Following three years of site investigations, design development and historic preservation reviews by a team of multi-disciplinary professionals, and a broad coalition of government agencies, including the City of Paterson, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and the National Park Service, this exciting project is ready to begin construction. A ground breaking ceremony for the Phase I Rehabilitation Project occurred on August 29, 2017.
The $1.5 million project consists of preservation, conservation and rehabilitation activities on the façade of the stadium. Its decorative terra cotta tiles of sports figures, Art Deco-inspired geometric cast-concrete styling, red-tile roofing and other decorative features survive, but the concrete structure is damaged from long-term water infiltration and vegetative growth. This construction project will rehabilitate and stabilize sensitive portions of the stadium to arrest ongoing environmental deterioration as well as provide protection from ongoing vandalism.
Hinchliffe stadium opened in 1932 and is listed on the federal, state and municipal registers of historic places. It was listed as a 10 Most Endangered Historic Place in NJ in 1997. It has since been esteemed as a National Historic Landmark in 2013, and officially added to the Great Falls National Historical Park in 2014.
Contact: Gianfranco Archimede, Director, Historic Preservation, (973) 321-1220 x 2263