June 18, 2013

The Historic Village at Allaire | Wall Township/Farmingdale, New Jersey

The Historic Village at Allaire


The Historic Village of Allaire

 

In last week's post, I showed you the pretty little chapel at The Historic Village at Allaire, the historic town in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

 

Workers at the Howell Iron Works lived in this self-contained little village. 

Allaire Village is a peaceful and beautiful little place, and a wonderful day trip for the whole family. 

 

On the weekends there are docents in period costume to tell you all about the village, and you can take a trip on the Pine Creek Railroad!

 

You can also check out my other post about The Pine Creek Railroad!

Welcome to Historic Allaire Village
The Historic Village at Allaire
Millpond at The Historic Village at Allaire
Blacksmith Shop at The Historic Village at Allaire
Bakery at The Historic Village at Allaire
The Historic Village at Allaire
The Historic Village at Allaire
Howell Works Stage Depot
The Historic Village at Allaire

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June 11, 2013

The Chapel At The Historic Village at Allaire | Wall Township/Farmingdale, New Jersey

The Chapel at Allaire Village


The Unusual Chapel At The Historic Village of Allaire

 

The Historic Village at Allaire is a historic bog iron town located in Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

 

James P. Allaire created the village to house his workers at Howell Iron works from the 1860’s to the 1840’s.

The village was a place where the workers never had to leave to live a whole life within the village. 

 

The beautiful and simple little chapel is the most famous building in the village. 

 

The church is unusual because the bell tower was placed in the back of the church instead of in the front. 

 

That was because it was too heavy for the front part of the church.

The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village



 
Please read my posts on The Historic Village of Allaire and The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park. 


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