Historical Society To Revisit Stonham House


Share post:

- Advertisement -

The Stonham house that sat at the corner of Westview Road and Bloomfield Avenue for almost 125 years was demolished last month, but the Verona Historical Society will relive its history and craftsmanship at its next meeting on Tuesday, April 5, at the Verona Community Center.

“While I was hoping to give you an actual tour of the house, that can no longer be,” says Verona historian Robert Williams. “Instead, I will give you a virtual tour and detail some of the discoveries I made along the way.”

The Stonham House (left) not long after it was built.

The Stonham house was built for Arthur Stonham and Williams says it was very well built. “Instead of the usual 2×4 wall studs, the house was framed with 4x4s and the floor joists were quite large for a Queen Anne Victorian,” he says. “This really was a beautiful house for its period in time—about 1898—and extremely well built; about the finest construction I have seen from this point in time.”

- Advertisement -

The Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Verona Community Center. Meetings are free and open to the public.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

What I’m Thinking Today

It's another Wednesday morning. Memorial Day is coming up with the promise of a long holiday weekend and...

Councilman Objects To Gun Violence Awareness Action

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect Councilman Tamburro's clarification that he did in fact sign the...

What’s Next For VHS ’22: Independent Designer

There’s no shame in opting for the college experience, obviously, but some would say if they knew exactly...

Hilltop Conservancy Needs Volunteers To Finish Tree Planting

The Hilltop Conservancy had 100 trees to plant around Prisoner's Pond last weekend and, despite the blistering heat, the...