DPW building named in honor of George Christopher

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The new Avon DPW building has been named for George Christopher. CHRISTIN NICE / THE COAST STAR

AVON-BY-THE-SEA — The recently completed public works building has been named for former superintendent George Christopher.

Mr. Christopher began working for the Department of Public Works on December 13, 1976. He worked with the borough until the age of 80, and died on Aug. 2, 2009.

“He was a very well liked man, he did a great job,” said Borough Clerk and Administrator Tim Gallagher. “He built a lot in town … “After we built this big new complex it was just in-evitable it be named after George Christopher.”

The new building for the department was completed in February of this year and is located at the corner of South Station and Jefferson Avenue. A sign below the roof reads: “George Christopher Department of Public Works Facility.”

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Alexa Carini is a Reporter at The Coast Star. She can be reached at acarini@thecoaststar.com or at 732-223-0076, ext 49.