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the Center for Historic American Building Arts ReVisioning New Jersey's Largest Historic District

31 West Commerce Street Bridgeton, NJ 08302 English: 856-369-1300 (new!) Español: 856-221 3239

centerhabarts@gmail.com

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OUR “HOMEFRONTS” COMMUNITY- BASED HISTORIC PRESERVATION 
WORKSHOPS... in English & Spanish

...a project of our Signature “Historic Home Stewardship Initiative” (HHSI)
Now a collaborative project with Cumberland County College’s 
STEAMWorks in the Bridgeton Downtown!

HERE’S A HANDY  SUMMARY OF BASIC DO’s AND DONT’s IN ENGLISH & ESPAÑOL... OR

Go to: Our YouTube VIDEO version of the Bridgeton District Guidelines 
English & Españolhttp://steamworksnj.com/HOME_files/Rack%20Card%20FINAL.pdfhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=789JFzdl1dghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=789JFzdl1dgHomeFronts.htmlshapeimage_20_link_0shapeimage_20_link_1shapeimage_20_link_2shapeimage_20_link_3
 

                                    CHABA’s HHSI WINS PRESERVATION NJ’s PRESTIGIOUS “PRESERVATION EDUCATION” AWARD 2015  MORE HERE

AND BECAUSE , WITH THE LARGEST HISTORIC DISTRICT IN THE STATE, THIS SAME SMALL CITY ENLARGES THE CHALLENGE AND THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF WHAT WE DO.    JOIN US!

                    

     RALLYING FOR THE “OBIE”... GIVE it A LITTLE SOMETHING & HELP IT A LOT!


  CHABA is committed to creating new constituencies for environmental action.

    We want to make public history truly sustainable, so we offer a Scholarship annually to Bridgeton High School  

    students for helping us raise public awareness of the importance of the story of Oberlin Smith and his Ferracute

    Machine Company, a site we think should be a National Landmark. And if it can’t be, should be highlighted and

    as our own treasure! 

                   

    Please Help! Donate HERE at YOUCaring.com!


        

 

Buying on Amazon? Start HERE  and CHABA will receive .5% of each purchase, courtesy of Amazon.smile, at no extra cost to you.

Thanks!


the Center for Historic American Building Arts ReVisioning New Jersey's Largest Historic District

31 West Commerce Street Bridgeton, NJ 08302 English: 856-369-1300 Español: 856-221 3239

centerhabarts@gmail.com

 

WE ARE AN OPEN CIRCLE OF THOUGHTFUL CULTURAL AND MULTICULTURAL ACTIVISTS--SOME YOUNG--SOME SEASONED--BLACK--WHITE--LATINO AND MORE. 


FOR US, HISTORIC PRESERVATION IS CREATIVE, FUTURISTIC WORK. WE ARE NOT OUT TO FREEZE THE PAST, BUT TO MODEL PEOPLE-CENTERED “PLACEMAKING” AS A PATH TO GREEN, SUSTAINABLE, CULTURALLY & ECONOMICALLY DIVERSE HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT...JOBS CREATION...QUALITY OF LIFE...ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND ECONOMIC REINVESTMENT.

WE POUR OUR ENERGIES (AND YES, OUR LOVE) INTO THIS SMALL NEW JERSEY CITY BECAUSE IT TELLS AN AMAZINGLY RICH STORY OF THE MAKING OF AMERICA--WORKING AND MIDDLE-CLASS--FARMING AND INDUSTRY--NATIVE & IMMIGRANT--OVER FOUR CENTURIES.

Bring Back the Nail House!
A CHABA collaborative project with the City of Bridgeton, the New Jersey Historic Trust, the 1772 Foundation, and the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission/New Jersey Historical CommissionNailHouse_Crowdfunding_Project.html

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