservation Bond Program
Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant, Level II
Grant Award: $306,550 (1993); $265,025 (2004)
Grant Recipient: City of Plainfield
County: Union
Municipality: Plainfield

Plainfield City Hall is an example of early 20th century Georgian Revival civic architecture that expresses the development of Plainfield from a small rural community to a prosperous suburb, and an example of the early 20th century "City Beautiful" movement.

The 2004 grant helped fund a new preservation plan to replace an outdated 1992 plan, and exterior restoration/rehabilitation of the debilitated exterior building fabric. The 1993 Trust grant helped fund replacement of the deteriorated roofing and flashing and the preparation of a preservation plan for the entire building.

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