Montclair’s Historic Preservation Commission has allowed for the demolition of the American Legion Crawford Crews Post No. 251 building on Bloomfield Avenue, as the post plans to rebuild and carry on the history of the property with its mission of serving veterans and the community.
The Estate Section of Montclair could be the next area to receive a landmark designation, which could require the owners of about 180 homes to fall under a historic preservation review when some facade changes are proposed.
The proposal for a museum has been in the works since July 2019. But when Vanderer heard that the house was going up for sale, he knew he had to finish the proposal quickly and get it out to prospective donors and partners.
The couple seeking to demolish their home at 109 Union St. claimed they have the go-ahead to raze it even without the Historic Preservation Commission’s blessing, because a time limit set by law had expired.