J. Seward Johnson, world-renowned sculptor, dies at 89

Published in Bridgewater Courier News and mycentraljersey.com
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He grew up on a property on River Road in Highland Park that now houses the retirement community Parker at Stonegate.

The property was nestled near the Merriewold Estate Castle, which was built by his father for his mother, Ruth Dill Johnson. The castle is now part of the retirement community.

In 2008, Johnson visited the property for the first time since his childhood, according to a story in the Home News Tribune. He then contributed several sculptures of his for the grounds of the retirement community.

While touring the retirement community with Parker's President and CEO Roberto Muñiz, Johnson remarked, 'I feel very much at home here. My sculptures feel at home.'"