The Station is architecturally significant as a fine example of a Duluth-type Life-Saving Station constructed based on a design prepared by architect, George R. Tolman, in 1893. The Station utilized the architectural features popular in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, specifically the Shingle Style with Colonial Revival elements. The plan of the facility was typical for life-saving stations during the period providing three basic components: the boatroom, the tower and the living quarters.
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Connolly & Hickey prepared a Historic Preservation Plan for the Station in 2006. The Historic Preservation Plan summarizes the results of a survey-level assessment of the exterior and interior conditions of the Station, identifies significant features, and proposes appropriate uses for the station to serve as a museum, community center and limited Borough offices. The report makes recommendations for restoration and rehabilitation of the building in two phases, and includes estimates of probable cost. The firm prepared the nomination for the station for placement on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. The Phase I Interior Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Station is planned for completion in 2010 and includes restoration of the front and rear porches, making upgrades for barrier-free compliance, restoration of the first floor spaces including new restroom and kitchenette facilities, and installation of new mechanical and electrical systems to support use of the building for various functions. Connolly & Hickey is assisting the Borough in administration of the contract for construction.