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

Chester Historical Society--- Edward Ng
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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...

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 09, 2017
    Nov 09, 2017
    Hope this petition helps
  • Greg Sussek
    Greg Sussek United States, Chester
    Nov 09, 2017
    Nov 09, 2017
    Growing up in Chester and seeing the changes that have taken place has dramatically changed the landscape of Chester. We have become not much of a town anymore but a Block of Mall stores that do nothing to the character or charm of a town. With Amazon on the coat tails of Brick & Mortor, Chester will become a boarded up town of Mall buildings with For Rent signs posted on 206. People will leave and the 4 corners will just be a stop light with Gas and fast food ! Not a Town

    The residents of Chester have to stand up and take back their town! Tuen Sunnyside into a museum.
  • sydney delle donne
    sydney delle donne United States, West Babylon
    Nov 07, 2017
    Nov 07, 2017
    Thank you for your efforts. Let me know how I can be of help.
  • Shaun Kirby
    Shaun Kirby United States, West Orange
    Nov 07, 2017
    Nov 07, 2017
    Resident of Chester
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