Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930
908-879-5100

The Chester Historical Society is kicking off 2020 with a new display on the history of the Glenlora site, from 1713 to 2019.  The displays are at the Chester Library and will be shown throughout the month of January.

“The displays are image rich, colorful, and informative.   The display on the art wall closest to the fireplace covers the period 1713 to 1970 and includes many new images.  A copy of the landscape painting by William Heaslip the ‘Boden Barn’ from 1947, is the earliest image we have of what would become the Glenlora Nursing Home.  It is featured in the upper right portion of the display.  For engineering fans, there is an image of the in-floor hot water heating system being installed in 1947.

The second display is on the wall by the Larison Room.  It covers the period 1971 to 2019.  Prominently displayed is the artist’s sketch of the proposed Glenlora expansion in the late 1980’s and the lawsuits and debates that followed.  Also displayed is information concerning Chester Township’s affordable housing obligations and the potential impact on Glenlora.  On either side of the display are photos taken of the Glenlora site in 2019.

There is a lot of information.  As the displays are up the month of January, please take your time to view and reflect on the displays.”

Chester Historical Society

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