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January 24, 2022

Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary | Bloomfield, New Jersey

stools at counter

Holsten's Is A New Jersey Legend

 

Holsten’s ice cream parlor has been a legendary meeting spot in Bloomfield, New Jersey for over 75 years. 

 

They are famous for their homemade ice cream and candy. 

 

They also serve burgers and other classic American food. 

 

It still holds old-school charm in its décor. 

 

New Jerseyans have known about Holsten’s for many years. 

 

ice cream parlor
candy counter
stools at counter

 

Holsten's Becomes World Famous


But in 2007, Holsten’s suddenly became world famous. 

 

The producers of the HBO classic series, The Sopranos, decided to film the very last scene of the series at Holsten’s. 

 

 

  This is the very table where the scene was filmed: 

 

 

The Tony Soprano Table

 

When the star of The Sopranos, James Gandolfini, died several years ago, there was a special tribute to him.

 

The booth was "reserved" for "Tony Soprano" that night. No one sat at that table. 

 

Gandolfini was from New Jersey

 

James Gandolfini dead at 51: Holsten's Ice Cream Parlor reserves booth where 'Sopranos' filmed final scene  

 

It was even spoofed recently in a Trump-Russia opening skit on Saturday Night Live, since Trump and Michael Cohen have apparent mob connections: 

 

 

 

You can check out their website here: Holstens Brookdale Confectionery 

 

The restaurant is part of the Sopranos tours that are still going on many years after the show ended 

 

♪ Don't Stop Believin'♪

 

You may also want to read about Summit Diner and Police!

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary | Bloomfield, New Jersey

January 24, 2022

January 21, 2022

Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library | Upper Montclair, New Jersey

library

The Bellevue Avenue Branch Is A Carnegie Library

 

The Montclair Public Library - Bellevue Avenue Branch in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA is a Carnegie Library.

 

A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

 

I took photos from the front, back, and the interior of the building.

 

Previously on the Montclair Public Library website:

The Bellevue Avenue Branch Library officially opened its doors on December 7, 1914, after fifteen years of using a rented room in the real estate office of John Mancini on Bellevue Avenue. This building, partially financed with a $40,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation, endures with the same architectural design despite a major renovation nearly three decades ago. Designed by F.A. Nelson, the architect of the Upper Montclair Women’s Club, Post Office and other prominent buildings in town, the library is on the National Register of Historic Places. Many have called the branch building a gem—a treasure which celebrated its centennial in 2014.

 

Photos Of The Bellevue Avenue Branch

 

You can see in these photos how lovingly the Bellevue Avenue Branch Library was built and is being maintained:

 

library
library
 

There is a quote from Isaac Barrow above the door:

 

He that ever loveth a book will never want a faithful friend - a wholesome counsellor - a cheerful companion - an effectual comforter 

 

library

The back of the library:

library

 

The interior of the library: 

 

library interior
library interior

 

More Reading About Libraries

 

For more about the Montclair Libary, read about their Mad Librarians!

 

If you love libraries, I have written about the 125th Avenue of the New York Public Library and about the New York Library lions, Patience and Fortitude.

 

You can also read about Carnegie Libraries in New Jersey.

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!


Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library | Upper Montclair, New Jersey

January 21, 2022

December 15, 2015

Evergreens (Charles Schultz House | Montclair, New Jersey

Charles Shultz House,, Montclair, New Jersey
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey
 

Evergreens

 

During the holiday season, several historic homes in Montclair are open to the public for holiday tours. One of them is Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.

 

According to the Montclair Historical Society website:

Charles Shultz House Charles S. Shultz (1839-1924), a President of the Hoboken Bank for Savings, and Lucy M. Budd (1844-1905), built the house on 30 North Mountain Avenue in 1896. It is a three-story Victorian residence with twenty-one rooms. The house remained in the family for three generations until it was donated to the Montclair Historical Society by Molly Shultz, also a member, in 1997. The house is notable for its architectural design, its picturesque landscape, its eclectic furnishings, and most importantly, for its virtually untouched state of preservation. Today, the Charles Shultz House, also known as the Evergreens, is part of The Montclair Historical Society’s collection of historic houses. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979.


Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey


Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey

Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey

Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey

Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey

Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey

Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey

Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey

Kitchen at Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey
Kitchen at Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey

Bathroom at Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey
Bathroom at Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey

View from the porch at Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey
View from the porch at Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey

 

UPDATE 2022:

 

Evergreens is not open to the public anymore. 

 

It was bought by a Montclair family who plans to restore it.

 

It is no longer open for tours.


You may also read about The Montclair Library Bellevue Avenue Branch.

 

Linking to:

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

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

Evergreens (Charles Schultz House | Montclair, New Jersey

December 15, 2015

December 13, 2015

Local Shops Are All Decked Out | Verona and Caldwell, New Jersey

Main Street Cottage, Verona, New Jersey
Main Street Cottage, Verona, New Jersey

Local Shops Are Decked Out For The Holidays

 

There are several shops and businesses all decked out for the holidays in Verona and Caldwell. All of these places, except for the last place, have such adorable and pretty things that they are selling ! 

 

So festive! 

 

In the first photo above, the adorable Main St. Cottage in Verona. So tiny but packed with such cute stuff!

 

Next, a friendly greeting from Fruit Basket King in Caldwell.

 
Fruit Basket King, Caldwell, New Jersey
Fruit Basket King, Caldwell, New Jersey

Right next door to Fruit Basket King is Somewhere in Time. 

 

They have some cute old-fashioned decorations!


Somewhere in Time, Caldwell, New Jersey
Somewhere In Time, Caldwell, New Jersey
 

Right across Bloomfield Avenue are two more cute shops! 

 

Smith & Company has some adorable gifts for adults and children! It's packed full with trendy and cute things!


Smith & Company, Caldwell, New Jersey
Smith & Company, Caldwell, New Jersey


Pink Bungalow has some very pretty items, and also lots of Vera Bradley products! They have four locations in upscale towns.



Pink Bungalow, Caldwell, New Jersey
Pink Bungalow, Caldwell, New Jersey
 

Around the corner from Pink Bungalow and Smith & Company is a the lovely Caldwell's Floral Elegance with a pretty display. . .


Caldwell's Floral Elegance, Caldwell, New Jersey
Caldwell's Floral Elegance, Caldwell, New Jersey


I could not resist this last one. It is not a pretty shop with cute items. It is Central Burger of Caldwell! 

 

They have two Christmas trees out front decorated with soda can "ornaments"!


Christmas tree with soda can ornaments
Central Burger, Caldwell, New Jersey



UPDATE 2022: 

 

Since I took these photos, Fruit Basket King and the Caldwell location of Pink Bungalow have closed. 

 

So has Central Burger. It is now Diesel & Duke burgers.

 

You may want to check out Gingerbread Wonderland.

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories! 

Local Shops Are All Decked Out | Verona and Caldwell, New Jersey

December 13, 2015

June 01, 2015

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens | Montclair, New Jersey

Iris gardens

The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair

 

This beautiful place is the largest public iris garden in the world. 

 

Every spring they bloom in a variety of colors and iris types. 


 
White Irises
Purple Irises
Iris Gardens
Iris Gardens
Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises
Iris Gardens

 

You can read more about the iris gardens here

For more about Montclair, you can read about The Montclair Art Museum.

 

Linking up to: 
 
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



Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!
 

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens | Montclair, New Jersey

June 01, 2015

May 18, 2015

Van Vleck House and Gardens | Montclair, New Jersey

Van Vleck House and Gardens
 

Van Vleck House and Gardens

 

Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey began as a 12-acre private estate in 1868. 

 

In 1992 the heirs of the Van Vleck family gave the house and the gardens to the non-profit Montclair Foundation

The private gardens are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. 

 

There are classes, concerts, and special events that take place through the year. 

 

The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, and the estate is especially famous for the wisteria blooming around the house. 

 

You can read more about the Van Vleck House and Gardens here

 

You can also read  my 2011 post about Van Vleck Gardens.


Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens
Van Vleck House and Gardens

 

Linking up to: 
 
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

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

 

Van Vleck House and Gardens | Montclair, New Jersey

May 18, 2015