“Historic house where Washington met Lafayette still undergoing repairs”
George Washington led a ragtag band of American colonists to victory in the Revolutionary War in eight years.
If only the renovation of one of the war’s historic sites could be completed as quickly, Jersey City residents would have a real reason to set off fireworks.
A wreath-laying ceremony yesterday morning, Presidents Day, at the Apple Tree House on Academy Street in Jersey City was a tribute to the first U.S. president, George Washington. It was there, local legend has it, that Washington met with French Major Gen. Marquis de Lafayette in 1779 to discuss war plans.
But the 30th annual event also served as a somber reminder that 15 years after the city purchased the property from Provident Savings Bank, the site is still closed for repairs.
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