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Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1849 Carriage House

Birthplace of the Telegraph

 

—Historic Speedwell —

 
1849 Carriage House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
1. 1849 Carriage House Marker
Inscription. An inventory of Stephen Vail’s property showed that he owned two carriages, two sleighs, two wagons and two buggies. This simple, one story building was used as extra storage for the Vail family’s vehicles. Its double sliding doors face the main drive that connects the working part of the estate with the main house.

When Vail improved the property in the 1840’s he had the overhead flume that brought water to the Factory Wheel House replaced with an underground pipe. The pipe passes through a corner of the Carriage House basement. A lighted inset in the floor allows visitors to see the cast iron pipe below. Today, the building is home to Historic Speedwell’s educational programs. These programs include lectures, workshops, and programs for adults, children, and school groups.
 
Location. 40° 48.882′ N, 74° 28.831′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Speedwell Avenue (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at Historic Speedwell. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homestead Carriage House (a few steps from this marker); L’Hommedieu House
Marker at Historic Speedwell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
2. Marker at Historic Speedwell
(a few steps from this marker); The Granary (a few steps from this marker); Water Power at Speedwell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Homestead Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Vail House (within shouting distance of this marker); Moses Estey House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheel House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Morristown.
 
More about this marker. A modern photograph of the Carriage House appears on the bottom of the marker. Also on the marker are a map of Historic Speedwell and a photo of children at an education program.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers found at Historic Speedwell.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Speedwell - "Birthplace of the Telegraph". (Submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker in Historic Speedwell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
3. Marker in Historic Speedwell
The 1849 Carriage House is seen here on the left in the photograph. The Granary is located next to the Carriage House.
Historic Speedwell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
4. Historic Speedwell
The Carriage House (center of photo) as seen from Speedwell Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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