SAVE SUNNYSIDE - Stop the Demolition of a Historic and Architecturally Important Chester NJ House

Chester Historical Society--- Edward Ng
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843 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Please sign and share this petition to help save Sunnyside. James Topping, the renowned cabinet maker, built Sunnyside in 1873 for his widowed daughter-in-law and grandchild, Leila. Sunnyside is the companion house to what would later become Larison’s Turkey Farm Inn, a Chester landmark. Bolstered by the revenue from two nearby mines and Topping’s craftsmanship, Sunnyside would become the “handsomest house” in Chester NJ at the turn of the century.

Help the Chester Historical Society Board stop the demolition of Sunnyside. Help us convince the Chester Borough Land Use Board and Governing Body to reject the application to demolish Sunnyside. It should not be demolished, but conserved and adaptively reused as many other Chester Main Street historic homes have been, to offices, restaurants, and shops. Under all four considerations of the Chester Borough historic preservation architectural review process, Sunnyside qualifies for preservation. Furthermore Sunnyside needs to be repaired and repurposed.

The complete story of Sunnyside is available on the Chester Historical Society’s website at http://www.historicchesternj.com/

Read more about Leila Topping at http://www.historicchesternj.com/images/2015_Sprin...

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July 7
Petition has reached 100 signatures!
June 27
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  • Donna Marie Valentine
    Donna Marie Valentine United States, Virginia Beach
    Sep 18, 2017
    Sep 18, 2017
    In preserving our historical landmarks we are preserving the significance of the architecture of that period, the people that lived at that time and the accomplishments they achieved to contribute to our understanding of our past and our hope for our future. We need to secure this home for the splendor of Chester!
  • Mary Feuer
    Mary Feuer United States, South Bound Brook
    Sep 12, 2017
    Sep 12, 2017
    How fortunate we are to still have this historic home... it would be a great loss to erase it from the landscape.
  • Linda Cleary
    Linda Cleary United States, Springfield
    Aug 30, 2017
    Aug 30, 2017
    Once lost to demolition an historic treasure cannot be re-built. Save the character of the area. People are spending money on experiences not things. Save this landmark for people to experience their heritage.
  • Marilyn Monforte
    Marilyn Monforte United States, Columbia
    Aug 25, 2017
    Aug 25, 2017
    Please save this historical landmark!
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