Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Copyright 2017 (C) Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516
Also many thanks to the many Museum volunteers who have volunteered to help to remove leaves, brush, to cut up the trees and remove debris from the Tower site, Repair and replace siding on the structure and clean the inside of the Tower.
We are extremely fortunate to have a number of volunteers from the Ocean Township construction community. These men have volunteered to restore the Tower. Anyone with construction skills who is interested in helping with the Water Tower Project should call 732-531-2136 or click on the link below.
Individuals who may wish to donate funds or construction materials may call the above number or send your donation to the Museum at P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 or click on the link below.
Any mailed in donations, please mark donations for the Water Tower
The Museum is sponsoring The Historic Restoration of the Stucile Farms Water Tower located behind the Museum building and adjacent to the Township Human Services building.
We continues to work on getting both Museum members and community people together to help restore the Stucile Farms Water Tower.
Restoration of the Water Tower (continues)
THANK YOU, to our many generous donors and contractors, including:
- Many thanks to the Rita and Harry Greenberger Foundation for its annual grants for the Restoration of the Stucile Farms Water Tower
- Painting and repair of the Stucile Farms Water Tower has been accomplished with the 2016 financial assistance from The 1772 Foundation in cooperation with and administrated by the New Jersey Historic Trust.
- Thank you to Benjamin R. Harvey Construction Co., Inc. and Maple Painting, LLC for the repair and painting work on the Tower.
- Thank you to GRS Contracting of Long Branch and Guy Smith for reconstruction and repair of the Porch
- Thank you to Glass World and Tony Pappa for replacement of the widows throughout the Tower and cleaning of the interior of the Tower
- Thank you to the Monmouth County Historical Commission, who awarded a 2015 grant of $2,500.00 for the replacement of the windows in the Tower structure.
- Thank you to Frank Tomaino, Architect, AIA, NCARB, for the architectural work on the house and porch.
- Thank you to Dean J Marchetti Electrical Contractor for the electrical work on the Tower and House.
- Thank you to Mr. Joseph Carey for the external lighting and surveillance camera system.
- The Daughters of the American Revolution, Shrewsbury Towne - Monmouth Chapter for funds for the work on the Stucile Farms Water Tower.
- Thank you to the many employees of the Township of Ocean for their time and expertise in all aspects of this project.
- Thank you to the Monmouth County Historical Commission, who awarded a 2011 grant of $4,750.00 for the Stucile Farms Water Tower Restoration.
- Thank you to the Township of Ocean Mayor and Council for contributions towards roof repairs on the house portion of the roof.
- Thank you to Eagle Scout Nick Borgia - Troop 71, Oakhurst, for his 2013 Eagle Scout Project, restoring the yard area around the Stucile Farms Water Tower and installation of the walkway.
- Thank you to Ira Haupt II, for his donation of $1,000.00 to the Restoration Fund. In a letter sent to the Museum by Mr. Haupt said: "I'm the fella who chased his sister up the rickety stairs!" referring to an article in the Museum Newsletter.
- Sincere thanks to Gene Armstrong of Armstrong Tree Service who cut down some of the trees that were damaging the roof of the residence part of the Tower.
- Thank you to Girl Scout Gold Scout Jenna Horner - Oakhurst for the 2011 Gold Scout Project - Clean the tower area and inside of the tower, as well as plantings for the Stucile Farms Water Tower.
- Thanks also to Bill Prihel for his generous donation.
- Sincere thanks to the anonymous donor who contributed $2,000.00 to the Stucile Farms Water Tower restoration fund.
Painting and repair of the Stucile Farms Water Tower has been accomplished with financial assistance from
The 1772 Foundation in cooperation with and administrated by the New Jersey Historic Trust .