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Re: Historic Apple Tree House
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It's unfortunate how Bergen Square was left in such disarray all these years. To think of the history that started on that area, it should be turned in to a monumental park.

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what will this be? a museum?

Hopefully, something like this - http://lambertvillehistoricalsociety. ... es-wilson-marshall-house/

For a city of it's size, with the history it has, Jersey City has precious few historic sites. And to think the Apple Tree House came close to being demolished to make way for a parking lot for a C-Town...

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They don't know the cost of the renovation. 4 million dollars? A real waste of tax payer money.

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what will this be? a museum?

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11-year restoration of historic Jersey City building may end soon

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on February 20, 2017 at 3:11 PM, updated February 20, 2017 at 4:08 PM

JERSEY CITY -- The 11-year renovation of the historic Apple Tree House, a two-story brick-and-fieldstone structure near Journal Square that was once owned by one of Jersey City's original settlers, may be nearing completion.

Mayor Steve Fulop said today that the city project, which began in May 2006, is "on the goal line."

"Everything is pretty much done," Fulop said at the annual President's Day ceremony outside the historic house. "Hopefully this spring -- well, I know this spring -- we'll have a ribbon-cutting."

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... enovation_of_histori.html


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Historic landmark house gets exterior redo -- Apple Tree House now like 1860s
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Historic landmark house gets exterior redo
Apple Tree House now like 1860s

Monday, August 27, 2007
By KEENAN STEINER
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

If you haven't seen the Apple Tree House recently, you might not recognize it.

Before Jersey City began the restoration of the historic home, also known as the Van Wagenen House, in May 2006, the building had broken shutters, holes in the floors and the roof was in danger of collapse. Birds lived in the attic and heroin needles were found in the basement, according to Chris Charas, project manager of the city's Division of Architecture.

But the contractor and city officials say the exterior - the first stage of reconstruction of the house, where some say George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette met to discuss Revolutionary War strategy - will be done by the end of the week.

Today, the roof, porches and shutters have been restored, intended to look like they did in the 1860s, and it has been painted in its original colors - light and dark brown.

Passers-by are impressed. "It's more than a face-lift. Once there was approval, it has gone fast," said Ismael Randazzo of West Side Avenue.

"I come down this road everyday because I want to see 'my house,'" said Greg Patcella of Kennedy Boulevard.

Some residents have complained about the cracked sidewalk in front of the building, the metal fence around the property and the unkempt bushes behind it.

Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini said that the landscaping, which includes the sidewalk, will be addressed in the third and final stage of work. The city has also recently secured the funding for the second phase of building, which will deal with its interior.

The money has not come from Jersey City's coffers. Restoring the exterior cost just under $1 million, coming from the Urban Enterprise Zone, a state fund to develop beat-up urban areas, and the Hudson County Open Space Fund, Charas said.

The estimated cost of the second phase is $1.8 million, with money coming from the UEZ, the Open Space Fund and, pending approval - the New Jersey Historic Trust, according to Charas. The Apple Tree House is designated as a state and a national historic site.

Charas added that he hopes contractors would be able to start bidding on phase two by mid-September and that construction would start by November.

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9 projects will vie for Open Space Trust fund money Jersey Journal Wednesday, March 14, 2007 The Jersey City City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on resolutions supporting nine applications to the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund. The grant applications total $6.4 million, though the trust fund only contains roughly $5 million. The Jersey City applications include money for the historic Apple Tree House on Academy Street, the Harmon Street Pool, Berry Lane Park, Cliff Park, Bayside Park and the City Hall Council Chambers. The biggest application is $2.4 million to install artificial turf on the football and soccer fields at Caven Point. The application also calls for installing lights on the soccer field, officials said. KEN THORBOURNE


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