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Our Board of Trustees has arrived in this place and time in history by accident. It was a casual conversation and then another that brought the group together all recognizing the potential of the old Ice House.  We approached Lenny, and he was already thinking of how to put this unique property to good use that would benefit the whole community. With the group formed, we set about learning how to make the dream a reality. For all of those that offered a helping hand along the way, Listed below are the plans that we proposed to bring this area of town back into use to help the community. Thank you.

William R. Benz

Bill Benz is a co-founding member of the Ice House Flats, Vice President of the North River Business Network and owns and manages Carnegie Agency, a Digital Marketing company with over 25 years of experience helping businesses and organizations.


Audra Frank
Vice President

Audra Frank is a co-founder of the Ice House Flats with over 40 years of experience as a Project Manager and building restoration expert, Chair of the Phillipsburg Landmark Commission, and member of the North River Business Network.


Robert Anselmo

Rob Anselmo is a charter board member of the Ice House Flats and a community-minded, result driven sales, marketing, and product management executive with decades of progressive experience.  Rob is a Board Member of NORWESCAP, and VP, Phillipsburg Rotary,  


Mary Jo Harris
Trustee at Large

Mary Jo Harris is the Community Development Project Coordinator for NORWESCAP. In her current position, she works closely with law enforcement and community stakeholders to identify communities that are experiencing disinvestment and deterioration to develop neighborhood revitalization strategies that will improve the economic development and quality of life for the community.  


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Joseph David

Joe David is a co-founder of the Ice House Flats and owner of the Descendants Brewing Company & Restaurant at the Old Ship Inn. Joe is passionate about ecological issues facing New Jersey and actively supports local community groups creating opportunities for economic development,


We are looking for volunteers and Sponsors. If you are interested, please CLICK HERE and complete the form on the Contact Us page.


Ice House represented in a map produced by the Sanborn Map Company, the oldest mapping company in the United States. Founded in 1866, the company created detailed building maps of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and towns all across the country, primarily for use by insurance companies. Genealogists, local history buffs, city planners, architects, and countless others have appreciated the quality of detail found in them.

Ice House Flats 1903


Ice House Flats 1895 and surrounding area - Sanborn Map

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Phillipsburg Canal 1827​

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