The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is thrilled to announce the Lake Hopatcong Train Station has been awarded a $180,000 Morris County Historic Preservation Grant. The grant, recently approved by the Morris County Freeholders, will provide funding to continue interior and exterior restoration work on the station. The 1911 train station was designed in the Jacobean style as part of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad and the Lackawanna Cutoff project. Three forms of transportation were directly accessible from the station: rail, steamboat and trolley. The restoration has been ongoing since 2015.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to the Morris County Freeholders and the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Review Board for their continued support of the train station restoration project.
In total, $2.2 million in grants from the county’s 2018 Preservation Trust Fund were approved to help preserve, restore or protect 20 historic sites in 16 towns across Morris County. The grant money comes from the voter-approved Morris County Open Space, Farmland, Floodplain Protection and Historic Preservation Trust Fund.
View a summary of projects here: MORRIS COUNTY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION TRUST FUND 2018 GRANTS