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December 20, 2021

December Madness For Rutgers | Piscataway, New Jersey

 

basketball

Rutgers In December

 

This is one of the most delightful things ever seen in college basketball . . . unless you are a Purdue fan. 

 

Purdue was ranked #1.  

 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, had never beaten a #1 team. 

 

It happened in New Jersey . . . 


 

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December Madness For Rutgers | Piscataway, New Jersey

December 20, 2021

August 04, 2015

Fairleigh Dickinson University | Madison and Florham Park Campus, New Jersey

The Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University


Fairleigh Dickinson University

 

Fairleigh Dickinson University is the largest private university in New Jersey with two campuses in the Garden State, one center in Canada, and another in England. 

 

It was founded by Dr. Peter Sammartino and his wife, Sally, and named after the benefactor Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson, who founded Becton Dickinson

The Campus at Florham's address is on Madison Avenue in the Madison, New Jersey. 

 

Right down Madison Avenue is another fine New Jersey institution of higher learning, Drew University.
 

This area of the road, stretching from Madison to Morristown, was known as Millionaire’s Row

 

Many wealthy families lived here, including those with the names of Dodge, Morgan, Gibbons, Twombly, and Vanderbilt. 


The road also included the estate of Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly (the granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who was the richest man in America) and her husband Hamilton McKown Twombly. 

 

They built their estate, Florham, which comes from combining their two first names. 

 

The name of their estate was eventually combined with name of another estate to form Florham Park, New Jersey (I wrote about the Little Red Schoolhouse in Florham Park two weeks ago).

 

This is important, because the Florham mansion eventually became the heart of the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson. The sprawling campus is actually located both in Madison and Florham Park. 

 

The 100-room estate was designed by the preeminent architect Stanford White, and the grounds designed by Frederick Olmsted, who designed Central Park (and Branch Brook Park in Newark). 

 

Olmsted is considered the founder of American landscape architecture.

 
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham-Madison campus

  
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham-Madison campus

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham-Madison campus


On your way to the main building you will see Reuter’s Rock

 

During the school year students will paint important messages on the Rock about current campus events. 

 
Reuter's Rock, Fairleigh Dickinson University


This large building, now known as “The Mansion,” is now the main campus building at FDU. 

 

Administrative offices and classes and lectures are offered here.

 

The Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham-Madison campus

The Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham-Madison campus

The Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham-Madison campus


As the university website says: 

The landscape was planned by Frederick Law Olmsted, who is renowned as the designer of New York City's Central Park. The surviving principal buildings, designed in Georgian style by the firm McKim, Mead, & White in the 1890s, have been adapted for educational uses. The 100-room mansion Hennessy Hall, centerpiece of the campus, is a work of Stanford White; it is a replica of a wing in King Henry VIII's Hampton Court. Most of its interior decorations (such as staircases and fireplaces) are in Italian marble, worked by craftsmen brought from the same country. In addition to classrooms and offices, the Hennessy Hall holds Hartman Lounge -- the chestnut-paneled former billiard room -- and the Lenfell Hall drawing room.

The inside rooms are ornate and very beautiful. I took the interior photos with my iPhone 5.


The Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham-Madison campus

The Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham-Madison campus


To read more about the history of Fairleigh Dickinson university and the educational programs offered, visit their website!  

 

The university currently offers more than 100 degree programs!

You can read more about the Florham estate, including links to some wonderful photographs and articles about Florence Vanderbilt and her family, here

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Fairleigh Dickinson University | Madison and Florham Park Campus, New Jersey

August 04, 2015

July 01, 2014

Seton Hall University | South Orange, New Jersey

Seton Hall University


Seton Hall University

 

Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, New Jersey. 

Seton Hall is the oldest and largest Catholic university in New Jersey. 


Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University statue

Seton Hall University


To find out more about Seton Hall, please watch this video: 



 

You may also want to read about Georgian Court University, another Catholic college in New Jersey.


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Seton Hall University | South Orange, New Jersey

July 01, 2014

June 05, 2012

Georgian Court University | Lakewood, New Jersey

Lion statue


Georgian Court University is a private Catholic University

 

There are many lovely college campuses in the United States, but I think that Georgian Court's campus is one of the best kept secrets in the country!

 

Situated on the former estate of George Jay Gould only a few miles from the magnificent Jersey shore and is also part of the famous New Jersey Pinelands. The campus is breathtaking. 

 

However, what makes it extra special are the gardens: The Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum. This has helped to make this campus a National Historic Landmark

 

The campus has several gardens: the Italian, Japanese, Sunken, Formal, and Founders Grove. 

 

All are well worth a visit!


Georgian Court University main building
Georgian Court University chapel
Georgian Court University statues
Georgian Court University lions
Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University gardens
Georgian Court University gardens
Georgian Court University statues
Georgian Court University statues
Georgian Court University trees
Georgian Court University gardens
Georgian Court University trees
Georgian Court University trees

Please read more about Georgian Court University here

 

The marvelously detailed website will tell you all about the history of Georgian Court, Lakewood, and everything you might want to know about the university.

 

Please read about the Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum here

 

You can check out another New Jersey campus that is also built on a spectacular large estate:  

 

Fairleigh Dickinson University | Madison and Florham Park Campus, New Jersey 

 

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Georgian Court University | Lakewood, New Jersey

June 05, 2012

April 05, 2011

Artistic Cars

 
These photos were taken at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, sometime during the mid-1990s. 

Artistic Cars

April 05, 2011