Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

The Castle at Felician College

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant Level II
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $50,000 (2001); $750,000 (2002); $750,000 (2006)
Grant Recipient: Felician College
County: Bergen
Municipality: Rutherford

The Castle at Felician College is the only nineteenth-century resource on the campus of mid-twentieth century buildings. Featuring exquisite mantelpieces and stained glass windows, the interior of the Castle is currently covered in 1950s paneling and dropped ceilings. However, much of the original finishes appear to remain intact.

The 2006 matching grant helped fund the interior restoration and rehabilitation of this former residence to fuse as a student union and administration building.  The project included restoring interior finishes, window restoration and access improvements.  Previous Trust grants helped to fund the exterior restoration of the masonry and the preparation of a preservation plan that is guiding all repair and restoration work. 

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