The Institute Boarding House
“The Institute” Boarding House, Chester, N.J., postcard, 1910. Published by Herbert T. Conover of Chester.
In 1868, Daniel Budd built the structure shown above as a home for his family and a private seminary for young ladies. By 1900, Budd had changed the 26-room building into a boarding house. After World War II, William Mangels purchased the property and started his long-running candy business there. He also took in boarders. In 1957, the Grogans bought the building and turned it into the Chester Retreat nursing home. The building was demolished in 1974 for the ShopRite shopping center.
Mary A. Bowman said, “Am having a fine time,” in her note to Mrs. J.W. Rudolph of Allendale, N.J.
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