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Historic Westervelt-Lydecker House
Historic Westervelt-Lydecker House
Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant, Level I
Historic Site Management Grant
Grant Award:
$50,000 (2002) $36,600 (2001)
Grant Recipient:
Woodcliff Lake Borough
Woodcliff Lake Borough

The Westervelt-Lydecker House is a locally significant example of Dutch Colonial architecture and associated with the exploration and settlement of Bergen County. The 1750s stone house retains many eighteenth and nineteenth century features and yet an altered wing provided opportunities for rehabilitation. The Borough's acquisition and preservation of the property protected it from likely subdivision and development.

The 2002 grant helped fund the preparation of a landscape design. The design was developed in conjunction with completed documentation of historic landscape features and included stabilization and interpretation of foundations, millrace traces, and archaeological discoveries made during the initial study.

The 2001 Trust grant assisted preparation of a preservation plan compiled by an interdisciplinary team including a historic preservation consultant, archeologist, structural engineer and landscape architect.

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