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West Creek, New Jersey: Chair on a Roof

A small Victorian house with a very high pointy roof, topped by a chair. It was said to belong to a sea captain's wife who would sit, watching for his return.

389 Main St., West Creek, NJ
On the west side of US Hwy 9 just south of the State Police Barracks.
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Chair on a Roof

This is no longer a chair, but a stool on a roof. It seems like the back of the chair is no longer there.

[Liz, 11/14/2022]

The roof has outlasted many wooden chairs since the first one appeared over 80 years ago (One owner estimated the chair lifespan at two years). Replacing it requires effort and expense, so a new one may take some time to appear.

Chair on roof.

Chair on a Roof

It appears that the chair has collapsed.

[Rich Frejomil, 10/12/2017]


Chair On Roof

A chair rests on the widow's peak of an unusual house built in about 1873.

[Vince, 03/01/2014]
Chair House

We just passed the Chair House on the way to North Jersey from Atlantic City. I am very proud to say that my fiance, Jesse, painted the house about 8 years ago and it still looks great. He has his painting business in Barnegat. He thought that the house was built by a German man.

The people who live there now are not sure why the chair is there!

[Karen, 01/09/2010]
Chair on a Roof

The locals told a story about the Chair on a Roof House. They said that the man who built the house had a wife who loved to gossip. After many years of the couple fighting about the wife's gossiping habit, the man placed the chair on the roof and offered his wife this compromise: She could gossip as much and as often as she liked as long as she only gossiped while sitting in that chair on top of the roof. Other locals have said that it was the home of a circus acrobat.

[JoleBlon, 11/16/2009]

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