Sitar Receives Chatham Historic Preservation Flag Award

Colleen Foley of the Chatham Historic Preservation Commission speaks about the Parrot Mill before presenting award to Bill Sitar of Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
Colleen Foley presents Jan Westfall Historic Preservation Flag Award to Bill Sitar of Sitar Realty Credits: TAP Chatham
Restored Parrot Mill Building located at 47 Main Street in Chatham.  Credits: Chatham Historic Preservation Commission

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Bill Sitar of Sitar Realty received the 2016 Jan Westfall Historic Preservation Flag Award on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council.

Sitar, whose company developed the land where the Kinder Care building now stands, was credited with restoring the Parrot Mill building to its most original form.

According to Liz Holler's historical report on the Parrot Mill, the building was constructed between 1780 and 1790.

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"In 1986, Frank and Betsy Kennedy bought the building and operated a popular bed & breakfast business there for a number of years," Holler wrote in her report.

Colleen Foley presented the history of the Parrot Mill building before presenting the award on behalf of the Chatham Borough Historic Preservation Commission.




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