Lawnside, NJ began to be settled in the 1700’s, long before we at Hutchinson offered our HVAC contractor services to the area. The people who took up residence here were mainly freedmen and escaped slaves from the South. The place quickly became a safe haven for displaced people trying to build roots and a community. It was nick named the Free Haven.
A man named Ralph Smith bought up a lot of land in the area. He was from Philadelphia and was known as an abolitionist. He sold his acreage in small plots at reduced prices to attract more people to the area. Soon it was a populated, thriving community, with new homes and businesses. Eventually many men from Free Haven joined the Union army and helped to win the civil war and create freedom for this entire country.
Before and during the war, the underground railroad had a busy station here. First owned by Jacob White, a local dentist, and then bought by Preacher Peter Mott and his wife Eliza in 1844, the station’s two-story house has now been restored by the Lawnside historical society. Today, the peter Mott House still stands, and has been turned into an historic site and underground railroad museum and is a tribute to the rich history of the town. You can visit on Saturdays and see the Sunday school of Snow Hill Church.
It wasn’t called Lawnside until 1907 when a train station was built here. The people of Lawnside helped generate a society of equality. In 1926, an election was held and Lawnside became the first incorporated black municipality north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The community was independent and self-governing, standing as a beacon for freedom, right here in NJ. We at Hutchinson are proud to do business in such a historically important town.
The families of this historical community depend on Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling to deliver reliable heating and cooling solutions that keep its families warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If you have an emergency, our staff is on hand ready to save the day! With Hutchinson, you are always in good hands!
Today Lawnside boasts almost 3,000 people and a nice community of schools, churches and homes. We keep many of them in HVAC repair whenever there is an issue. We are there right away when anyone has a heating or plumbing concern, and our contractors install many new air conditioning units here.
Our services are known to be the best in this area. Lawnside, NJ has its hottest months in July and August, and it’s coldest in December and January. With temperatures reaching record highs and lows in the last 15 years, these residents are staying prepared with our maintenance services. We are keeping their air conditioning running efficiently and the heaters warm.
The Hutchinson difference: Hutchinson has been providing expert heating repair service and installation since 1948. We approach home comfort using criteria from the Department on Environmental Protection’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Plus, Hutchinson’s rigorous training standards assure your system will be installed correctly and operating at peak efficiency.