Showing posts with label New Jersey history. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Jersey history. Show all posts

March For Our Lives in Morristown!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 / 10 comments

On Saturday, March 24th one of the #MarchForOurLives rallies took place in Morristown, New Jersey. 

Protesters came with clever signs and a real sense of accomplishment amongst the surprisingly large crowd. About 13,000 marchers showed upMorristown was one of about 800 sibling marches to the main one in Washington, DC.

It was a cold day but with blue skies and bright sunshine. Drones flew overhead, speeches were made, and determination for real change pervaded the crowd. 

First, we gathered in front of town hall. 

Evergreens in Montclair

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 / 21 comments
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey
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.

The Little Red Schoolhouse in Florham Park

Monday, July 20, 2015 / 31 comments
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey

The Little Red Schoolhouse is the pride and joy of beautiful Florham Park, New Jersey. It is in their township logo and all over the town website. 

The Little Red Schoolhouse, which was known as Columbia School District No. 5, was built in 1866 and was in continual use for classes until 1914. 

Port Murray Post Office and Abandoned Train Station

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 / 31 comments

Port Murray has a post office that is . . . a trailer. 

What is more interesting is what is behind the post office/trailer - an old caboose and abandoned train station. 

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

Monday, March 16, 2015 / 20 comments
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The Kirkbride Building, Greystone Park (March 2015)

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital was originally built in 1876 as the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum at Morristown. Obviously there was no “political correctness” at the time. 

State Insane Asylum, Morris Plains, NJ (Public domain photo from Wikipedia)

Searching for History in Belvidere

Monday, December 1, 2014 / 28 comments


Downtown Belvidere, New Jersey


We came back for a second visit to pretty Belvidere, New Jersey

We had several goals that day. One of them was to see the Robert Morris House on Greenwich Street. Robert Morris was one of the signers of The Declaration of Independence

Driving Around Belvidere . . . and beyond

Monday, November 24, 2014 / 20 comments
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The Twin Mills of Belvidere, New Jersey

Last week I showed you the town square of Belvidere, New Jersey, including the Shoe Tree Oak.

This week I'm showing off some interesting buildings that we discovered in Belvidere as we drove around the town.

Belvidere Town Square and The Shoe Tree Oak

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / 34 comments
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The Cummins Home, Belvidere, NJ

Last week, I showed you the county courthouse and war memorial in Belvidere, New Jersey. 

Belvidere considers itself “the best kept secret in New Jersey”. No more! It is a lovely town with more Victorians per square mile than any other in New Jersey. 

Warren County Courthouse and War Memorial

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 / 14 comments
Warren County Courthouse, Belvidere, NJ

Belvidere, New Jersey is a pretty little town on the Delaware River. The Warren County Courthouse was built in 1826 in Belvidere.

Big murder trials and public hangings took place at this historic courthouse.

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen

Sunday, November 9, 2014 / 2 comments
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The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen is located in the the historic Hazen section of White Township, just outside of Belvidere. It is a small country church sitting on a knoll.

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