The Prall House Needs Our Help!
Please Help Us Qualify for a Matching Grant
Prall House Appeal
The mill is applying for a grant and we need your help!
The Prall House, one of the finest late 18th century houses in the area, is in serious need of repair. We’re asking the 1772 Historical Foundation for a grant to tackle one of its biggest needs: restoration of the front doors and exterior painting.
Our challenge: the Foundation asks that we raise a dollar for every dollar that we receive. Our goal is to raise $15,000 from our generous donors and members and to get another $15,000 from the foundation to begin this critical restoration work. Additional work needs to be done on the roofs and landscape, but we’re taking this one step at a time!
Happily, we've already raised almost 20 percent of our goal. If you've already contributed, thank you so very much!
Michael Margulies, a local Architect specializing in historic restoration, is working with us as we tackle this project. His analysis: The Prall House needs some TLC and fast. “The structure has such great bones and really deserves to be brought back to its glory,” he said.
We couldn’t agree more! The Prall House is certainly among Stockton’s most significant early dwellings. The House was built by John Prall Jr. in 1794 and turned over to his son, William Livingston Prall.
The grand stone dwelling sits on seven acres that border a pre-Revolutionary era graveyard at the rear of the property and includes a large, picturesque quarry pond. The house boasts two front doors, which was typical of fancier homes of the period, and front and back staircases to each level. This arrangement was intended to divide the formal and utilitarian sections of the house. One of the most awesome elements of the house is the 11-foot-long walk-in cook hearth with a “beehive” oven.
After years of struggling to keep the lights on, the Mill Society is now in a position to begin to tackle some of the seriously deferred maintenance. But to succeed, we need your help!
Please consider making a year-end donation as large as you can spare and we will take care of the rest! As always, your donation is completely tax deductible.
You can send a check to:
Prall House Campaign
Delaware River Mill Society
PO Box 298
Stockton, NJ 08559
All contributions are, as always, fully tax deductible!
Please let us know if you would like to see the Prall House or have any questions. We thank you for your support!