The core of the village, the buildings along Waterloo Valley Road, the service buildings to the north of this road, and the remaining elements of the Morris Canal on both sides of the Musconetcong River, provide the foundation for interpreting the history and development of Waterloo Village from its origins in the mid-eighteenth century to its decline in the early-twentieth century. Buildings remaining in the village reflect each key period of development, growth or change. The architecture is varied and includes examples of the vernacular as well as buildings that embraced fashionable architectural styles.
Scope of Services:
Connolly & Hickey prepared a Historic Preservation Plan for Waterloo Village that examined the history and development of the village, the exterior and interior conditions of twenty buildings on site, reviewed possible future uses for each building including designation of a museum core, and made recommendations for repair and upgrade including estimates of projected costs. The report also included a landscape assessment of the overall site as well as the areas immediate to each of the twenty buildings. This landscape assessment was prepared by Webster Associates, a landscape architectural firm. The report addresses reopening the village for museum interpretation while also bringing new uses to the site so the village in the future can be a viable, self-sustaining entity, and a major historical and cultural attraction. Connolly & Hickey is currently preparing a Boundary Increase for the Waterloo Village National Register Historic District.