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Helen Habberstad, home for sale Sheep Hill Boonton, Are there any collections of her paintings in Boonton?

Asked by Catherine Wolf, Formerly Boonton NJ Wed Aug 8, 2007

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I live in a Habberstad home, and have three of her paintings. What is your interest? I know several years ago there was an exhibit with several of her pieces at the Boonton Historical Society. I could also put you in touch with some historians who have information on her and Claude.

Not sure how often I'll check here, so you'd be best to contact me at my gmail account, robinfante at.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 7, 2007
I will be doing an Open House today 4/29/12 at 9 Sheep Hill Road in Boonton Township, an original Habberstad home. Stop by to take a look and say hi!
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I have a copy of a June 22, 1949 letter signed by Claude. It is a request to a local resident for permission to vacate streets that were mapped but never opened. They are in the Sheep Hill area. I'll be happy to give it to you if you wish. Just email me and we can arrange for you to pick it up. - Dave Yorkston
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really? which house are you looking at? Barry and Susan's? I'd guess so, since that's for sale. Congrats to you and to them, its a lovely home. I think you are really going to like the neighborhood too, lots of good folks.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 16, 2008
Under contract to purchase a home on Sheep Hill and want to learn as much as I can about the history of the Helen and Claude. Keep me posted.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 16, 2008
Helen did a portrait of me in the 1950's, and an earlier one of my Aunt, both of which are now in our home in Pennsylvania.
Cathy Wolf
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 20, 2008
No links yet, but I'm helping to set up a website about the houses, which will include links to her artwork. I'll post here when its up and running.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 20, 2008
Are there any web links for her artwork?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 7, 2008
I have an oil painting by helene habberstad if you're interested in buying
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Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in ,
Hello. I just saw your response now. How interesting that she was your great aunt! Mary Champenois moved a few years back (but only a few miles away), Greentree is still in her house on Sheep Hill. I just sold my house across the street from hers, with two kids it was getting a bit cramped. I still have the paintings, I love them for what they are, and who knows? Maybe when the kids get older I'll find myself in one of these fine old homes again.

Thanks for the response.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 6, 2008

I was researching information on The Habberstad Project that was started in 1990's by Mary Champlenois and Joan Greentree in Boonton and came across your inquiry form August 8. 2007.

Helen Habberstad was my great aunt and I often visited her and Claude on Sheep Hill Road. I always slept in the downstairs bedroom. Do you know who the present owners of this house are?

Your question pertaining to her paintings in the Boonton area; I saw many on a Habberstad House walk in the 1990's. She was primarily a portrait painter. Try contacting Mary Champlenois - 334-3329 or Joan Greentree-229-8540. I haven't had contact with them in 17 years, so the numbers may no longer be accurate.

Please contact me if you have any questions and if you know who purchased the Sheep Hill house.

Carole Naquin
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 14, 2008
I dont know if there are any of her paintings for sale anymore. Buy you can go to…

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