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Landmark & Historic Preservation Commission

LHPC is the not-for-profit, volunteer-based, citywide advocate for the preservation of Newark's historic and cultural resources.

The Committee's activities include nomination of landmarks to the historic registers; intervention on behalf of threatened landmarks; implementation of educational initiatives; provision of technical assistance; and collaboration with other nonprofit agencies. We perform these activities as described below:

  • Nominate historic and cultural resources to the State and National Registers Historic Places to provide these landmarks (building, structures, sites, objects, and districts) with additional protection from demolition and unsympathetic alterations.
  • Select highly threatened landmarks, already listed or eligible to be listed on the historic registers, and mount public campaigns to save them.

Commission Members

  • Richard Partyka | Chairman
  • Richard Grossklaus | Vice Chairman
  • David Robinson | Class A
  • Wilson Woo | Class A
  • Gwen Motten | Class B
  • Sylvia Benavente
  • Fredericka Bey
  • Robert Hartman
  • Anthony Smith
  • Nicaury Miller | Alternate #1
  • Susan Holguin-Veras | Alternate #2



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