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New Jersey’s Mysterious Wooden Chair

by Leigh Brown

New-Jersey-Wooden-ChairFor almost 75 years, a number of legends have surrounded a chair on top of a West Creek, NJ home. While the four-story house is odd in and of itself, with a steeple-like tower and pagoda-styled roof, what strikes passersby most is the standard straight-back wooden chair that sits atop the very pinnacle of the house. Local legend claims the chair was used during the Revolutionary War as a lookout post to spy on advancing Redcoat troops, while some locals refer to it as the “Punishment Chair,” where unruly children were banished until they were ready to behave themselves. Read more about this mysterious piece of New Jersey furniture.

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