The biggest news to hit Flemington, N.J., since the 1930s Lindbergh baby kidnapping and subsequent “Trial of the Century” is the borough being named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation list of the 11 Most Endangered Places in the United States.
Today, the Union Hotel and three other significant buildings in the center of town are under threat from a developer who wants to tear them down to build a seven-story lifestyle center in the middle of one of the largest historic districts in NJ.
On November 13, the Friends of Historic Flemington will host a rally at 12:30 pm at the historic Courthouse, to protest the planned redevelopment..
Afterwards, there will be a walking tour of historic downtown Flemington highlighting why the National Trust chose the borough as one of the 11 most endangered places in America.
The demolition is threatening the cultural heritage and historical significance of the community that was host to the one of the most famous criminal trials in the history of the United States. The eyes and ears of the world were upon the small town of Flemington as the reporters of the day filed their reports on the developments from the Union Hotel, directly across the street from the courthouse where Bruno Hauptmann was being tried.
A previous rally, held before the inclusion on the endangered list, drew several hundred people concerned about the loss of cultural heritage and history in Flemington.
Please join us this Sunday at 12:30 and learn more about why the National Trust for Historic Preservation named it one of the most endangered sites in the United States.
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