Welcome! In 2017, the Rumson Historic Preservation Commission and the Borough of Rumson wished to recognize the efforts of those involved in preserving our unique architectural resources and implemented a new HPC Awards Program to recognize those in our community that embody the spirit of Historic Preservation. Historic structures contribute to the identity of our community. Three award recipients were recognized at the May 23, 2017 Rumson Borough Council meeting. To learn more about the Program and the May 23rd Award Ceremony, please click on the Awards Program button.
In 2015, we launched the Rumson Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) Website. The Commission continually is working on enhancements to the website, in addition to updating the property inventory.
Currently, there are two hundred and sixty-nine properties included in our inventory. While there are additional properties that meet the age criteria, they have been modified to such an extent that the original structure is unrecognizable and therefore are not included in the inventory.
The website continues to allow users to either use Block/Lot numbers or a street address to locate a property. Users can click on the “Find a Property” button on the left side of the page to search for properties. Each property includes a description, architectural style, year built and if known, the architect or other significant facts.
New this year on the website is the addition of two virtual tours. Many of the homes built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s are a part of the significant properties still in existence today in what was known as Oceanic. They can be viewed in the Oceanic Tour. The Architectural Tour is comprised of existing structures that demonstrate the various architectural styles found in Rumson.
The Commission and I hope that you find the enhancements and new information on the website helpful and of interest. Please feel free to submit comments or questions using our email address HPC@rumsonnj.gov.
Charles F. Shay
Borough of Rumson Historic Preservation Commission