Ho-Ho-Kus April 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 5 Local home to receive historic preservation recognition by Jennifer Crusco Cynthia Forster, chairwoman of the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board, recently announced that the Terhune-Demarest House at 605 East Saddle River Road in Ho-Ho-Kus, has been selected to receive a 2009 Historic Preservation Commendation Award. The house, which is also known as the Gingrich House, has been cited as an excellent example of a historic preservation effort. Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney, a HoHo-Kus resident, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders will present the commendation at a May 7 ceremony in Hackensack. Last week, Ho-Ho-Kus Borough Historian John Hanlon asked Mayor Thomas Randall and the borough council to consider a resolution honoring Kevin and Dawn Shea, owners of the house, for their work. The Sheas live next door to the historical home, and currently have the historical home on the market with a local Realtor, as was their original plan. In 2007, historical restorer Tim Adriance reported his plans to give the Dutch Colonial a Greek Revival addition. Adriance explained that, while many call the building the Gingrich House, the home’s proper name is the Terhune Demarest House. He said the building was named for two families that have the distinction of being the only two Bergen County families known to have fought on both sides of the American Civil War. Adriance learned that part of the house was built before the American Revolution, and the building was attacked by the British during the Battle of Paramus. The house was a checkpoint where Continental soldiers were garrisoned. British soldiers captured the Americans, set the house on fire, and burned the Americans’ equipment on the property. The house remained vacant until after the Revolution, when the building was enlarged and a gambrel roof added. In 1830, the house was expanded to four rooms. In the early 20th century, a large addition was put on the north side of the building, Adriance reported. The dormers in the front of the house were removed in the 1990s, when Adriance was hired by a previous owner to work on the building. The restorer removed the 20th century changes and took the house back to its purest form. The building has become known as the Gingrich House when it was owned by Jane Kendall Gingrich, who bequeathed the property to Bergen County in 1982. The house has also been referred to as the Ackerman Demarest House. A maintenance fund, which was to have been devoted to caring for the building, was established, but the property has languished over the years. 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When the groups return with poppies in May, the groups will have authorization to accept donations. The Washington Elm VFW Post 192 had the opportunity to give out over 125 American Flags to local children, and representatives of both organizations met several prospective members. For more information about VFW Post 192, contact Stanley Kober at (201) 445-1121. For additional details about American Legion Post 53, contact Bob Paoli at (201) 445-1738. Pictured are: Peter M. 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