Chester House (1)

Chester House (1)

Chester House (1)
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Chester House, Chester, N.J., postcard, undated.

The Chester House or the Publick House, as it is known today, was built in 1810 by Zephaniah Drake. At that time, he called it the Brick Tavern. Later, in 1916, the Flemings purchased the establishment and called it Chester House. They developed a reputation for serving fine food in an upscale atmosphere.

The card is addressed to Mrs. Charles J. Skellenger, care of Theresa Clawson at 604, Grand Avenue in Hackettstown, N.J. The author of the note is Helen. She writes, “Everybody O.K. Dad is working. I am going to take my music lesson this afternoon. Dad has a cold. Love, Helen.”


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