Historic Preservation Advisory Committee

Historic Preservation Advisory Committee


Founded in 2002, Bernardsville's Historic Preservation Advisory Committee is dedicated to the promotion of historic preservation through planning, outreach, conservation, education, public programs and events.


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Ongoing Initiatives

  • Inventory of more than 100 historic structures in Bernardsville
  • Supported development of the Olcott Avenue Historic District
  • Identified the Olcott Building roof replacement to be eligible for a $377,000 grant from the Somerset County Historic Preservation Grant Program
  • Hosted a popular public lecture series focusing on Somerset Hills country houses, George B. Post and his Architectural Legacy, Blairsden and Gardens of The Somerset Hills
  • Identified Dunster-Squibb House as a historic resource; supported its purchase by the Borough and prepared Somerset County Historic Preservation Grant Application
  • Applied for multiple grants for the Dunster-Squibb House
  • Awarded $450,000 to date in historic preservation grants from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission to cover the historic structure report, a nomination application and repairs for the Dunster-Squibb House
  • Worked to create the Friends of Historic Bernardsville Inc., a 501(C)(3)which is responsible for fund-raising for the Dunster-Squibb House
  • Funding for a multiple property nomination to the NJ and National Register called "Somerset Hills Country Place Era" 1870-1940
  • Monitoring materials selection and appearance of Mt. Airy Road stone wall replacement by Somerset County
  • Collaborates with Planning and Zoning Boards on historic preservation and applications for development


The Committee meets the third Thursday of the month in the Olcott Building, 25 Olcott Avenue, Bernardsville, NJ 07924 at 5pm Daniel Lincoln, RA., chair, can be reached via email here.