Historic Commission


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 4th Tuesday of every month
  • Pompton Lakes Civic Center
    25 Lenox Avenue
    Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

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  • Michael Serra
    Mayoral Term
  • Brian O'Malley
    Class A Member                           
    Four year term to December 31, 2024
  • Laura Jennings Pitt 
    Class B  Member                            
    Four year term to December 31, 2024
  • Al Evangelista
    Class B Member                           
    Four year term to December 31, 2023
  • Erin Hunkemoeller
    Class B Member unexpired Term to December 31, 2024                           
    Four year term to December 31, 2024
  • Paul Bowlby  
    Class C Member 
    Four year term to December 31, 2023
  • David Rowen 
    Class C Member 
    Four year term to December 31, 2025
  • Dr. Keith Lockwood 
    Class B Member 
    Four year term to December 31, 2026
  • Jared Luciani
    Alternate One
    Two year term to December 31, 2023
  • Edward Crowley
    Alternate Two
    Two year term to December 31, 2024


The Pompton Lakes Historic Preservation Commission was established by Borough Ordinance 90-08 in December 1988. The purpose of the Commission is to "safeguard the heritage of Pompton Lakes by preserving the resources within the Borough which reflect its cultural, social, economic, and architectural history." Since its inception the Commission has qualified as a certified local government making Pompton Lakes eligible for certain federal funds.


The Commission gives lectures and slide presentations to various organizations to promote Pompton Lakes' history, holds public exhibits of historic items and photographs, and conducts historic walks throughout town. It maintains files on various items pertaining to the history of the Borough and responds to many requests for information throughout the year.


It has published two professionally prepared surveys; a survey of the Pompton Furnace funded by a grant from the NJ. Historical Commission in the amount of $5,557 and a Cultural and Historical survey funded by a federal grant of $5,000 that was matched by a $5,000 donation from the DuPont Corporation.

Landmark Status

An important function of the Commission is to recommend properties it deems should be preserved and considered for local landmark status to the Planning Board. The following properties were granted such status:
  • 1994: The Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library, 333 Wanaque Avenue
  • 1995: Doctor's Island on Mathes Avenue
  • 1996: The Pompton Furnace and adjacent raceway, 321 Hamburg Turnpike
  • 1999: The Bartholf Homestead, 322 Broadway
  • 2000: The Ironworker's Cottage, 1238 Lincoln Avenue
  • 2001: Pompton Lakes High School, 44 Lakeside Avenue
  • 2001: Lenox Elementary School, 35 Lenox Avenue
  • 2001: Pompton Reformed Church, 59 Hamburg Turnpike
  • 2003: Queen Anne House, 33 Ramapo Avenue
  • 2003: U.S. Post Office, 47 Lakeside Avenue
  • 2004: Train Station, Lakeside Avenue
  • 2005: Second Empire Building, Hamburg Tpurnpike
  • 2006: The Schuyler House, Perrin Avenue
  • 2007: The Outlook, Bartholf Avenue
  • 2009: The Van Ness House, 350 Riverdale Road
  • 2010: Christ Episcopal Church, Ramapo Avenue
  • 2011: USS Maine Monument, Wanaque Avenue and Hamburg Turnpike
The Commission has embarked on a program to identify these historic properties to the public with historic signs and plaques.