Mountainside History
& The Hetfield House
Mountainside Restoration Committee, Inc.
AKA The Mountainside Historic Committee
Mountainside, New Jersey
What's Happening at the Hetfield House & Levi Cory House?
Honor A Vet...Buy A Brick!

Help Restore The
Levi Cory House ...
Buy a Brick!

The Mountainside Restoration
Committee is raising money to
fund various needed projects
in the Hetfield House & to help
fund the restoration of the Levi
Cory House.
The next brick dedication for
Veterans  & others will take
place in the Fall of 2015.
Learn more.
"THE HISTORY OF
MOUNTAINSIDE:
1945-2007 - It Was Only
Yesterday"
by, Connie McNamara
NOW AVAILABLE
(Click on "History" tab at top
of page for information)

                        


                      
UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS - 2014

                                THE HETFIELD HOUSE NOW HAS A NEW NEIGHBOR...
                               THE LEVI CORY HOUSE - PLEASE HELP US WITH THE RESTORATION!
                     
DONATE ONLINE HERE

"PUT A PLAQUE IN IT" FUND RAISER
Sponsor a window, door, fireplace, staircase, room, etc. inside the Levi Cory House.
A permanent plaque will be affixed to the inside of the house with your message.
(further information)

ANNUAL NEWSLETTER AND FUND RAISING MAILING
The Mountainside Restoration Committee's annual newsletter and fund raising mailing was mailed to all Mountainside
residents in March.  Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets enabling us to raise funds to restore the Levi Cory House
and Hetfield House.  The raffle drawing was held on May 4th, 2014.
Drawing Winners were:  First Prize:  Rosemary Graziano; Second Prize:  Patty Wolklin and Third Prize:  Karen Patterson.
Read the newsletter
here.








THANK YOU TO EAGLE SCOUT CANDIDATE - JEFFREY WHYTE
Recently, Mountainside's Jeffrey Whyte, of Berkeley Heights Boy Scout Troop 368, raised funds, planned, cleared property,
worked with the sign company and erected the sign and its planting base on New Providence Road in Mountainside.  The
gleaming red, gold & white sign marks the site of the Levi Cory House, Deacon Andrew Hetfield House and Mountainside
Public Library.  We think the sign is beautiful and we thank Jeffrey and his helpers for all their hard work!

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE AT THE HETFIELD HOUSE
Saturday, Dec. 6 - 3:00-6:00pm
Stop by the Hetfield House before or after the Borough's Annual Tree Lighting to shop their Annual Holiday Boutique.  Pick up
unique holiday gifts including personalized Mountainside holiday ornaments, Mountainside note cards and holiday cards.  In
addition, there will be a variety of unique craft items and curiosities for sale.  
Many specially-priced gift items are available
which are suitable for children's gift-giving.  So, bring the family!  
Proceeds benefit the restoration and maintenance of the
Hetfield and Levi Cory Houses.

COOKIE AND HOT COCOA SALE AT MOUNTAINSIDE'S TREE LIGHTING
Saturday, Dec.  6 - 4:00pm at the Mountainside Rescue Squad Building
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Mountainside Restoration Committee

DISPLAY YOUR GINGERBREAD CREATIONS DURING GINGERBREAD HOUSE WEEKEND
Saturday & Sunday, Dec.  13 & 14
Your Gingerbread Creations will be displayed during the Hetfield House Gingerbread Open House weekend.  You work so
hard on your Gingerbread houses and other gingerbread creations.  Why not bring them down for the weekend and have
many others admire and enjoy them?  Gingerbread creations can be brought to the Hetfield House on Saturday, Dec. 13
between 10am-12noon.  They should be picked up on Sunday, Dec. 14 between 4:00-5:00pm.

ADULT GINGERBREAD OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, Dec.  13 - 2:00-4:00pm
Adults are invited to visit Mountainside's own historic treasure, The Deacon Andrew Hetfield House, during this open house
event.  Come for a few minutes or stay the entire time.  The Hetfield House is decorated in all its holiday glory with the scent
of gingerbread wafting throughout and decorations reminiscent of times past.  Enjoy music, Santa, a community
Gingerbread Creation display and refreshments.
Take a tour and be one of the first to see the just-dedicated and  newly-acquired collection of artifacts from the Hetfield
family of Elizabeth, NJ.  Donated by the estate of Betty Peterson, wife of Harry who was a direct descendant of Morris
Hetfield (a cousin of Deacon Andrew Hetfield), the Hetfield House now houses an original painting of Abigail (Clark) Hetfield
and her personal belongings as pictured in the painting (1848).  In addition, several pieces of furniture which were originally
in the Hetfield house on Pearl Street in Elizabeth will be on display.  Other newly-acquired Hetfield items include paintings by
R. G. L. Leonori of the Hudson River School of artists.
Donations at the door are always appreciated.

FAMILY GINGERBREAD OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, Dec. 14 - 1:00-4:00pm
Families are invited to visit Mountainside's own historic treasure, The Deacon Andrew Hetfield House, during this open
house event.  Come for a few minutes or stay the entire time.  The Hetfield House is decorated in all its holiday glory with the
scent of gingerbread wafting throughout and decorations reminiscent of times past.  Enjoy musical performances by Our
Lady of Lourdes Children's Choir (1:30), Deerfield Middle School Choir (2:30) and Deerfield Instrumental Music Students
(3:30).  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on-hand for photos.  Floral and ornament crafts for children and refreshments for all are
available along with a community Gingerbread Creation Display.   Participate in a "guess the jar" contest or purchase tickets
to win a majestic and fully furnished Victorian doll house.  Suggested Donation - $5 per person.


THE LEVI CORY HOUSE IS IN PLACE!
After two postponements, Mountainside’s historic Levi Cory House was finally moved on
November 2, 2013 and situated on its permanent lot on November 9th.  Work has been
ongoing to build the foundation and the 4-foot crawl space is now complete.  The house was
lowered onto its new foundation on September 5th, 2014.  Crawl space walls are being
completed and soil will soon be backfilled around the house.  Work will soon begin on a new
roof and repair of the building's sill and fascia.

This landmark property on the corner of Mountain Avenue & New Providence Road was sold and will be developed
commercially.  The Mountainside Restoration Committee has acquired the historic structure and raised funds to save it from
demolition, but it had to be moved.  The Borough of Mountainside allowed the house to be permanently placed on Borough
property on Constitution Plaza.  The house, now relocated to its new home, is a fitting neighbor to the Hetfield House.

WE STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT!  The Committee needs financial and volunteer help to make more history happen.
Contact us immediately and be a part of this very historic move and restoration of this historic structure.
The clock is ticking!   email:  hetfieldhouse1@yahoo.com; call:  (908)789-9420

LEVI CORY HOUSE INFO

VIEW THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION EXPLAINING THE CAMPAIGN

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS TO DATE:
AlphaGraphics, AmeriCare Physical Therapy, Anonymous, Basilico Restaurant, Casey & Keller Engineers, The Center for
Ambulatory Surgery, Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, Christoffers Florist, Clear Focus, LLC., Colavita, Cowell
family, Dallas Contracting, Daniels family, Donnelly Construction, Elizabeth Auto Glass & Salvage, Dan Falcone Architect,
Ferraro's Restaurant, Foothills Club, Gardiner family, Giannone family, Girl Scouts of Mountainside, Goggi family, Great Smiles
Dental, Harol Landscaping, Walter Heckel & Sons, HP Thomson, Inc.,  HW3 Group, Ingrassia family, Jan’s Realty, Kelley
Family, Klein family, Lease & LaBau, Live Like BJ Foundation, Maxwell’s Furniture Restoration, Mountainside Cleaners,
Mountainside Volunteer Fire Company, Barbara Mullin, Myles F. Kelly, Inc., The Publick House, Questers Old One Horn
Chapter, Salon Divine, Somerset Savings Bank, Gail Stock, Universal Commodities Tea Trading, Inc., VFW - Mountainside
Post, Vigliante family, Watts Mountainside Community Foundation, Western Pest Control
FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE HETFIELD
HOUSE, CLICK "CONTACT" TAB AT
TOP OF PAGE.