Historic Preservation Grant Pending for James Library Building
Building that now houses Museum of Early Trades and Crafts could be awarded $21,375.
Madison's James Library Building may see $21,375 from the New Jersey Historic Trust if the Legislature ultimately approves recommended Historic Preservation Grants.
The Christie administration has included 37 preservation projects that would receive $1,393,084 in matching grant funding, including the James Library Building, which now houses the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts. The recommendations must go before the Garden State Preservation Trust for ratification before heading to the Legislature for approval.
"These matching grants go to projects that encourage local investment, create jobs, stimulate economic growth and attract tourism. New Jersey's history is a great asset for attracting residents and businesses to participate in our state's growth and development."
Funding for the 2012 grant round is coming from the Garden State Preservation Trust Fund, which was created to preserve open space, farmland and historic sites with money raised through voter-approved bond referendums. The New Jersey Historic Trust, a DCA affiliate, administers the historic grants from the Trust Fund.
The 2012 grant round is devoted to Historic Sites Management Grants that support non-construction activities such as conditions assessments, engineering reports, construction documents, archaeology investigations, use feasibility studies and heritage tourism initiatives. Special initiatives this year highlighted projects that addressed planning for energy conservation or heritage tourism assessments.
Check out a video above from the 110th anniversary in 2010 of the James Library Building.