Congressman Donald Norcross has joined the fight to help protect a historic home from being destroyed to make way for a road project.
Norcross is urging federal officials to relocate the revolutionary war-era home in Bellmawr rather than demolish the 18th-century structure. The fate of the Hugh/Harrison/Glover House is in jeopardy as transportation officials intend to demolish it as part of the eventual completion of the I295-Route 42 Direct Connection project.
Demolition of the home could occur as soon as November.
The Democrat wrote a letter to the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration requesting that officials pursue all options to preserve the home. According to the Camden County Historical Society, only the federal highway administration can reopen the process to make the home eligible for preservation.