The Glen Ridge Historic Preservation Commission protects the integrity of the buildings and homes in the Glen Ridge Historic District, but it’s getting called out for going too far in its zeal to maintain the borough’s beautiful housing stock by one property owner.
Ridgewood Avenue Homeowner Julia Dolfin was livid when she learned from her husband that a member of the HPC made a disparaging comment about her house, calling it “the most unsightly home in Glen Ridge” at a commission meeting on November 1.
Shortly after, Dolfin put up this sign.
“We figured the sign would be a comical way to draw attention to how the HPC behaved,” says Dolfin, of the sign, placed on the property’s corner of Washington and Ridgewood Ave.
Dolfin’s home is undergoing exterior renovations. Below is a picture of the home, with work in progress, and what the home originally looked like.
Baristanet reached out to the GR HPC and will publish any response we receive.