Passaic County has issued two small grants to the city to restore the Great Falls Historic District sign on the Rogers Locomotive building on Market Street and add historic markers to the Memorial Day Nursery and Barbour Flax Spinning Works on Grand Street.
The county awarded a $6,620 grant to the Paterson Historic Preservation Commission to restore the wall-mounted sign for the Great Falls Historic District. An additional $4,400 was awarded for two historic markers for the Memorial Day Nursery (pictured, courtesy of Passaic County Historical Society) at 397 Grand Street and the Barbour Flax Spinning Works at 404 Grand Street.
The total grant amount of $11,020 comes from the county’s Corridor Enhancement Program which encourages business and tourism development by creating better, safer, and more attractive environments in county commercial and recreation corridors.
Grant funds were approved by the county on April 14.
The larger grant will allow the city to restore the Great Falls Historic District sign that was installed in the late 1970s on the Rogers Locomotive located at 2 Market Street and is viewed by visitors traveling off routes 19 and 80. The sign did not receive any maintenance since its installation more than four decades ago, according to document submitted to the county by the city.