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Death Notice: Russell Patton, 79, of Bellmawr
Building & Housing Department Moving to new Location

Letters:Bells Farm Senior Citizens Building/Property is a Big Eyesore


My first reaction when I found out they were going to knock down Bells Farm in Bellmawr was disappointment.  Bells Farm was the oldest part of Bellmawr and home to the founding family of the town. 

I resigned myself to the fact that a senior home was going up and maybe it would be a good thing for those who needed such housing. It looks like my initial reaction was the correct one. The complex has been the biggest eyesore around for the past two years. Piles of rusting metal, high weeds, stones and building material have sat out for the past two years where trees were. The construction itself looks cheap, and the accommodations crowded. I guess someone made a nice buck off the construction but those who have to look at the eyesore every day are the poorer for the loss of the farm. 

Jack Heath