Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission lays out options for Township Committee.
Members of the Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission (MHPC) detailed the advantages, disadvantages and ramifications of potentially designating the Maplewood Woman's Club as a historic landmark at last week's Township Committee meeting. The club is "saturated with Maplewood history," said Township Historian Susan Newberry, noting that an exhibit about the Woman's Club last year at the Durand-Hedden House drew national attention. (Newberry's complete statement and a copy of the Durand-Hedden newsletter are attached to this article as PDFs). MHPC chair Virgina Kurshan told the five committee members that the designation would be in line with the Township Master Plan's goal of preserving the town's historic spaces. Kurshan and vice …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Most read articles this week on Maplewood Patch.
Seller of Historic House Defends Realtor The seller of the historic Dare House on Valley Street defended the developer who tore it down, saying the 1800s home was not salvageable. Armed Robbery of Two CHS Students, Police Say Two Columbia High School students walking home from a basketball game on Parker Avenue Monday night were robbed of a cell phone by two juveniles wielding a handgun, said Capt. John Perna of the Maplewood Police Department. Northfield: Historic House "Couldn't Be Saved" Many residents lamented when a buyer tore down the historic Hezekiah Dare house on Valley Street. Sale of Historic Woman's Club Sparks Community Debate Last week's announcement by the Maplewood Township Committee that the township intends to …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Top stories in February.
Northfield: Historic House "Couldn't Be Saved" Local realtor explains brother's decision to demolish the Dare House on Valley St. HK Project Seeks Donations for Family of Deceased CHS Grad HK Project coordinated a fundraising drive to help the family of a recently deceased Columbia High School alumna to bury their granddaughter. Township to Purchase Woman's Club for $1 Million Mayor made surprise announcement on "gamechanger" for Maplewood at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting. St James's Gate Bartender Files Assault Complaint James Meade, the St. James's Gate Publick House bartender accused of assaulting a patron in an altercation at the bar in early January, filed his own complaint against the patron. PHOTOS: Historic …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Woman who lived in historic Valley Street home for more than 40 years "thrilled" by work done by Robert Northfield.
The seller of the historic Dare House on Valley Street defended the developer who tore it down last week, saying the 1800s home was not salvageable. "There are times when things have to go," said Blossom "Bobbie" Cushing, who had lived in the house since 1969, first with her husband and then alone after he died. "Realistically, I couldn't live there and no one else wanted to." Cushing's house was listed by real estate agent Robert Northfield, who faced a storm of criticism after he sold the house to his brother, who knocked down the historic home. Some residents argued it could have been saved. Cushing said that the house, which was in need of major reconstruction, was no longer suitable because of her advanced age and health issues, …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Maplewood Commission says 1800s house was "part of the historic fabric of the town."