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Sep 15, 2022

Rumson Historic Preservation Commission Organizes Historic Homes Tour

The Rumson Historic Preservation Commission is an official borough organization, supported and funded by the mayor and borough council, with a mission to archive, preserve and celebrate historic homes and buildings in the town.  

Each year, the RHPC honors Rumson homeowners who have displayed extraordinary acts of preservation, restoration or overall dedication. Honorees are self-nominated or by neighbors, RHPC board members or folks in the community.  You can nominate yourself or a neighbor at RumsonNJ.gov/rhpc.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, the RHPC is hosting a celebration of Rumson’s historic homes at Bingham Hall.  The event will begin at 1 pm. This year’s awards will be given out at the event along with a chance to mingle with other historic homes lovers and to learn more about the RHPC. At 2 pm, those in attendance will set off on a self-guided walking tour of the streets around Victory Park and Rogers Park.  Folks will meander through the neighborhood, making exterior stops only at 100-year-old plus homes marked on a printed map.  

Led by Chairman Charley Shay, RHPC maintains a vibrant website that catalogs every home and building in Rumson that is more than 100 years old. In addition, the website contains Rumson history, narrated home tours and more. Those with century-old homes can also find the application to purchase a brass plaque for the exterior. The plaque is purely decorative and carries no historic designation.