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October 15, 2021

A Day in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Pompton Lakes New Jersey Liberty Bell

 

On a lovely and very hot July day in 2019, my husband and I wandered around the cute town of Pompton Lakes. 

 

Pompton Lakes was founded in 1682 and incorporated in 1895.

 

They are proud of their heritage, with even a cute Liberty Bell of their very own

 

George Washington slept here at least twice.  



Pompton Lakes New Jersey sign

We then went to the Pompton Lakes Library to check out some books and DVDs. 

 

The Library has a long history

 

From their website: 

The Pompton Lakes Public Library began as a gift to the people of Pompton Lakes from Mrs. Emanuel Einstein in memory of her late husband, who passed in 1909.  Mr. and Mrs. Einstein were residents of New York City and spent their Summers in  Pompton Lakes.  Mrs. Einstein supplied the town with the plot, building, equipment, and a stock of books, which were all dedicated in April of 1912 when the library first opened to the public.  The building, an example of seventeenth century architecture and Tudor design, is described in its deed as facing “Wynockie Avenue”, sometimes called “Wanaque Avenue”.

Pompton Lakes NJ Library
Pompton Lakes NJ library

We eventually ended up at the old Pompton Lakes Train Station, which still has some old trains on display, to find out that in the old station someone had opened up a very nice used book and record store! 

 

I checked and they are still there! They made it through the pandemic! 

 

The store's name is Station 1 Books Vinyl and Vintage Shop.

 

Pompton Lakes New Jersey train

 Pompton Lakes New Jersey book and record shop



Pompton Lakes NJ book and record shop

You can read more about Pompton Lakes here: 

 

Pompton Lakes grapples with where to hold its history

 

Revolutionary War New Jersey - Pompton Lakes 

 

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A Day in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

October 15, 2021

September 11, 2012

Dey Mansion, Wayne, New Jersey

Dey Mansion, Wayne, New Jersey

The Dey Mansion in Wayne, New Jersey, was the temporary headquarters for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. 

Dey Mansion is now part of the Passaic County Park System

Dey Mansion, Wayne, New Jersey

September 11, 2012

November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving in the Country, Part II

Barn
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Last week I showed you some photos of our time at Thanksgiving in the Country, held in Sergeantsville, New Jersey (part of Delaware Township). The house tours were fascinating, and here are some more photos. Unfortunately I could not take pictures inside the houses (these are private properties), but I tried to take as many as I could outside.

We visited a home where George Washington slept (this is not a museum but a home where someone actually lives!), complete with summer kitchen.

We visited the beautiful house of a brilliant illustrator, and also a multimillion dollar mansion set on 26 acres.

We visited a very interesting house where modern meets old. In the living room the homeowners had a very large German clock on the wall from a bell tower, a ottoman covered with material from a circus tent, a set of orange school lockers against one wall with a bowl full of billiard balls on top. Very interesting. Those homeowners have eclectic tastes.

I would be willing to move into any of these homes immediately!

We also just were able to appreciate the beautiful Hunterdon County countryside.


House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Summer Kitchen entrance
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Summer kitchen entrance
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Summer kitchen
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ


House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Historic house
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Historic building
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ


Artist's House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ


Country Road
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Country road
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ


To read more about Sergeantsville, click here.



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Thanksgiving in the Country, Part II

November 15, 2011

November 08, 2011

Thanksgiving In The Country, Part I


Post Office
Sergeantsville, NJ Post Office


For the last 38 years Sergeantsville, NJ has hosted Thanksgiving In The Country. This is a tour of interesting houses and places in the surrounding countryside. The proceeds benefit the Cleft Palate Unit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

 
Sergeantsville (the first syllable is pronounced "surge"), part of Delaware Township in Hunterdon County, is a lovely rural area. 

Many houses and buildings in the area date to the Revolutionary War days. Many buildings there and in surrounding towns are in the National Register of Historic Places. I was also pleased to see signs on some farms that are designated as preserved farmlands.

Nearby is the famous Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge, which we passed through twice but I was unable to photograph (we were on the tour bus and went through the bridge quickly). I will definitely go back for that! It is the last covered bridge in New Jersey.

This year’s tour included an artist’s home, an old house that George Washington slept in (he slept his way all over New Jersey during the Revolutionary War), and a really cool old house with an eclectic mix of modern and old furnishings. I couldn’t take photos inside the houses of course, but tried to take as many photos of the surroundings as I could. Also included was the Methodist church, where a delicious lunch was served, and the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, where a complimentary tea was served.

The photo above is the Sergeantsville Post Office. Below are photos of the Sergeantsville General Store, The Sergeantsville Inn, the Methodist Church, some of the houses and countryside, and the Prallsville Mills.

The Sergeantsville Inn, which has been around in one form or another since the 1700's:


The Sergeantsville Inn
The Sergeantsville Inn

The traffic cop:

Sergeantsville Police Officer
Sergeantsville Police Officer


The Methodist Church:

Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey
Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey

Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey
Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey

The General Store:

Sergeantsville General Store, New Jersey
Sergeantsville General Store, New Jersey

One of the tour houses and surrounding countryside:

House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

 

The Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ:

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey


To read more about Sergeantsville (Delaware Township), click here.
 
For more about the Sergeantsville Inn, click here.

For more about the Prallsville Mills, click here.

For more about the Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge, click here.


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Thanksgiving In The Country, Part I

November 08, 2011