Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Wanamaker Hall

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $35,715 (2001)
Grant Recipient: Borough of Island Heights
County: Ocean
Municipality: Island Heights

Wanamaker Hall is an unusual Neo-Gothic Revival building designed to look like a European medieval castle. Constructed in 1904 for John Wanamaker's employees, the camp was also used by the Army, as a Presbyterian Camp and finally as the municipal offices.

The Trust grant helped fund the preparation of a landscape plan and update of an existing preservation plan, with special attention to assessing current building conditions and preparing accurate cost estimates for rehabilitation.

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