Cornog Field House Gets $300,000 Face-Lift; Project Set to Begin June 19

Cornog Fieldhouse, dedicated in 1928, is named for Elwood C. Cornog, Sr., former Summit High School Athletic Director, three-sport coach, armed forces veteran, and active member of the community Credits: City of Summit Photo Services
Credits: City of Summit Photo Services
Credits: City of Summit Photo Services
Credits: City of Summit Photo Services
Credits: City of Summit Photo Services
Credits: City of Summit Photo Services
Credits: City of Summit Photo Services

SUMMIT, NJ - Another phase of the continuing renovation of Memorial Field's venerable Cornog Field House is about to commence, courtesy of a $296,000 project that will include a new roof, upper windows, soffits, gutters, lightning protection, chimney cap, roof railings and a front canopy. According to the City of Summit, construction fencing will be installed June 15, with renovation work beginning on or about Monday, June 19 and continuing through early September.

During construction, the Memorial Field playground will remain open but the public restrooms will be shuttered. with ADA equipped portable restrooms provided on site. Visitors to Memorial Field are asked to follow all construction signs and barriers.

The project is being funded through the City of Summit Capital Improvement Fund. It was designed by Potter Architects of Union, with construction work to be completed by Spartan Construction of South Amboy.

The Cornog Field House, dedicated on November 11, 1928, is named for Elwood C. Cornog, Sr., former Athletic Director and football, basketball and baseball coach at Summit High School and armed forces veteran who was an active member of the Summit community. This facility will also be the temporary home of the Department of Community Programs during construction of the Summit Community Center, slated for September of 2017 through September of 2018.

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