Capital Preservation Grant, Level II
Grant Award: $199,893 (2004); $177,985 (2006) Grant Recipient: Historical Society of Plainfield County: UnionMunicipality: Plainfield
Nathaniel Drake's house is significant for its association with the development of Plainfield beginning in the mid-18th century through the early 20th century. Modifications to the architecture during this time period also reflect the changes in the community and growing sophistication with high style designs.
The 2006 matching grant helped fund construction of an accessible and sympathetically designed entrance ramp, installation of interior storm windows and heating and ventillation equipment upgrades. The exterior restoration was funded in part by a previous Trust grant.
For more information, visit: http://drakehouseplainfieldnj.org/