Tag: Fairmount Avenue


This Week in Chester History…

At the first June Chester Borough Council meeting of 1938, Chester Apgar reported that all of Budd Avenue and approximately 200 ft. of Coleman Avenue were widened. A new concrete pipe and catch basin were to be installed along Budd Avenue at both Cherry and Orange Streets. A total of $2,500 had been spent on the road widening project, with $4,000 left to be spent on the remaining widening on Coleman and Fairmount Avenues. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1938, Chester Apgar reported that Budd Avenue and approximately 200 feet of Coleman Avenue were widened. Later, the remainder of Coleman Avenue and Fairmount Avenue from the Larison home to Dunn and Meserve’s gate also would be widened. Additionally, workers would add a new concrete pipe and catch basin to the intersections of Budd Avenue and Cherry Street, and Budd Avenue and Orange Street. A total of $6500 was spent on these road repair projects, as well as repaving. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1958, “Grey Top,” the mansion built in 1890 by Samuel Cooper Pullman, of Pullman Railroad Company fame, burned to the ground. The three-story, 20-room home stood at the peak of Fairmount Avenue, and was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Guerin. Fire companies from Chester, Ralston, Mendham, Peapack-Gladstone, Ironia, Flanders, Fairmount, and Mt. Freedom fought the fire with water from Leslie Apgar’s pond on Maple Avenue.  Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune