RARITAN, NJ - Former Raritan resident Jon Hlafter presented the borough with a sketch of Washington School that he had drawn himself.
Hlafter, now a resident of Princeton, presented the sketch to Mayor Charles McMullin, who accepted it at borough hall along with two former eighth grade graduates of Washington School, Jim Fidacaro, the chairman of the Historical and Cultural Commission, and Al Capetta, a member of the committee.
Hlafter is also a graduate of Washington School, around 1953.
The sketch is being given to the borough's historical society.
Raritan Borough took ownership in 2016 of the Washington School property from Somerset County, which had owned it for years. The borough took ownership for $1, and the county committed to demolishing the building, at no cost to the borough, because it would cost too much to repair.
A memorial was created on the property, with a piece of the building, to remember the historic school.
— Photos by Dawn Wilde