The Hetfield House &
Levi Cory House
|Mountainside Restoration Committee, Inc.
AKA The Mountainside Historic Committee
Mountainside, New Jersey
What's Happening at the Hetfield House & Levi Cory House?
|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
The next brick dedication for
will take place on
Nov. 11, 2017.
|"THE HISTORY OF
1945-2007 - It Was Only
by, Connie McNamara
(Click on "History" tab at top
of page for information)
|FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE HETFIELD
HOUSE, CLICK "CONTACT" TAB AT
TOP OF PAGE.
EVENTS & PROGRAMS - 2018
ANNUAL NEWSLETTER AND FUND RAISING MAILING
The Mountainside Restoration Committee's annual newsletter and fund raising mailing was mailed to all
Mountainside residents in early April. We thank you for any donations you have sent enabling us to raise funds
to restore the Levi Cory House and Hetfield House. Respondents are entered into a drawing
which was held on May 6th, 2018.
Winner chosen were: 1st Prize: Gary Olson; 2nd Prize: Donna DeRose; 3rd Prize: Rich Cotter; 4th Prize: Rich Leonardis
VIEW THE 2018 NEWSLETTER HERE
THE VILLAGE SHOP BOUTIQUE
During several weekends in November and December, the Historic Committee's ever-popular Village Shop
Boutique will open for business in the newly finished Levi Cory House. Featuring a huge selection of holiday ornaments,
gifts and decor, as well as Mountainside inspired gifts and decor items. Personalization is available.
HOURS ARE 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 16-17
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 7, 8 & 9
COOKIE AND HOT COCOA SALE AT BORO TREE LIGHTING
During Mountainside's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony,
the Committee will be selling Cookies & Hot Cocoa as a fund raiser.
Find us at the Rescue Squad Garage at Borough Hall Plaza
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 - 4:15-5:00pm
ADULTS' WINE & CHEESE GINGERBREAD OPEN HOUSE & LEVI CORY HOUSE GRAND OPENING
After 5 years of fund raising, repairs and restoration, the Levi Cory House is ready to open. Join the Mountainside
Restoration Committee in celebrating the opening of the historic house. During the adults’ open house on Saturday, Dec. 8
(3-5pm), there will be light refreshments including wine, cheese/crackers, baked goods and beverages. Wine tasting will
be provided by Stew Leonards of Springfield with some beer and liqueur tasting, as well. The event will kick-off at 3:00pm
with a visit from jolly old St. Nick. Stop by for a short visit or stay for a while.
The Village Shop boutique will be open during the event.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 - 3:00-5:00pm at the Levi Cory House
FAMILY GINGERBREAD OPEN HOUSE
Families with children are welcome on Sunday, Dec. 9 (1-4pm) to enjoy many interactive events and projects. These
include gingerbread ornaments to decorate, mini holiday arrangements to make, guessing contest, mulled apple cider
and baked goods to enjoy - all surrounded by appropriate holiday décor and live music. Despite their busy work preparing
for the holiday, Mr. & Mrs. Claus promise to visit the children and share holiday cheer. Bring your cameras for pictures.
The Village Shop boutique will be open during the event.
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 - 1:00-4:00pm
DOWNTON ABBEY COCKTAIL PARTY
Once again, the Deacon Andrew Hetfield House will be transformed into the Edwardian Manor for
a Cocktail Party with the Crawleys.
Check back for details.
Friday, February 22, 2019
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
click HERE to download volunteer application
According to Chairperson, Scott Daniels, “The Committee is looking for individuals willing to help with a wide variety of
activities related to events, archives, museum help, grant writing, indoor & outdoor maintenance of the Hetfield and Levi
Cory Houses, computer entry, communications, and planning.”
No experience is necessary – just some time and willingness to help.
Current, past and prospective volunteers are encouraged to send us an application.
Please mail completed applications to: Sandy VanderMeer, 1033 Ledgewood Rd., Mountainside, NJ 07092
THANK YOU TO EAGLE SCOUT - 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!
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.
THE LEVI CORY HOUSE IS IN PLACE!
After two postponements, Mountainside’s historic Levi Cory House (circa 1818
was finally moved on November 2, 2013 and situated on its permanent lot on November
9th. The foundation was built and the 4-foot crawl space is complete. The house was
lowered onto its new foundation on September 5th, 2014. Soil has been backfilled around
the house. Two chimneys were replaced and work has been completed on the new roof.
Fascia and sill repair are in the process. The "modern add-on" bow window has been
removed and cedar siding has been replaced. A staircase has been built inside to access
the crawl space basement. First floor rooms have had walls replaced and are freshly
painted. The exterior has a fresh new paint job. Future plans include interior repairs and
painting, and replacement of exterior porches which were original to the house. The house
now has electricity! Other utilities (water, sewer, gas) need to be brought to the house.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; call: (908)789-9420
LEVI CORY HOUSE INFO
Thank you for generous grants from:
The Watts Mountainside Community Foundation
The 1772 Foundation
VIEW THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION EXPLAINING THE CAMPAIGN
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS LEVI CORY HOUSE 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
|INTRODUCING OUR NEW VEHICLE
Your wheels can help keep
Donate your unwanted car, truck,
boat, trailer, RV, motorcycle, off-road
vehicle, heavy equipment, or other
motorized vehicle for the
Committee. Free pick-up, and vehicle
doesn't have to run.
To donate, call 855-500-RIDE
(for Mountainside Restoration
Committee); or click on the image
above for online donation.
MRC Estate Sales
Providing complete estate sale
services to the homeowner in
Mountainside and surrounding
Conducted by trusted volunteer
Antiques Experts and
Estate Sale Professionals.
All commissions benefit the
Mountainside Restoration Committee, Inc.
|MRC Holiday Boutique Purchase