Tonight: LHF Educational Program - The Rehabilitation of the Lake Hopatcong Train Station

Lake Hopatcong Train Station Construction

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The Lake Hopatcong Station is one of the most iconic buildings in our community, linking us with an era when the lake was a great northeast resort and thousands arrived by train weekly headed for their hotel, campsite, or cottage.

The building, located in Landing, has lasting meaning for many lake residents, past and present, and has long been a central part of the history of the lake.

From the purchase of the Lake Hopatcong Train Station by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation in 2014, to its present use as the Foundation’s offices as well as an Environmental and Cultural Center, this program will take you through the four-year rehabilitation process with presentations by Lake Hopatcong Historian and Lake Hopatcong Foundation Chairman of the Board Martin Kane and Principal Historic Preservation Specialist Margaret Hickey from Connolly & Hickey Historical Architects.

A small accompanying exhibit will on loan from the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum during this program.


Martin Kane is a retired as Business Manager for the Marine Corps at Picatinny Arsenal since 1998. He transitioned to program management after serving for almost twenty years as an Army attorney specializing in acquisition and international programs. Growing up on Lake Hopatcong as a summer resident, Marty serves as Lake Hopatcong Foundation Chairman of the Board as well as the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum President. He is the author of several books on local history as well as co-author with his wife, Laurie, of the script for the award-winning documentary Greetings from Bertrand Island.

Margaret M. Hickey, AIA, is the Principal Historic Preservation Specialist for the architecture firm Connolly & Hickey Historical Architects located in Cranford, New Jersey. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. She has been a principal at Connolly & Hickey since 2003 in charge of ensuring all work performed by the firm complies with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. As such, Margaret is responsible for assisting in the design of publicly funded historic restoration and preservation projects, assisting clients with obtaining and managing their grant funds, and in the preparation of planning reports and nominations to the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Since 2003, Connolly & Hickey has focused its practice on restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings and structures in New Jersey with a special interest in properties related to the State’s industrial history and transportation infrastructure. Such projects include the Bascule Bridge No. 9 over the Glimmer Glass in Manasquan, several sites related to the Morris Canal in Morris, Warren, and Sussex Counties, and the Glen Ridge, Demarest, and Lake Hopatcong Train Stations.

Event Information:

Subject: The Rehabilitation of the Lake Hopatcong Train Station

Date: September 12, 2019, 7 pm

Cost: Free to the Public

Location: Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center

125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ


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