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January 21, 2022

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

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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:

 

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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 

 

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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

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

May 12, 2015

The Montclair Art Museum | Montclair, New Jersey

Sculpture at Montclair Art Museum
Tom Nussbaum, Listen, 2008


The Montclair Art Museum

 

Even though Montclair, New Jersey has fewer than 40,000 residents, it boasts of many parks, a diverse population, and a strong interest in the arts. 

 

The town even has a fine art museum, situated on a beautiful street with quite a few splendid mansions. 

 

The museum has a special collection of the works of George Inness (1825-1894), a well-known painter from the Hudson River School of art. 

 

He resided in Montclair in his later years and painted many landscapes of Montclair. 

 

The Montclair Art Museum celebrated its 100th Birthday in 2014. Even if you don’t go inside, you can see some interesting art outside the museum. 

 

The top photo and the next two photos are of a sculpture by a Montclair-based artist, Tom Nussbaum

 

It is called Listen, was made in 2008, and it is constructed of polyurethane over fiberglass. 


Tom Nussbaum "Listen" 2008 sculpture
Tom Nussbaum, Listen
Tom Nussbaum, Listen, 2008 sculpture
Tom Nussbaum, Listen, 2008

The next project is made out of wood, Plexiglas, metal screening, acrylic paint, roofing paper, tar, wall paper and an 11-watt bulb. 

 

It is by Donna Dennis and is called Blue Cabin from Tourist Cabins on Park Avenue, 1976-2007 (2007).


Donna Dennis, Blue Cabin
Donna Dennis, Blue Cabin, 2007
Donna Dennis, Blue Cabin, 2007
Donna Dennis, Blue Cabin, 2007

 

The next sculpture is called The Sun Vow by Hermon Atkins MacNeil (1866-1947)

 

It was made of bronze in 1899 and cast in 1902. 


Hermon Atkins MacNeil, "The Sun Vow"
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, The Sun Vow
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, "The Sun Vow"
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, The Sun Vow

 

The last sculpture shown here is Earth Mother by Allan Houser (1914-1994). It was made of bronze in 1981 and cast in 1986.


Allan Houser, "Earth Mother"
Allan Houser, Earth Mother
Allan Houser, "Earth Mother"
Allan Houser, Earth Mother

 

From 5-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month and from 1-5 p.m. of the first Friday of the month, the museum offers free admission. 

 

These free admission days run from October through June.


The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey


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

 

You can read more about The Montclair Art Museum here.

 

You can also read about Morley Safer and Modern Art.


Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

 


The Montclair Art Museum | Montclair, New Jersey

May 12, 2015