By: Holly Odgers
All are welcome to join us for a brief ceremonial check presentation and plaque dedication in celebration of the rehabilitation of the historic Lake Hopatcong Station on Tuesday, July 20, at 11 am, at 125 Landing Road, Landing.
New Jersey Historic Trust Executive Director Dorothy Guzzo, New Jersey Historic Trust Principal Historic Preservation Specialist Glenn Ceponis, Morris County Commissioner Director Stephen H. Shaw, and Morris County Commissioner John Krickus will make presentations in celebration of the rehabilitation of this historic site. Light refreshments will follow.
The Lake Hopatcong Station opened on May 28, 1911. Built as part of the grand Lackawanna Cut-Off project, it was designed as a showcase for the Lackawanna Railroad and was an impressive gateway to the popular summer resort of Lake Hopatcong and its hotels and cottages. More than a hundred years after its construction, the station was purchased by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and has been undergoing a multi-year rehabilitation. The former station and treasured community icon now serves as the Foundation’s Environmental & Cultural Center and is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.
Together, the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund and the New Jersey Historic Trust, have provided grant funding toward the building acquisition, exterior and interior restoration, and most recently, the exterior site restoration, which is currently in progress.
About the New Jersey Historic Trust
The New Jersey Historic Trust was created in 1967 to preserve New Jersey's historic resources across the state and works to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship, and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.
About the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund
The Morris County Board of County Commissioners created the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund to help support the preservation of the county’s exceptional abundance of historic resources. The Fund considers grants for the acquisition, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, or preservation of historic resources that are listed, or certified as eligible for listing, on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.