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Ten Most Endangered Historic Sites In NJ

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Maplewood, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Preservation New Jersey released their top ten list of the most endangered historic sites in the state for 2014 and it includes everything from a post office, to a light house and even a diner.

At less than 100 years old, the Maplewood Post Office is slated to be torn down next year and locals like John Harvey said the tear-down is less about the building itself and more about what redevelopment of that space means for Maplewood’s small town feel.

“You got these four-story, five-story apartment buildings and that sets the bar for the buildings across the street and they get a little bit bigger, then they get a little bit bigger and you end up that it’s not Maplewood anymore,” he explained.

Also on the list is the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Union City, New Jersey. This massive cathedral is more than 100 years old which once housed the largest catholic congregation in Hudson County. While the church is still a beautiful sight to see, the building itself is in disarray and the preservation cost of comparable buildings could be as high as hundreds of millions of dollars, which begs the question, will this structure will ever be saved? Michael Hanrahan with Preservation NJ said that it’s their job to at least sound the alarm.

“We looked to develop ideas and innovated thinking to help save these and also bring the attention to the need for funding for these properties,” he explained.

Down in Trenton there is the Trenton Savings Fund Society and the beautiful old bank building on Old State Street that is now boarded up with old street art. Longtime resident Charles Meekins said that he’s mad about the neglect of such a beautiful building.

“All the politicians come in here and all they do is stuff their own damn pockets they don’t think about the people that was born and raised here, that worked here all their life,” he said.

Other sites on the list include: The New Jersey Palisades, Suydam House in Piscataway, Romer Shoal Lighthouse in Highlands, Asher Woolman Homestead in Westhampton, Giordano Diner in Lawrence, Horton Mansion in Newton and the entire community of Fortescue in Cumberland County.


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