TENAFLY, N.J.– Tenafly's Historic Preservation Commission re-launched a program to create awareness of historic preservation for older buildings and structures in the borough.
"We call it a centennial plaque because initially the HPC wanted to acknowledge those homes of approximately 100 years old," said HPC chairperson Karen Neus. "The rule is not hard and fast, as even a 95 year old home in 2016 will soon be a true centennial home."
Home or business owners can order a 10-inch-wide, 7-inch tall-brass oval plaque – coated with a red oxide finish – denoting the year their place was built.
Seven plaques have already been installed:
- 168 Serpentine Road
- 210 Hickory Ave.
- 15 Park Street
- 15 and 28 Norman Place
- 330 Engle Street
- 170 Thatcher Road
The addresses are not featured on the plaque, which cost $225 and take roughly eight weeks to complete.
"This was a team effort by the HPC," said Councilman Paul Stefanowicz, the governing body's liaison to the organization. "It was a combination of outreach and building owners being able to show pride that their home or building has been part of the character of the town for so long."See Attachment