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Rumson Historic Preservation Commission Presents 2023 Awards

On Sunday, October 1st, the Rumson Historic Preservation Commission handed out its annual preservation awards at Victory Park on a picture perfect day in The Borough.

More than 75 people were on hand to celebrate Rumson’s historic properties, as Commission Chairman, Rob Adler, open the ceremony by speaking about the town committee’s mission and ongoing projects.

Adler and Rumson Mayor, Joe Hemphill, handed out the awards to 2023’s recipients.

Stewardship – Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club

Stewardship – The Tooker Family – 19 Church Street

Addition That Blends With An Existing Historic Structure – The Beacher Family – 27 Lafayette Street

New Construction That Looks Historic – Sotheby’s and Mary Burke – 1 West River Road

Following the ceremony, those in attendance set out on a free self-guided exterior walking tour of century-old homes in the Oceanic neighborhood near Victory Park.

The tour began at the iconic Clock Tower House at 68 W. River Road, itself a Rumson Historic Preservation Commission award winner in 2022 for restoration, where homeowner, Christian Cloud, told tourgoers about the home’s extensive renovation.

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