Tag Archives: Bergen County
The Trail Conference is expected to move into our new headquarters at Darlington Schoolhouse very soon. Look how far we’ve come in the restoration of this historic landmark!
By Jennis Watson, Membership and Development Manager The Trail Conference will soon unveil a Limited Use/Limited Access (LULA) elevator at the new headquarters at Darlington Schoolhouse for the benefit of visitors with mobility-related disabilities. The project has been made possible … Continue reading
Finding William Morris in the Darlington Schoolhouse Project: Arts and Crafts Architecture, Historical Preservation and Ecosophy
It should come as no surprise that medievalist David Kopp has taken great interest in the Trail Conference’s future headquarters at the historic Darlington Schoolhouse. The original building, completed in 1891, captivates visitors for its beauty, its historical value, its … Continue reading
Energy This November, as the fall weather rolled in and leaves changed color, 10 500-ft. wells were drilled for the geothermal system that will heat and cool the building. By circulating water through the 5,000-foot loop, the geothermal system will use … Continue reading
Benjamin Moore and Co. is donating 100 gallons of paints and stains for the future Trail Conference headquarters at Darlington Schoolhouse. This gift, valued at $4,000 at retail value, represents most of the interior and exterior coatings needed for the … Continue reading
Our construction team holds a job meeting every other week to discuss the progress and progression of construction at the Darlington Schoolhouse. The team members update each other on the prior two weeks’ worth of work, as well as projections … Continue reading
Darlington Schoolhouse is changing every day as local construction workers install cedar shingles on the roof, dig wells outside for the geothermal heating/cooling system, and begin plastering the interior walls of the addition out back. Anyone driving by on Rt. … Continue reading
Click here to see a GIF of Darlington’s progress over the last six months!
The Trail Conference is continuing to keep up with best practices for historic preservation as restoration moves forward at Darlington Schoolhouse. We have been able to keep the entire building intact, including salvaging the original rear windows for a new project. … Continue reading
This past Saturday, 25 volunteers joined Trail Conference staff members to spend a day of service at the Darlington Schoolhouse. This event marked the first step in building a free-standing, dry stone wall that will demarcate the perimeter of the … Continue reading