There is a push to save a piece of history along the Jersey Shore as a unique and iconic home is set to be demolished in just weeks unless someone steps up to move it safely to another location.
In a sea of homes along the waterfront, a red A-frame stands out at Bennett Avenue and Park Boulevard in Wildwood.
“People come from all over to see it, take photos. It’s part of Wildwood history,” said Veronica Navazio, who lives next door.
But the familiar house is scheduled to be demolished in about two weeks, unless it finds a new home elsewhere.
“We don’t have a lot of time, so we have to move very quickly,” said Taylor Henry of the group Preserving the Wildwoods. They are the ones trying to save and relocate the A-frame, which was built around 1960 and has been empty for years.
“It’s kitsch, colorful, fun,” Henry said of the home’s charms.
The property was sold in the summer of 2021 and new condominiums are planned for the site. Real estate agent William Macomber, who represents the owner, said the beloved home is free.
“We’d love to give it away to the person who can actually move legally and insured and properly,” Macomber said.
“We’ve got some really great ideas that people have come up with for new uses for this building and places to move it,” said Henry.
As of now, the biggest challenge right now is finding a house moving company. Conservationists hope to be willing to do the work for free.
“If you can help, please contact us immediately, because we can’t afford to wait,” Henry said.
It has become a race against time to keep a Jersey Shore landmark standing, elsewhere.