MORRISTOWN, NJ -   The Morris County Freeholders last night honored Assumption Church in Morristown with a Historic Preservation plaque to be installed in the circa 1872 church, which is an important part of the Town of Morristown’s historic district.

Robert and Jeanette Fredericks accepted the plaque on behalf of the church. Robert Fredericks is an honorary historian and past president to both the Morris County Historical Society and the Washington Association of New Jersey.

Assumption Church was founded in 1848 as the first Catholic parish in Morristown, stated Historic Preservation Program Coordinator Ray Chang. According to the details provided, the church was said to be constructed in the High Victorian Gothic style and the circa 1870 ministry was constructed in the Stick style. The Church, with the aid of a $441,000 grant competed roof restoration at the rectory, and addressed drainage at the church and ministry center. A previous grant is providing resources for the exterior restoration of the church.

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“The excellent preservation work done on these church structures have helped preserve a very important and unique facet of Morristown’s history,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “The Assumption Church has done remarkable work in preserving a real historic treasure for its community. We congratulate them for their outstanding effort.’’


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