Castle at Felician College Wins Preservation Award

The Castle at Felician College is a stunning structure that has garnered the attention of all who visit the Rutherford campus. It has also earned the acknowledgement of historians and preservation groups who recognize Felician College’s commitment to restoring the 1869 building to its original grandeur.

The Bergen County Historic Preservation Board in April selected the Felician College Board of Trustees and Administration to receive the 2013 Bergen County Historic Preservation Award in the category of Preservation Leadership for their dedication to the 14-year restoration project.

The award ceremony at the Church on the Green in Hackensack was held on May 9.

Also in May, the Castle received another award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Historic Preservation Office and the New Jersey Historic Sites Council for Interior Restoration and Adaptive Use.

The ceremony took place at the Hunterdon County Historic Courthouse in Flemington on May 16.

The Castle houses a student café and lounge, the campus chapel and offices of admissions, institutional advancement and alumni relations.