Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Westervelt-Lydecker House

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant, Level I
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $36,600 (2001)
Grant Recipient: Woodcliff Lake Borough
County: Bergen
Municipality: Woodcliff Lake Borough

The Westervelt-Lydecker House is a locally significant example of Dutch Colonial architecture and associated with the exploration and settlement of Bergen County. The 1750s stone house retains many eighteenth and nineteenth century features and yet an altered wing provided opportunities for rehabilitation. The Borough's acquisition and preservation of the property protected it from likely subdivision and development.

The 2001 Trust grant assisted in preparation of a preservation plan compiled by an interdisciplinary team including a historic preservation consultant, archeologist, structural engineer and landscape architect.

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