For the past several years, visitors to the Smith-Cadbury Mansion have noticed the large framed painting of the kind-faced gentleman on the wall in the parlor. The painting came to Moorestown via the Morristown Historical Society when they realized that the subject of the painting, John Buzby, was a resident of the former, rather than the latter.
Last month, John Buzby made one final journey – back to his home at 1 W. Main St. in Moorestown. The Buzby painting is now on permanent loan from the Historical Society to BAYADA Home Healthcare, the new owner of the property. Buzby built the house at 1 W. Main St. in 1858 when he purchased the lot from his brother William who lived across Main St. The property remained in the Buzby family until 1920. Over the years, the house has been known as the Hotel Rulon, the Colonial Inn, the Vanity Beauty Shop, and Prudential and Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate offices. BAYADA bought the house two years ago and meticulously restored it to its former glory! John Buzby would undoubtedly be pleased.