In a bold move to find a willing caretaker of one of Newark’s treasured landmarks. Guy Sterling, author, Newark history advocate and Newark resident is reaching out to the German’s abroad in Sulzfeld to bring attention to the Kruger-Scott mansion.
The Kruger Mansion was built on the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd (previous known as High Street) and , Court Street in 1888 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 9, 1972. Guy Sterling, said “As many of you know, I’ve been reaching out to Germany in recent months to see whether any interest might exist there to help get Newark’s magnificent Krueger mansion restored. Several weeks ago, there was a story (in German) about the home in the newspaper in Sulzfeld, the town where Krueger was born and lived until he came to the U.S. in the early 1850s.”
Mr Sterling then reach out to Deutsche Welle, a English-Language web site and one of Germany’s largest media outlets and a news company that operates throughout the world. Another newspaper in Germany has contacted Mr. Sterling on their interest in the story.
All this is geared toward finding someone or some organization with the right vision, deep pockets and a will sufficient enough to step in and finally do what is right for the building, since it is painfully obvious that Newark and the state of New Jersey passed on the opportunity long ago. If, in the end, good fortune is kind enough to smile on this effort and the preservation angel just happens to come from Germany, well, wouldn’t that be fitting. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.” says Mr. Sterling.
Below is the link to the Deutsche Welle’s article.