July 30, 2015

Positively New Jersey!

Positively New Jersey

 

I have been reading some very interesting articles about New Jersey. It’s nice to read something that isn’t negative. New Jersey has a lot going for it!

This first article from Freehold Subaru tells us why it is a good idea to live in New Jersey.

Benefits of Living Between Philadelphia and New York

After reading this first article, I had hope.

I then looked for some more positive articles about New Jersey.

 

More Positivity


The next article from BuzzFeed shows off New Jersey’s natural beauty! The photos are gorgeous!

 

32 Nature Photos That Prove New Jersey Ain’t The Armpit Of America

 

Another article from the BuzzFeed Community tells Why It’s Awesome to Be From New Jersey.

 

I found a blog post from a real estate blog about moving to New Jersey. Some of the reasons are pretty humorous:

 

28 Reasons You Need To Move To New Jersey

 

The writer of the famed blog Waiter Rant tells of 50 Reasons I Love New Jersey. 

 

I've noticed that diners seem to be very popular with New Jersey-based writers and bloggers - including me!

 

And the old sign-off from the former New Jersey Network (NJN):

 

Positively New Jersey!

 


I remember seeing this wonderful video many times back in the day! 

 

This video has many beautiful images and a great song! 

 

There are some very interesting comments on the YouTube page about this video 🤣


You may also check out my post on how WCBS-TV New York Celebrates New York and New Jersey.

 

Also check out The Buzz Aldrin Rock!

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!


July 20, 2015

Little Red Schoolhouse | Florham Park, New Jersey

Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey

 

Little Red Schoolhouse

 

Little Red Schoolhouse is the pride and joy of beautiful Florham Park, New Jersey

 

It is in their township logo and all over the town website

 

Little Red Schoolhouse, which was known as Columbia School District No. 5, was built in 1866 and was in continual use for classes until 1914. 

 

It is now a museum, and the Historical Society of Florham Park meets there. 

 

It is "dedicated to the men and women of Florham Park who served in World War II."

 

According to the Wikipedia page: 


It is a vernacular Italianate one-story narrow red brick masonry building with a steep roof and tall 9/9 windows topped with gently arches. In 1905, it was expanded from four bays to the current six. The open belfry at the front peak with working bell and the gable-end entrance make it instantly identifiable as a typical 19th century one-room schoolhouse. Its location at the historic crossroads of Florham Park has remained a key reminder of the borough’s rural origins. The classic schoolhouse for is the borough’s icon, appearing on the town flag, letter head, website, and public works and first responder vehicles.


I have driven by this schoolhouse literally thousands of times (I grew up in the area), and never thought of going inside (it’s not open very often). I definitely have to go inside one day! 

 

Anyway, the borough of Florham Park opens the schoolhouse on certain days (such as the Fourth of July) and you can ring the bell! 

 

You can read more about The Little Red Schoolhouse here

 

You can see it all over the town website here.

 

You can read more about Florham Park here.

 

You can also read my post about the Clara Barton Schoolhouse

 

You may also read about Fairleigh Dickinson University, which is partially located in Florham Park.

   
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Side view of  Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
The Little Red Schoolhouse was known as Columbia School District No. 5
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Another front angle of Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey

Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
A WWII Memorial to those who gave their lives.     
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Another angle of The Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
The front door of Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
The Little Red Schoolhouse is just as charming from the back!

Linking to:

 

Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy

Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday

Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer

Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 

Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

 

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