Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Surveyor General’s Office

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant, Level I
Grant Award: $110,635 (2010)
Grant Recipient: City of Perth Amboy
County: Middlesex
Municipality: Perth Amboy

The Surveyor General’s Office was constructed between 1852 and 1854 to house the headquarters of the Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey as well as the office of the Surveyor General. The small two room building was designed by Francis W. Brinley in the Greek Revival and Italianate styles. The brick building has distinctive brick corbels at the roof line and a pedimented entrance. The building was moved a short distance to its current location in 1909 and continued to serve as the headquarters and to hold the records of the Board of Proprietors until 1998. The City of Perth Amboy acquired the building in 1998, but the building is vacant.

The Trust grant helped fund interior and exterior repair and restoration of the slate roof, masonry, wood cornice, windows and doors, plaster walls and ceilings, and wood trim, as well as improvements to ADA access into the building and the HVAC and electrical systems.

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