Tag: Leslie Apgar
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
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.