The museum will receive an antique chair on Sunday January 16

ATL. HIGHLANDS – The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will receive a chair dating from the early 19e century, a gift from the descendant of one of the most esteemed and revered families in local history.

Marie (Leonard) Stout

David Springsteen has informed the Society that he would like to donate an antique chair that belonged to his great-grandmother, Mary Leonard Stout, the daughter of Captain James H. Leonard and Emma TW. Leonardo. The chair dates from when the family built the home that is now the St. Agnes Thrift Store at 55 D. Ave.

The chair has been in the family since the 1800s, Springsteen said, but has not been used for over a quarter of a century due to its fragility.

Mary (Leonard) Stout child
Mary (Leonard) Stout child

Springsteen said he will be at the Museum on Sunday, Jan.16 at noon to do the presentation.

“We are honored and delighted to receive such an addition to our museum,” said Alice Kupper, speaking on behalf of the company that owns and maintains the Strauss Mansion on E. Mount Ave. “The Stout and Leonard families have deep roots in our community and have contributed so much to its growth and improvements. Having a chair that once stood at 55 D Avenue when the Leonsons lived there in the mid to late 1800s will not only be a pleasure to see, but also a very valuable piece of local history to see and enjoy. We look forward to Mr. Springsteen’s visit next Sunday and look forward to adding this magnificent piece of furniture to the Strauss House Museum .


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Mary and Jonathan Stout wedding invitation
Mary and Jonathan Stout wedding invitation

Mary Stout’s husband was Jonathan T. Stout, a landscaping contractor known for overseeing the grading of roads on several streets in the borough. He was also recognized for the arrangement of gardens among the causeways. His obituary described him as a man of integrity, honest and always honest in all his business dealings. His funeral, when he died at the age of 73, was held at the Central Baptist Church with Pastor, George R. Ellen and former Pastor, George Gardner, both officiating.

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