SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  -- The public is invited to The Frazee House Groundbreaking Ceremony, which will take place at 1451 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains on Saturday, May 5, at 12:00 Noon.

A major fundraising effort has been undertaken to complete the exterior restoration of the Frazee House.  The property -- known to longtime residents as the site of the Terry Lou Zoo -- has already found new life by the establishment of the Community Garden in 2015, the Township’s recent landscaping and installation of walking paths, as well as the planting of wild flower meadows by the Environmental Commission. 

Once on the “most endangered places” list in New Jersey, the house is a rare example of pre-Revolutionary War construction, and the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club pledged to save this house over 10 years ago. Betty Frazee, one of the first feminists of our nation and our town stood up to British General Cornwallis at this location, as we fought for freedom. 

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A total of $700,000 of $800,000 has been raised, and the exterior restoration work will begin in May. Members of the community are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony. Please join us for this exciting milestone and learn more about the restoration. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.