Thursday Apr 25, 10:00 am
950 Hillside Ave., Plainfield, NJ
History of 950 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield, NJ:
Built in 1870, the 7000+ square foot historical property features three floors of living space and is set on two acres of land. According to the Hillside Avenue Historical District, the homes on this street feature some of the finest turn-of-the century houses built in Union County. Architecturally, 950 Hillside Avenue is a combination of both the Second Empire and popular Colonial Revival styles. Once the railroad linked Plainfield to New York City in 1864, the former resort community evolved into a suburb of Wall Street - incredibly, by the 1890's over one hundred millionaires were living there!
Dan and Elizabeth Reichard of ER Development in partnership with Thomas and George Allen acquired the house in December, 2017. The Reichards are also the proud grandparents of nine-year old Valerie Fund patient, Grace. Since her diagnosis of a Germ Cell Brain Tumor in early May, Grace has received treatment—chemotherapy and radiation—at The Valerie Fund Center at Newark Beth Israel. Following an extraordinary fundraising eort at the Walk/5K Run in June, Dan was interested in collaborating further with the organization that is taking such good care of his granddaughter. The Designer Showhouse is an opportunity to feature local designers' expertise as well as an interesting way for the public to support The Valerie Fund's mission. Building a Brighter Future for The Valerie Fund Kids.
“The Valerie Fund helps distract me from the “pokes” and tests with funny cartoons on TV or games played on an iPad. They let me make some decisions of my own like choosing my own Band Aid character. ”