County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

March 1, 2024

Historical Commission to accept nominations

for 2024 Preservation Awards program

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Historical Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Preservation Awards program.

“The Historical Commission’s 2024 Preservation Awards program will recognize those who have preserved historic structures in Monmouth County,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “Private citizens, organizations, businesses or municipalities who recently preserved a historic structure are eligible to apply.”

“Monmouth County is proud of its rich history and looks forward to acknowledging those who have undertaken difficult and time-consuming preservation projects,” said Commissioner Erik Anderson, liaison to the Monmouth County Historical Commission. “I am honored to work with the Commission as it continues to protect and restore our history through the Preservation Awards program.”

In 2023, Preservation Awards were presented to:

·         Lynda and Christian Cloud for faithfully restoring the 1889 Borden Carriage House, known as the “Clock House,” at 68 West River Road, Rumson;

·         Veronica and Tom Sullivan for fully restoring the mid-19th century Daniel Rezeau Conover Barn at 180 Heyers Mill Road, Colts Neck;

·         Dina Totaro for preserving the 1850 Toll House at 2185 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown;

·         Roseann M. Eteson for faithfully restoring the late-19th century Victorian House at 408 Conover Ave., Middletown;

·         The Freehold Township Historic Preservation Commission for preserving the Henderson Barn, associated with patriot Dr. Thomas Henderson.

A nomination form provides an opportunity for an applicant to explain their project’s contribution to historic preservation. The nomination form can be found at

The deadline to submit a nominating form is April 18. The Preservation Awards will be presented during an Awards Night to be held on June 3. For additional information, email

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