Tag: Leslie Apgar


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


This Week in Chester History…

In 1956, the Chester Borough Council introduced a new salary guide: road supervisor Walter Barkman saw a raise of $592 to $3900, assessor Leslie Apgar a $200 raise to $600, and Borough clerk Eleanor Thompson a $50 raise to  $550. Temporary Borough employees and police officers would see $1.75 per hour. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.