We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you!
On June 28, the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board recommended full funding of $470,500 for the Obadiah LaTourette Grist & Saw Mill Foundation Stabilization project. We are delighted to inform you that at their last meeting on July 12, the County Commissioners approved the full funding for the project.
This project holds immense significance as it aims to stabilize the historic stone foundation of the mill through the installation of cofferdams to control the river’s impact against the foundation, the use of micropiles, and repointing of the foundation.
Additionally, it involves the removal and storage of the machinery, a crucial first step in the repair and rebuild of the structural frame.
The Obadiah LaTourette Grist & Saw Mill is an essential part of our local history, having played a vital role in the economy and as a meeting place for the community throughout its existence.
The grant, along with the overall funding of $3.6 million from the county’s Preservation Trust Fund, will support the restoration and preservation of 23 historic sites in 15 towns across Morris County.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board for considering our grant funding request and for visiting the Mill during their review process.
With this funding, we are one step closer to ensuring the continued preservation of this cherished historical landmark for generations to come.
Thank you for your support and dedication to preserving our local heritage.