Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Management
Capital Level I
Grant Award: $9,487 (2012); $39,000 (2017); $28,500 (2018) Grant Recipient: Wayne Historical Commission County: PassaicMunicipality: Wayne
The Van Riper-Hopper House is significant as a Dutch Colonial stone house on its original site; it has served as a museum since 1964. Also on the site is the Van Duyne House, named for its owner, Minister Peter Van Duyne, and constructed pre-Revolution. The house was moved to this location in 1974. The park property, which is open to the public on a daily basis, also contains a smokehouse that is now used as an archaeology lab.
The 2018 Trust grant helped fund the preparation of a preservation plan for both buildings. The 2017 grant helped fund in-kind replacement of the wood shingle roof and restoration of the brick chimney for the Van Duyne House. The 2012 Trust grant helped fund the preparation of construction drawings and specifications to replace the cedar shingle roof on each building and addressed chimney stabilization on the Van Riper House.
For more information, visit: http://www.waynetownship.com/van-riper-hopper-house-tour.html and www.waynetownship.com/van-duyne-house-tour.html