1772 Foundation Awards Grant for Restoration of Prall House
The 1772 Foundation and New Jersey Historic trust have awarded the Delaware River Mill Society a $15,000 grant for beginning the badly needed repairs at the Prall House. Combined with the matching funds donated by the Mill Society’s loyal members and sponsors, we’ll be able to pour $30,000 into the property! We already know that additional work will be needed but more on that below.
The Prall House is one of the four stone buildings built by John Prall in the late 1700s. Its been described by historians as one of Stockton’s most significant early dwellings. Soon after its construction, Prall gave the house to his son and built a second fine residence (now known as the Woolverton Inn) on the hill overlooking the Mill complex.
Since taking over management of the Prall House in 2004, the Mill Society has invested tens of thousands of dollars into the property, including undertaking an extensive mold remediation program, repairing the roof and updating electrical, fire and plumbing systems.
With the grant money from the 1772 Foundation and Historic Trust and the donated matching funds, we anticipate beginning repairs to the two front doors, windows and millwork and repainting windows, doors and millwork. The project is being overseen by Michael J. Margulies, AIA of Eclectic Architecture, LLC.
This work, however, is just the beginning. The Prall House is also in need of a new roof and the outdoor stone wall has collapsed in several places. We also need to rebuild the steps leading to the rear entrances and quarry pond. Stay tuned for further information and, in the meantime, if you would like to donate to our ongoing Prall campaign, click on the link below.
As always, thank you for your help and support!
You can send a check to:
Prall House Campaign
Delaware River Mill Society
PO Box 298
Stockton, NJ 08559
All contributions are 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!