We are proud to announce that The James Rose Center has been selected to receive a 2022 Bergen County Historic Preservation Award from the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board for the rehabilitation of James Rose designed campus at Earthcam in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
Texwipe, now the EarthCampus, is a small, little-known, Bergen County cultural landscape designed by James Rose. In the past two years, its rehabilitation has been recognized with awards from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Docomomo US, a non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement for nearly 25 years. The significance of this project’s rehabilitation to Bergen County; to landscape historians, theorists and designers; and to its new generation of users, is great. More than a rehabilitation of a historically important site, it preserves a challenge to the popular myth that modernism and environmentalism were at cross purposes. It shows the importance of careful research as well as traditional and cutting-edge documentation techniques. And it demonstrates how the Secretary of the Interior’s Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes can productively be employed to rehabilitate a dynamic modernist cultural landscape for contemporary use.
The award will be presented by County Executive James J. Tedesco III and the Board of County Commissioners during the public program at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 5th, at Valley Brook Golf Clubhouse, 15 Rivervale Road, River Vale, NJ.