Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award: $232,797 (1992) $23,504 (2004) Grant Recipient: NJ Div of Parks & Forestry, Friends of Long Pond County: PassaicMunicipality: West Milford Township
Long Pond Ironworks Historic District contains thirteen residential and commercial buildings and the remains of three iron blast furnaces. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the area was a center for iron production. The ironworks is unique for its industrial-based community surviving largely intact and now preserved as a park. The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and interpretation of the park.
The current Trust grant will support the creation of a site management plan, including a conditions assessment, a preservation plan, and a phased plan for stabilization and restoration of the historic structures. The 1992 grant funded the rehabilitation of the country store as a visitor's orientation center as well as the stabilization of other structures on the site, including two double stone houses, furnace ruins, water wheels and a wheel pit.
For more information, visit: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/longpond.html