Number of the Day: $132 million

February 14, 2012 | Number of The Day

New Jerseyans have given a total of $132 million in historic preservation grants since 1992, in order to restore or rehabilitate historic properties throughout the Garden State. These grants have been awarded to 448 historic sites situated in all 21 counties, ranging from the Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton, the Old Bergen County Jail, and the Essex County Courthouse, to Craftsman Farms in Parsippany Troy-Hills, and Lucy, the Margate Elephant.

Essex ($15.8 million) and Mercer ($14.7 million) counties have been the prime beneficiaries of the Historic Preservation grants program, which is administered by the Garden State Preservation Trust and primarily funded through bond issues. If you’re interested in taking in some historic sites, see which ones are near you.