NEWARK PRESERVATION and
38th Annual Awards Ceremony
at The Button Factory
A beautiful 133 year old four story brick building
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Honoree: Newark History Society:
Founded exactly 10 years ago by Timothy Crist, Warren Grover, and Charles Cummings, this small group has grown rapidly and spread much knowledge and enthusiasm. Its more than 40 forums have drawn standing-room-only audiences with topics from Puritans to gangsters. And it has organized an Archives Project to identify and inventory the many sources of printed materials and documents about Newark’s fascinating past. This award was created after the 2005 death of Charles Cummings, Newark’s first city historian.
Honoree: The Button Factory:
Erected in 1879 as the Barrett-Brown Building, this four-storey brick structure housed a button manufacturer for 40 years, and then a tool factory for nearly a century. In 2008 it was bought by investors including architect Hal Laessig and his wife, artist Yoland Skeete, who had lost their house and gallery for new arena on Mulberry Street. At an investment of $3 million, the group created 17 residential condos, some with studios and offices. and sold 14 in 6 months. Old floors, beams, 10-foot ceilings, and even some original equipment were blended with modern interiors. The Dust Award honors the man who founded our committee in 1973.
Admission $10 for NPLC member, $15 for all others, children $5, with accompanying adult.
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