New Landscaping at Chester's Information Booth on Main Street

New Landscaping at Chester's Information Booth on Main Street

posted Friday, May 17, 2019

Chester Townscape - the organization whose volunteers plant and maintain the flower pots at public landmarks and bridges in Chester and which provides other seasonal decorations that enhance the town for residents, visitors, and businesses - initiated a new planting project this spring: landscaping around the Information Booth on Main Street, across from the Chester Town Green. A level brick walkway was laid by Scott Wunderle's Terrigenous; and shrubs, a white redbud tree, and other perennials were planted on Saturday, April 27. The Town of Chester provided the new bench and some financial support.

This latest Townscape project, which included new perennial plantings around the gazebo across the street, adds to the improvements originally started in the center of town by Chester Townscape with its major effort to rehabilitate the Hearse House and Public Tomb, located adjacent to the Information Booth. The Hearse House is now a unique Museum, which features the Town's handsome horse-drawn hearse and information about funeral customs and which is open to the public for self-guided tours during good weather from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. The Museum is also the start of a self-guided walking tour of Main Street that was created by Chester Townscape. Free copies of the tour are available at the Information Booth, Chester Hardware, Fullerton Inn, Phoenix Books, and Chester Town Hall. All of these Chester Townscape efforts welcome people to the center of Chester and its historical heritage!

Photo: Chester Townscape's recent landscaping project enhanced the Information Booth on Main Street, Chester, to welcome residents and visitors to the center of town.

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