Posts with the label Hunterdon County
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December 15, 2014

Northlandz, Part 2 (With Dolls!) | Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz 2000 pipe organ
2,000 pipe organ which the Northlandz owner sometimes plays


Northlandz Dolls

 

Last week I told you about Northlandz, the model railroad located in Flemington, New Jersey

 

I showed you some trains and the spectacular scenery and settings that were created by the owner.
 

This week I will show you some other interesting parts of Northlandz.

Here is a Christmas village:


Northlandz Christmas Village
Christmas Village

The World’s Only Toothpick Farm:


Toothpick Farm
The World's Only Toothpick Farm

There is a room where there is a control panel to run the trains on schedule.


The Control Panel that runs the trains
The Control Panel

And now . . .  the DOLLS!

 

Northlandz contains a doll museum called La Peep Doll House, and very creative it is!


La Peep Doll House
La Peep Doll House

La Peep Doll House living room
La Peep Doll House Living Room

La Peep Doll House jam session
La Peep Doll House jam session

La Peep Doll House
La Peep Doll House

La Peep Doll House dance
La Peep Doll House dance

Pee Herman doll on the right
I spy Pee Wee Herman on the right

Dolls playing chamber music
Old time chamber music group


Dolls of famous people

Lucille Ball, Groucho Marx, Marilyn Monroe, Louis Armstrong

Our Gang AKA The Little Rascals
Our Gang, a.k.a. The Little Rascals

Rag dolls
Rag Dolls

Raggedy Ann
Raggedy Ann is the boss


UPDATE 2022:

 

The original creator and owner of Northlandz decided to retire several years ago.

 

Northlandz was almost torn down until a businessman came upon it, was impressed, and decided to renovate the place:

 

Businessman Needing a Warehouse Stumbles Upon World’s Largest Train Set—And Refuses to Simply Tear it Down

 

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Northlandz, Part 2 (With Dolls!) | Flemington, New Jersey

December 15, 2014

December 08, 2014

Northlandz, Part 1 | Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz sign

Northlandz

 

Northlandz is considered the “world’s largest model railroad” by some, although others have claimed that title for a place in Germany

 
It is certainly one of the largest in the world. Northlandz started with the owner building trains and villages for his own amusement after a hard day’s work. 

Eventually it was housed in an enormous building (16 acres!) on Route 202 in historic Flemington, New Jersey. 

 

The settings are impressive, with tiny villages and large cities, and huge mountains with long bridges. The little trains run up and down and around these structures. 

 

It’s a great place to visit for train enthusiasts, small children, and just about anyone. 

There is also the doll museum and a pipe organ (which the owner plays). 

 

It’s a little expensive to visit, but it is the creation of one man’s passion and vision, and is a special place. 

 

The owner even is in charge of the little shop on the site. He was there when we went! 

Northlandz building
Northlandz organ

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

City at the Northlandz model railroad

City scene at Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad



You may also visit my next post about Northlandz, which includes dolls!

 

UPDATE 2022:

 

The original creator and owner of Northlandz decided to retire several years ago.

 

Northlandz was almost torn down until a businessman came upon it, was impressed, and decided to renovate the place:

 

Businessman Needing a Warehouse Stumbles Upon World’s Largest Train Set—And Refuses to Simply Tear it Down



Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

Northlandz, Part 1 | Flemington, New Jersey

December 08, 2014

November 26, 2013

Historic Red Mill Museum Village | Clinton, New Jersey

The Red Mill Museum Shop

Red Mill Museum Village


Historic Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton includes several different buildings that hold historic interest. 

 

The mill was used to make many things over the years, including wool, peach baskets, talc, and graphite.

Historic Red Mill Village
Historic Red Mill Village


The Blacksmith: 

 The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith
The Blacksmith

The General Store and Post Office:


The General Store and Post Office
The General Store and Post Office

Read more of my posts about the Red Mill and the Schoolhouse.

 

If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, read this page.

 

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Historic Red Mill Museum Village | Clinton, New Jersey

November 26, 2013

November 19, 2013

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum | Clinton, New Jersey

Schoolhouse


Red Mill Schoolhouse

 

Last week I showed you the Historic Red Mill at the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, New Jersey. 

 

There is indeed a little village at the Red Mill site, and this week I present to you the little schoolhouse! 

 

This schoolhouse was not original to this site. According to the website:

In 1974, the circa 1860 Bunker Hill Schoolhouse was moved to the Museum grounds from a site near Sky Manor Airport in Franklin Township. Former Curator Claire Young remembers that moving the school house took several days even though it was only five miles away. She followed behind the building picking up pieces of the siding that fell in the road, to replace later. Some of those boards had the school children’s initials carved in them from long ago. 


Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

There is a sign in the schoolhouse called "Rules for Teachers 1862"

 Rules for Teachers sign at The Red Mill



If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, click here.

 

You may also read my post about The Historic Red Mill.  

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum | Clinton, New Jersey

November 19, 2013

November 12, 2013

The Historic Red Mill | Clinton, New Jersey

The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey


The Red Mill in Clinton, New Jersey

 

This may be the most photographed building in New Jersey. 

 

The little town of Clinton in beautiful Hunterdon County is the home of The Red Mill, a very important building in its day.

 

The mill was used to make many things over the years; including wool, peach baskets, talc, and graphite.

 

These photos show the outside of the mill, and the last photo shows the powerful wheel from the inside.

The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey
The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey
The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey




You may also read about The Schoolhouse At The Red Mill Museum and the Historic Red Mill Museum Village.

 

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The Historic Red Mill | Clinton, New Jersey

November 12, 2013

November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving in the Country, Part 2 | Sergeantsville, New Jersey and Stockton, New Jersey

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

 

 Thanksgiving in the country, Part 2


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


 You can also read Thanksgiving in the Country, Part 1.


To read more about Sergeantsville, click here.


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Thanksgiving in the Country, Part 2 | Sergeantsville, New Jersey and Stockton, New Jersey

November 15, 2011