Levi Cory House Village Shop
Submitted by Carol Goggi
The Village Shop located in the Mountainside Restoration Committee’s Levi Cory House will open again after a summer break. Volunteers are looking forward to welcoming shoppers back. The Shop will be open on Fridays and Saturdays (from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) on the following dates: September 10, 11, 24, 25; October 1, 2, 16, 17; November 5, 6, 19, 20; and December 3, 4, 17 and 18.
The Levi Cory House officially opened to the public in December of 2018. The circa 1818 Levi Cory House, which was moved to Constitution Plaza seven years ago, was originally located at the corner of New Providence Road and Mountain Avenue. The house was the location of the first Children’s Country Home during the 1890s, before expanding to its current location as the Children’s Specialized Hospital. After years of repair, renovation and restoration, the Levi Cory House now opens as a Museum for Children’s Interests and the Village Shop.
The Village Shop serves as a fundraiser for the continued restoration and maintenance of the Levi Cory House and maintenance of the Deacon Andrew Hetfield House. The Shop has been restocked with many new items for the home and for gift-giving – home décor, jewelry, antique and vintage items, furniture pieces and many interesting items and curiosities. Stop by to browse and you may find something that speaks to you. There is something for everyone. Purchases benefit the Mountainside Restoration Committee. For the safety of visitors and volunteers, face masks and social distancing are required indoors.
The Levi Cory House and Deacon Andrew Hetfield House are located at Constitution Plaza (Watchung Ave., off Birch Hill Rd.) adjacent to the Mountainside Library. The Mountainside Restoration Committee is a 501(c)(3) charity and a committee of volunteers whose purpose is to maintain the Deacon Andrew Hetfield House, restore and maintain the Levi Cory House and collect and save historic Mountainside information and items from destruction. For further information, please call 908-789-9420; or, go to mountainsidehistory.org.