South Brunswick Township Historic Sites Survey

Middlesex County, New Jersey

Between January 2000 and February 2003 Hunter Research undertook a municipality-wide survey of historic sites for the Township of South Brunswick. Working closely with the Historic Preservation Ordinance Advisory Task Force and the planning, zoning and administrative staff of the Township of South Brunswick, Hunter Research identified, characterized and documented the Township surviving historic legacy, providing a valuable planning tool for use in support of future local historic preservation efforts.

This work built on prior cultural resource inventories and involved extensive historic cartographic and documentary research, field reconnaissance and completion of state-approved historic architectural survey forms. Sixty out of 328 individually surveyed historic architectural properties, along with 13 historic districts, were identified as meeting the criteria for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Selective archaeological survey was also carried out to identify locations of potential Native American occupation. The locations of buildings shown on historic maps but no longer standing (and therefore judged to have historic archaeological potential) were also itemized and mapped.

Client:  Township of South Brunswick