Connolly & Hickey 

The Presbyterian Church in Morristown
Historic Site Master Plan
Morris County, New Jersey

Client: The Presbyterian Church in Morristown

The Presbyterian Church in Morristown

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Brief Historical Overview:
The First Presbyterian Church, established in 1733, was the first established church in Morristown. The church had separated from the First Presbyterian Church at Hanover and its initial congregation of approximately 100 people drew from surrounding municipalities. The first building, situated on Morris Street, was constructed circa 1740 and was expanded upon in 1760. As the town and congregation grew, a second Church was constructed in 1795. This church building, which too, had been expanded upon, was replaced by the current Church on the Green in 1893. The building was designed by prominent New York Architect J. Cleveland Cady in the Romanesque Revival style.

Today, The Presbyterian Church in Morristown consists of two complexes of buildings. The first is the Church on the Green with the adjoining Chapel along with the original manse, The Howard House, which are located on the Green in downtown Morristown. The second is the Parish House, which is a converted church building, originally constructed for the South Street Presbyterian Church, located on South Street. Each building has its own distinctive architecture and history, however, both serve the congregation as well as the larger Morristown community through their numerous outreach programs.


Scope of Services:
Connolly & Hickey prepared a Historic Site Master Plan that examined the evolution of the buildings, determined possible remedial actions, projected probable costs and made recommendations for action. For this particular project, a building analysis for life-safety and barrier-free access was also conducted at the Parish House and included recommendations for improvement. Connolly & Hickey is currently assisting the Church with chimney stabilization at the Parish House and restoration of the vestry roof and ventilation shaft at the Church on the Green.

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