October 13, 2013 at 9:41 PM
WARREN, NJ - Over the weekend, more than 200 people visited the Codington Homestead as part of Somerset County's Weekend Journey Through the Past.
The Salvato Estate recently donated a stone grinder to the Codington Homested.The late Frank Salvato was a former mayor and township official who passed away at the age of 98 in the fall of 2011 while still in office. Salvato's daughter Hope donated the antique upon the request of Doug Reeder, lead docent of the Codington Homestead. Salvato lived all of his life in Warren and went to the one room school house with Lora and Lester Codington.
On the mantle is a portrait of Lora Codington, who passed away at 92 years of age and was a major donor to the Warren Library and to the Mt. Horeb Methodist Church. The portrait was painted by Ralph Garafola and the original hangs in the Warren Library. Lora was the last of the Codingtons to live in the home.
At the time the Codington Homestead was sold to Warren Township, it was over 200 years old. The sale included 50 acres of trails behind the home.