AIA New Jersey Members Support Proper Maintenance of The Historic Hecker Carriage House of West Orange

August 18, 2021

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AIA New Jersey Members Support Proper Maintenance of The Historic Hecker Carriage House of West Orange

On July 21, 2021, the West Orange Township Historic Preservation Commission recommended that the Hecker Carriage House be designated an historic property.   The carriage house was constructed in 1864 and designed by the renowned architect Henry Hudson Holly who also designed the grand house in Llewelyn Park that was occupied by Thomas Edison and his wife and children.  The carriage house was constructed by George V. Hecker who emigrated from Ireland to the United States in the mid-1800’s and with his brothers made a fortune in the baking flour business.  Hecker flour is still sold in supermarkets.   

The recommendation is being made in an attempt to support the community interest in the property being properly maintained. The architectural historian who prepared an in-depth study of the carriage house for the Historic Preservation Commission described the carriage house as, in his words, “exceptional” because it has not been modified from its original purpose and retains its original details.

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