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Hunterdon Historical meeting features program on early building tradesmen


Discover the human stories behind the histories of several of the Hunterdon County area’s earliest buildings at the Hunterdon County Historical Society’s annual spring meeting and program at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19.

HCHS will welcome architecture historian Robert W. Craig, who will draw on his more than two decades of extensive research and his experience with the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office to discuss the building of “old” Hunterdon County.

The program will be held at the Flemington Presbyterian Church, 10 E. Main St., Flemington, N.J. It’s free, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Titled “They Will Build It, If You Come,” the presentation is derived, in part, on research Craig has done for a book about the building of the mid-Atlantic colonies. “My research has revealed much about the building up of Hunterdon County during its first several decades, and about the persons who were involved in that construction,” he noted.

Craig’s work is well known to the historic preservation community. Craig was the editor of the book “Down Jersey, From Bayshore to Seashore.” In 2018, he completed a multi-year study of New Jersey’s patterned brickwork buildings, for which he received the Paul E. Buchanan Award from the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

Hunterdon County Historical Society, spring meeting and program, They Will Build It, If You Come