The First Presbyterian Church Building, built in 1835, is a significant historic landmark of the Township of East Hanover, County of Morris, State of New Jersey as well as our Country.
The present building unfortunately had suffered greatly over time from deteriorating effects of weather and pollution from the surrounding area. In 2005, faced with leaking roofs and general overall neglect, a few dedicated individuals with big visions formed our current “Historic Building Restoration Fund”.
Mindful of long term damage, coupled with staying within the parameters associated with Landmark Preservation, they forged ahead to develop many partnerships, with the help of a wonderful architectural firm, Connelly and Hickey.
The history surrounding our historic church building had seemed to captivate the hearts and minds of many of contributors. We discovered that nothing creates an emotional connection between the present and the past like being personally involved in a successful historic preservation project.
With the support of our entire congregation, friends, businesses, foundations, and of course “the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund” (a Grant Program) our Church was restored in stages over the years as the financial and grant availability came together. Slow, yet steady and continuing progress was a key to this successful endeavor.
Today, several years later, the initial exterior of this beautiful building has been restored to its original beauty, however, there is still so much work to be done.
We owe our success to our rock solid promise that all the funding collected would be used strictly for the restoration of our church building, which is continued today.
This Restoration Fund is a non-profit trust and donations are tax-exempt. The fund’s assets are strictly managed by the Restoration Committee and are entirely separate from those of the Church. If you care to help, please make checks payable to
The Historic Building Restoration Fund
Historic Building Restoration Fund
14 Hanover, Road
East Hanover, N.J. 07936
“Through the Generosity of God”, he helps those who help themselves.