Posts with the label Parsippany
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Showing posts with label Parsippany. Show all posts

June 21, 2014

Lake Hiawatha Firehouse | Parsippany, New Jersey

Fire Department, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
Fire Department, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey

 

Lake Hiawatha

 

Lake Hiawatha is one of several communities within the large township of Parsippany. 

 

Towns and areas with names of Native American origin are common in New Jersey. 

 

The name “Parsippany” is derived from a Lenape word which means “where the river winds through the valley.” 

 

Lake Hiawatha has many streets named after Native American words: Iroquois, Mohegan, Oswego, Seminole, Navajo, and my favorite, Minnehaha Boulevard. 

 

On the front of the building are the following words:  

 

The Desire to Serve. The Courage to Act. The Ability to Perform.



Fire Department, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
Fire House in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
Fire Department, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
Fire House in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
Fire Department, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey





You may also want to read my post about The Brainy Borough | Metuchen, New Jersey

 

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Lake Hiawatha Firehouse | Parsippany, New Jersey

June 21, 2014

May 01, 2012

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms | Morris Plains, New Jersey

Stickley Museum


Gustav Stickley was a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement

 

He designed furniture and buildings in that style. 

 

He launched The Craftsman Magazine, and had a profound influence on furniture and architecture. He produced "Craftsman" furniture, also known as mission-style.

 
He established his home in Morris Plains, New Jersey (now part of Parsippany). 

 

At first, the main buildings was meant to be used for a school, but it was eventually used for his family, calling the estate Craftsman Farms.

Stickley eventually went bankrupt, and his farm was sold. The farm was originally over 600 acres, but 30 acres have been preserved to set up a Stickley Museum.

The grounds are open year-round for visitors free of charge. 

 

If you want to visit the "log house", which I heartily recommend at least once, there is a fee, but the guided tour is in-depth and wonderful.

You can read more about Stickley and Craftsman farms on the beautifully designed website The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

 

On this site you can read detailed accounts of Stickley's life and the history of Craftsman Farms.

You can also see some indoor photos of the log house (I couldn't take those photos, since you need prior permission, and it was also rather dark inside).


Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms


You may also want to check out some interesting exhibits at my post on The Montclair Art Museum.

 

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Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms | Morris Plains, New Jersey

May 01, 2012

April 10, 2012

Mount Tabor | Parsippany, New Jersey

Mount Tabor office

Mount Tabor, New Jersey

 

Mount Tabor, New Jersey in Morris County was started as a Methodist Camp Revival Meeting town, just as Ocean Grove was in Monmouth County. 

 

Mount Tabor was an independent town until 1980, and is now technically part of Parsippany, New Jersey -- but still has a separate feeling.

 

It has interesting gingerbready houses and still has a strong religious feel. 

 

Yes, some of the pictures look crooked, but for once it's not my fault, because  the streets are very hilly!


Sign in Mount Tabor, New Jersey

Mount Tabor, New Jersey
Mount Tabor, New Jersey

Mount Tabor Public Library

Mount Tabor, New Jersey

Mount Tabor, New Jersey

Mount Tabor Post Office

Mount Tabor, New Jersey

Mount Tabor, New Jersey



You can read more about Mount Tabor here.

 

You can read about the concerts they present at The Tabernacle here.

 

Last summer, I wrote about Ocean Grove, a Methodist Camp Revival town down the shore. You can check out those photos here.

 

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Mount Tabor | Parsippany, New Jersey

April 10, 2012