Baldwin House Now Officially Belongs to Township

After nearly 200 years of Smith-Baldwin family ownership, the South Beverwyck Road estate is now the property of to Parsippany.

It's official: Parsippany is the new owner of the historic Baldwin House.

After more than a year of negotiations and dealings involving environmental issues, Mayor James Barberio on Thursday finally signed the closing documents to transfer ownership of the home at 460 S. Beverwyck Road to the township. 

The move was first announced in September 2011, when the mayor announced the town's intention to buy the home built in the 1820s from its most recent owner, Anita Baldwin, to who he issued a proclamation sending thanks.

Baldwin, whose family had lived in Parsippany since 1733, now lives in California.

The Township Council in December 2011.

Following Thursday's closing, Mayor Barberio sat down with town historian Randy Tortorello to talk a little bit about the "intriguing history" of this landmark building, and Video on the Go captured the conversation.

Jeff February 08, 2013 at 09:25 PM
And how much for this gem of a house that will need a complete re-form and the taxpayers expense -- 700k+??? Mayor/Town seems to know how to give away money
Beachdudeca February 09, 2013 at 03:16 AM
@Jeff, The bigger question is why was not the home designated a History Building so that those aspects that speak to the 200 year history must be preserved.
Natalie Davis February 09, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Monica Sclafani February 09, 2013 at 10:15 PM
I believe it has been designated as an historic home, purchased with open space funds geared for historic preservation.
Scott Dean February 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM
First township to have its own Gracie Mansion.


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