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Long House
Long House
Cultural Trust Historic Preservation Grants
Grant Award:
$15,000 (2004); $50,000 (2007)
Grant Recipient:
Help Our Preservation Effort (HOPE)
The Long House was constructed in five phases from circa 1777 through circa 1870. The earliest two sections of the building date to a period of Moravian settlement in Hope, and may be one of the only surviving frame structures from this period in Hope. It is a good example of a building showing the evolution of construction methods and stylistic trends from the Moravian settlement to the Victorian era. The style of the Long House and its continued relationship to the community makes the resource an important element in the Historic District.

HOPE acquired the property in 1998 and the building's restoration has been ongoing.  The organization uses part of one building for offices, one building is vacant, and three buildings are rented for commercial purposes.

The grants helped pay for stabilization and repair projects. 

This project site also received assistance from the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund.