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By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2011
Marker at Belleville Town Hall
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — 150th Anniversary of Belleville
. . . — Map (db m49212) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Belleville Copper Rolling Mill1813-1938 — Hendricks Bros
Owned by 5 generations of Hendricks Supplied copper sheeting for “The Demologus” - First U. S. steam war vessel in 1814
“The Savannah” - First steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic in 1818
. . . — Map (db m94441) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Belleville First Fire House1882
Built for the Valley Hose Co. No. 1 Foreman – John Hughes,   Asst. John Hawie Locomotive bell sounded the first alarm. Belleville Historical Society — Map (db m72192) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Belleville Reformed Church Cemetery
          Josiah Hornblower is buried in this cemetery along with his wife and many of Belleville’s early settlers. Sixty-two Revolutionary soldiers are also buried here. It could be that no other town in the United States . . . — Map (db m32586) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Branch Brook ParkCelebrating 140 Years
In October of 1867, the firm of Olmsted & Vaux selected this site for our great park. It took almost 30 years to pass the correct legislation, and in 1895, Branch Brook Park was built. We are so grateful to the visionaries who understood the need . . . — Map (db m52652) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Christ Church EpiscopalBicentennial 1976
King George of England granted charter to Christ Church, Belleville on Feb. 10, 1746. First church built here 1836. Oldest grave marker date 1785. Church now at 393 Washington Ave. Original bell, 1837 and organ, 1875 there. Belleville Historical . . . — Map (db m52167) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Christopher Columbus1451 - 1506
Dedicated in honor of Christopher Columbus who had the foresight courage and determination to venture into the unknown and discover America. Presented to the Township of Belleville on October 12, 1996 Belleville Italian American Civic Assn. Inc. . . . — Map (db m49202) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Josiah HornblowerPioneer Engineer Distinguished Citizen
In 1753, he brought from England and erected the first steam (“Fire”) engine in this country. The Newcomen Society April 24, 1929 — Map (db m84975) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Revolutionary War Soldiers Monument
John Bayley • Henry Brown • Isaac Brown • John Brown • Henry Cadmus • Issac Cadmus • John H. Cadmus • John P. Cadmus • Peter Cadmus • Lt. Col. Thomas Cadmus • James Campbell • Minard Cumen • Capt. Amos Dodd • Thomas Doremus • Anthony Francisco • . . . — Map (db m54164) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — School Number One
“The Academy” Belleville’s First Public School Established 1853 Belleville Historical Society — Map (db m54163) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — St. Peter's ChurchEstablished 1838
Fourth oldest church in the Diocese of Newark. First mass Dec. 2, 1838 by the Right Rev. John Dubois third Bishop of New York. First priest Rev. Francis Ferrall — Map (db m45198) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — The Battle of Second River
In commemoration of The Battle of Second River September 1777, Dedicated by The State Camp of New Jersey Patriotic Order Sons of America September 1932 — Map (db m47154) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — The Dutch Church
at Second River New Jersey Organized 1697 Belleville school system started here Many members of early town founders interred here. — Map (db m6739) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — The Rutgers BridgeBicentennial 1976
First wooden bridge built in 1790 – Anthony Rutgers of the Rutgers family for which Rutgers University is named. Operated as a toll bridge until destroyed by a great flood 1841. His widow sold charter to widow of Nicholas Joralemon. New bridge . . . — Map (db m52486) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Belleville — Victory
Erected in honor of the seven hundred Belleville men who served in the World War and in perpetual memory of those of their number who gave their lives in the service and whose names are here inscribed: William Charles S. Bain, Jr. • Harry Benjamin . . . — Map (db m49207) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Bloomfield — Bloomfield Centennial War Memorial
South side of base: In memory of all citizens of Bloomfield who served in the Army or Navy of our country for the defence of her freedom and honor East side of base: A tribute to the dead, a memory for the living, and inspiration for . . . — Map (db m46069) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Bloomfield — Davis HomesteadErected 1676
This tablet placed by Major Joseph Bloomfield Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution May 11, 1956 — Map (db m32374) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Bloomfield — German Presbyterian Church
This bell was hung in 1896 in the German Presbyterian Church and for 70 years summoned the community to worship at the south-east corner of Park Avenue and State Street. In 1966 the congregation united with the Church on the Green. By joint action . . . — Map (db m46030) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Bloomfield — Joseph Bloomfield
In honor of Joseph Bloomfield, Major in the American Revolutionary War who became General in the War of 1812 and later Governor of the state of New Jersey, for whom the town of Bloomfield was named. On this site he delivered an address July 6, 1797. — Map (db m46066) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Bloomfield — Lest We Forget
Dedicated to the brave men and women who have served and fought for our country. Listing of military actions and dates Revolutionary War (1775-1783) Indian Wars (1789-1898) Franco-American Naval War (1798-1800) Barbary Wars (1801-05, 1815) . . . — Map (db m46063) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Bloomfield — Morris Canal1824 - 1924 — National Register Landmark
At this location the canal crossed Second River on a wooden aqueduct. The aqueduct and canal's five-foot depth made this a popular summer diving and swimming spot for Bloomfield's youth. — Map (db m47151) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Bloomfield — Site of Col. Thomas Cadmus House1763
General George Washington stopped here July 9, 1778 after the Battle of Monmouth on his journey to New York State. Original stones were used on the present structure. Bloomfield Sesqui-Centennial 1812 - 1962 — Map (db m49178) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Caldwell — First Fire House in Caldwell
1909 — 1983 These bricks and stonework are from the original building. — Map (db m35082) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Caldwell — Old Burying Groundin use ca. 1788-1881
The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell Land given in 1779 for a church and for “ . . . a place of burial for said Congregation and Inhabitants.” Contains graves of early Caldwell area families, including veterans of The American . . . — Map (db m32288) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Caldwell — Rev. James Caldwell1734   -   1781
“There are times when it is righteous to fight as well as to pray” --------------- Rev. James Caldwell, in whose honor this community was named, early espoused the country’s cause in the War for American Independence. . . . — Map (db m32286) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Maplewood — Cavalry Scout Stable Site
During the Revolutionary War a Cavalry Scout Stable was located on this site accommodating as many as forty mounts. These stones were secured from the ruins of the old homestead of Ezekiel Ball brother of Timothy Ball who lived in Tuscan Hall on . . . — Map (db m49174) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Millburn — American Delaying Action
Here on June 23, 1780, Americans fought a delaying action against superior British forces seeking to flank General Greene’s main line at Springfield. — Map (db m73103) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Millburn — Angelo Del Rossi
Dedicated Champion of the Arts, Executive Producer, Loyal Friend and Inspirational Mentor. In Honor of His Visionary Leadship at Paper Mill Playhouse from 1963 to 2003. — Map (db m49189) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Millburn — Baldwin CourtJune 10, 1996
The Paper Mill Playhouse proudly dedicates this courtyard to David and Barbara Baldwin for their extraordinary commitment to the arts, theatre and education. Their generous support recognizes the national stature of the Paper Mill Playhouse for . . . — Map (db m49197) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Millburn — Battle of Springfield
At this site during the Battle of Springfield on June 23, 1780, the Americans, consisting of Continental Dragoons and the militia of this and surrounding neighborhoods, under Colonel “Light Horse” Harry Lee, Colonel Matthias Ogden, and . . . — Map (db m7358) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Millburn — Last British Thrust into New Jersey
The last and deepest thrust towards Morristown and Washington’s supplies was stopped here by the American militia on June 25, 1780. After a punishing retreat, the British never entered New Jersey again in force. — Map (db m7357) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Millburn — Paper Mill Playhouse
The Paper Mill Playhouse was founded in 1934 through the vision and dedication of Antoinette Quinby Scudder. Paper was manufactured here as early as 1795. Despite fire and changing times, it continued as a mill until 1926. The Playhouse opened . . . — Map (db m49186) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Millburn — Washington Rock
Tradition places George Washington here, in the summer of 1780, observing American troops thwart British efforts to reach Morristown and destroy his base of supplies. The first advance was halted at Connecticut Farms, now Union, June 7th. . . . — Map (db m7573) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — 40-46 Church Street
1925 Collegiate Gothic Style Architect: Holmes & Von Schmid A handsome red brick commercial building with concrete round arched entrances and leaded glass windows. The building is topped by a balustrade and has a 2-story octagonal turret to . . . — Map (db m46223) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — 45 Church Street Plaza
1925 Renaissance Revival Style This is a corner apartment building with commercial space at street level, buff-colored brick with extensive use of terra cotta for the architectural details. — Map (db m46222) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — 647 Bloomfield AvenueBuilt in 1912-1913 — Architect: Otto F. Semsch
On this site the Montclair Hook & Ladder company was founded on November 28, 1882. This building was opened in 1904 as the old Fire Department headquarters. It was then enlarged and modified in the classical revival style with beaux arts elements in . . . — Map (db m46226) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — Cranetown
Colonial hamlet, named for the Crane family, in whose home Washington stayed in October, 1780. Became Montclair in 1870’s. — Map (db m62505) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — First Primary School
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New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — Hampton House
1890 467-469 Bloomfield Avenue Late 19th Century Commercial with Art Moderne Facade Peter Doremus opened a general merchandise store on this site in 1812. His son, Philip, constructed the present building, adapting his business to a . . . — Map (db m46218) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — Hillside School War Memorial1917-1918
Erected May 30, 1924 by Hillside Pupils in honor of all Hillside boys who served in the World War and especially the following who gave their lives Briggs Kilburn Adams Alan Trippett Bedell Harold Bartlett Bradley Charles Whiting Baker . . . — Map (db m46225) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — Lafayette Headquarters
This stone was the doorstep of the house occupied by Lafayette as headquarters. Eagle Rock Chapter D.A.R. 1938 — Map (db m7571) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — Madison Building
1912 427 Bloomfield Avenue Beaux Arts revival Style Architect: Van Vleck & Goldsmith Named for the Edward Madison Company, stationers, booksellers and printers, this building was designed with offices and studios and intended to bring . . . — Map (db m46214) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — Station Square
1892 295-301 Bloomfield Avenue Late 19th Century Commercial with Queen Anne and Romanesque Elements Architect: Jesse H. Lockwood Also known as "The Crawford Block" this eclectic building is unique in Montclair. In 1909, early urban . . . — Map (db m46216) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — The Crane Building
Circa 1889 Italianate Commercial Style This is one of the finest examples of late 19th Century commercial buildings on Bloomfield Avenue. The building served as the location of the successful hardware and plumbing business of I. Seymour Crane, . . . — Map (db m46217) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Montclair — Washington’s Temporary Headquarters
This boulder which lay from time immemorial on this site near the turn of the old road marks the location of a house used by General George Washington as temporary headquarters on October 26, 1780 while on march from Totowa now Paterson to . . . — Map (db m7572) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — “Hitherto Hath The Lord Helped Us”(1 Sam 7:12)
In commemoration of 70 years of unselfish service to Newark and its citizens in all walks of life, this memorial is dedicated to The Salvation Army 1880-1950 — Map (db m40758) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — “Old First”
First Presbyterian Church organized in 1666, Abraham Pierson, minister. Two edifices preceeded this one, begun in 1787 — Map (db m13009) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Archie Callahan
Commemorating Archie Callahan who gave his life at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 [ Lower Marker: ]Archie Callahan Jr. was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 19 on August 21, 1940. Callahan became the . . . — Map (db m40760) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Belleville Avenue Church
This building was constructed in 1874 and enlarged in 1884 by the Belleville Avenue Congregational Church. It was designed in high Victorian Gothic style by William Appleton Potter. Clinton Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church purchased . . . — Map (db m50853) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Branch Brook ParkHistoric Site
This is the oldest park in the first county park system established in the United States, and an outstanding example of naturalistic landscape design. The Essex County Park Commission, formed in 1895, acquired the first 60 acres from the City of . . . — Map (db m52169) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Branch Brook Park Historic Site
This is the oldest park in the first county park system established in the United States, and an outstanding example of naturalistic landscape design. The Essex County Park Commission, formed in 1895, acquired the first 60 acres from the City of . . . — Map (db m44205) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Christopher Columbus
[Front of monument] A Cristoforo Colombo ligure immortale in questa terra divinata dal suo genio gli italiani eressero Newark N.J. XII Ottobre MDCCCCXXVII [Lower front of monument] To . . . — Map (db m7047) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Dewey Joseph Sherbo, III
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New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Donald T. Dust Home
This house, erected in 1893, was occupied and restored from 1976 until his death in 1992 by Donald T. Dust, one of the earliest and strongest leaders in the movement to save Newark landmarks. He founded the Newark Preservation and Landmarks . . . — Map (db m50854) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette
On this site stood the residence of Elisha Boudinot one of Newark’s most distinguished citizens, Eminent jurist, Member of Newark’s Committee of Correspondence, Patriot and personal friend of Washington. Here on September 23, 1824 General . . . — Map (db m40711) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — First Constitution of the Province of New Jersey
To commemorate the granting of the Concessions and Agreements, the first Constitution of the Province of New Jersey by Lord John Berkeley, Baron of Stratton, and Sir George Carteret, Knight and Baronet Lords Proprietor to the Settlers of their . . . — Map (db m12980) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — First School Safety Patrol in America
On May 24, 1916 the Newark Board of Education on the recommendation of Charles A. MacCall, Supervisor of Attendance and Felix Dunn of the Newark Police Department established the first School Safety Patrol in our nation. Patrol members through . . . — Map (db m40712) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — First Settlers of Newark
This tablet is placed upon this church the oldest of all our local institutions, in memory of the first settlers who founded “Ye town upon ye Pesayak” 1666 Erected by the Newark members of the New Jersey Society of Colonial Dames of . . . — Map (db m40830) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Forest HillHistoric Site
For more than a century this has been one of the finest residential areas in New Jersey. Development began in the 1870s, and continued into the 1920s. The Ballantines, the Clarks and other families who had amassed fortunes in local industry created . . . — Map (db m52172) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Forest Hill Historic District
For more than a century this has been one of he finest residential areas in New Jersey. Development began in the 1870s, and continued into the 1920s. The Ballantines, the Clarks and other families who had amassed fortunes in local industry created . . . — Map (db m44258) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Griffith Piano CompanyJune 1, 1928
. . . — Map (db m6894) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Historic Plane Tree
Having been on this spot before the Revolutionary War, is the oldest now standing in Newark Placed by Nova Caesarea Chapter D.A.R. 1938 — Map (db m6381) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Historic SiteTrinity Church
Newark’s second oldest house of worship was organized in the 1730s, and chartered by the Church of England (forerunner of the Episcopal Church in America) in 1746. Part of the tower dates from 1743, but most of the present church was built in 1810. . . . — Map (db m13014) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Historic Site-Grace Church
Newark’s second oldest Episcopal parish was founded in 1837. The architect of the present brown freestone building, completed in 1848, was the famed Richard Upjohn, a master of English Gothic style. In 1882 Samuel A. Ward, a choir-master here, . . . — Map (db m94572) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — House of John Plume
This house, probably the oldest in Newark, was built by John Plume about 1726, of native sandstone from the neighboring quarries. It witnessed many stirring events of the Revolution and by it passed Washington’s army on its retreat from Long Island. . . . — Map (db m40710) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
In Memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy 35th President of the United States of America May 29, 1917 November 23, 1963 “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any . . . — Map (db m40756) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Joseph A. Pocchio
In memory of Essex County Police Officer Joseph A. Pocchio August 23, 1949 – August 4, 1979 Killed in the line of duty safeguarding the lives of Essex County citizens — Map (db m52188) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Karr/Milburn HouseHistoric Site
Built in 1893, this house served the Karr and Milburn families for more than 90 years. Lucy Karr Milburn (1895-1998), was a lifelong champion of human rights, a high school teacher, and a poet. Before World War I she marched for women's suffrage . . . — Map (db m70172) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Lincoln Post Memorial
Presented to his comrades of Lincoln Post No. 11 GAR in memory of Amos Van Horn May 30, 1911 — Map (db m12981) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Line of March of Washington’s Army
Here is recorded the line of march of Washington’s army through New Jersey in the war for independence. Erected by the public school children of Newark under the auspices of the Schoolmen’s Club in celebration of the 200th anniversary of . . . — Map (db m6923) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Mount Pleasant, Newark's oldest remaining cemetery, opened in 1844. One of the first secular cemeteries, it is a masterpiece of landscaping. Its 36 rolling acres and varied monuments reflect romantic Victorian attitudes toward death. Many New Jersey . . . — Map (db m45834) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Newark & Washington Park in the 19th CenturyNewark Museum
Overview This land on which the Polhemus House was located (and where the Museum is now) is part of the James Street Commons Historic District, listed in the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places and geographically defined by . . . — Map (db m94622) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Newark Covenant
This tablet is to commemorate the sacrifice, privation and fortitude of the pioneers who laid the foundation of the industrial, artistic, educational and religious life of Newark, and who entered into a covenant to that end. Signers of the Covenant . . . — Map (db m40851) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Newark Female Charitable SocietyWomen’s Heritage Trail
Founded in 1803, the Newark Charitable Society (now called the Newark Day Center) is one of the oldest social service agencies in the United States. After a plea from the pulpit of Old First Presbyterian Church, “Your neighbor is suffering, . . . — Map (db m94573) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Penn Station Historic Site
Penn Station, designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White, opened in 1935 and is an outstanding example of Art Deco exterior and interior design. Penn Station replaced the Pennsylvania Railroad's old Market Street station which had . . . — Map (db m527) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Perfect Vehicles 1988-90Acrylic latex on concrete — Purchase 2001 Helen McMahoh Brady Cutting Fund 2001.6.1,2
Allan McCullum, Born 1944, Los Angeles, Lives and works in New York

McCollum began making his Perfect Vehicles series in 1985, representing an iconic sculptural form in order to investigate the ways in which a single object can contain . . . — Map (db m94588) HM

New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Peter Francisco
In honor of Peter Francisco The Hercules of the American Independence [ Back of Monument ] Erected by the Portugese American community June 27, 1976 — Map (db m32583) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Philip Kearny
Major General U.S. Volunteers Born June 2, 1815, Killed in the Battle of Chantilly, Va. September 1, 1862. Back of Monument:Erected by authority of the State of New Jersey A.D. 1880. — Map (db m13012) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Plume House
Built about 1710 by Plume family. Became House of Prayer Rectory, 1850. Rev. Hannibal Goodwin invented celluloid film here, 1887. — Map (db m40709) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Memorial
A Memorial to the Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots who are known to be buried in the cemetery adjoining this church. John Alling • Samuel Alling • Jabez Baldwin • Moses Baldwin • Sylvanias Baldwin • Stephen Baldwin • David Bankds • Nathaniel . . . — Map (db m40822) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Saint Lucy's Church
Founded in 1891, this parish has been built and sustained through the labor, generosity and faith of Italian immigrants and their descendants. St. Lucy's long was the religious and cultural heart of Newark's "Little Italy", the old 1st Ward. This . . . — Map (db m45202) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Seth Boyden
Site of the shop of Seth Boyden, versatile inventor. Among his inventions were patent leather in 1818 and later malleable iron. — Map (db m6953) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Seth Boyden
Born Nov. 17, 1788 Foxborough, Mass. Died March 31 1870 Hilton, N.J. Pioneer in mechanics : Benefactor of industry : Loved work that his fellow man might be benefited : A modest, helpful citizen of Newark: An inspiring example for young and old : . . . — Map (db m6955) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Soldiers of the Revolution
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New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral
Completed in 1850, St. Patrick's served as the seat of all Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops of Newark from the establishment of the diocese in 1853 until completion of Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1954. St. Patrick's, third oldest parish in . . . — Map (db m50851) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Stephen N. Adubato, Sr. Sports Complex
The Essex County Stephen N. Adubato, Sr. Sports Complex Recognizing the spirit of a 40-year-old organization, The North Ward Center, and the vision of its founder, who built a storefront operation into a community institution. A former . . . — Map (db m52263) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Sydenham House
One of the oldest structures in Newark, built in the 18th Century, this house is a prime example of early American ingenuity in architecture — Map (db m43925) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — The 19th Century Italianate Town HouseNewark Museum
The Italianate Style Town House The Polhemus House was a typical example of an Italianate town house, an urban residential building type popular between 1840 and 1870. The Italianate style is a characteristic by elaborate bold projecting . . . — Map (db m94627) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — The First Academy in Newark
The first academy in Newark was erected near this spot in 1774 by the gifts of generous citizens. Dedicated to learning, it found, in time of war, a new mission in the cause of liberty, giving useful service as a barracks and hospital for . . . — Map (db m6998) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — The Wars of America
Unveiled and dedicated May 31, 1926. On these historic acres of the “Old Training Place” that lowed by the living memories of personages and events through three centuries of peace and war. The citizens of Newark in 1826 placed the . . . — Map (db m13182) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — This Liberty Pole
Dedicated Thanksgiving day, 1906 Stands on the site of the original Liberty Pole erected July 3, 1793. ----------- Military Park, first known as “The Training Place,” was set apart as the town common in 1669. ----------- During the Civil . . . — Map (db m12976) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Training Place
Presented to the City of Newark on its 250th Anniversary by the Daughters of the Revolution of the State of New Jersey to mark the site of the Training Place established in 1669 and used for that purpose at every call to defend the rights and . . . — Map (db m19725) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Trinity Church
First church on site in 1746. Present edifice, built in 1809, retains original tower. Became a cathedral of the Diocese in 1944. — Map (db m12975) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Washington Passed Beneath this Tower
“There went with him a band of men whose hearts God had touched.” 1. Samuel 10:26. ---------- This tablet placed here by The New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on its twenty-fifth anniversary commemorating . . . — Map (db m12979) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — William Hayes Ward Home
This house, built in 1875, was the home of the Rev William Hayes Ward (1835-1916) from 1875 until 1914. A leading neo-abolitionist and Congregationalist clergyman, Ward joined the staff of The Independent (New York, NY), an abolitionist newspaper, . . . — Map (db m70127) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Nutley — John F. Kennedy
Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States who gave his life for his country November 22, 1963 — Map (db m33527) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Nutley — Kingsland Manor
Site of original land grant in 1668 by King Charles II to Major Nathaniel Kingsland Present Owner L. John Denney June 5, 1947 — Map (db m62506) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Nutley — Nutley Revolutionary Soldiers
In memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers known to have lived in Nutley. Henry Brown Isaac Brown John J. Brown Manus Brown Samuel Rutan, Sr. Samuel Rutan, Jr. Abraham Speer John Van Riper John Vreeland Michael Vreeland “The pioneers of the . . . — Map (db m33528) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Nutley — Vreeland House
This building constructed about 1702, present home of Woman’s Club, was occupied during the Revolution by British sympathizers; confiscated for that reason, it was acquired by Captain Speer, Patriot soldier. — Map (db m33526) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Orange — Anniversary of the Victory at Yorktown
This tablet is dedicated to the advancement of the peoples of the Earth in the arts of civilization and to the abolishment of war on the 148th Anniversary of the Victory at Yorktown by Essex Chapter, D.A.R. Orange Mountain Chapter, D.A.R. Hannah . . . — Map (db m49221) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Orange — Dispatch Rider of the American Revolution
This statue was dedicated Friday, June 14th, 1907, centennial of first town meeting of Orange, also the 130th Anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as our national emblem. In memory of the men and women of this community who assisted . . . — Map (db m7789) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Orange — Orange Civil War Monument
In honor of our Soldiers and Sailors 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m49224) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Orange — Orange Korean Conflict Monument
Dedicated to the memory of those from Orange who died in the defense of our country during the Korean conflict 1950 -1953 — Map (db m49223) WM
New Jersey (Essex County), Orange — Orange Korean War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m49233) WM
New Jersey (Essex County), Orange — Orange Vietnam Monument
Dedicated to the veterans of Orange who bravely served with honor and distinction during the Vietnam conflict 1958 to 1975 William R. Burton, Jr.   Sgt – AR Anthony De Riggi   SP4 – AR Thomas R. Devlin   SP4 – AR Franklin C. . . . — Map (db m49222) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Orange — Orange World War I Memorial
Dedicated in loving and grateful memory of those who sacrificed their lives in the World War 1914 – 1918. Ackerman, Harry T. • Baldwin, Ralph N. • Bauer, William H. • Bennett, John W. • Byrne, Edward M. • Brown, William H. • Coggins, Daniel . . . — Map (db m49231) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Orange — Orange World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the sacred memory of the valiant men and women of Orange who made the supreme sacrifice in the defense of their country World War II 1941 – 1946 — Map (db m49232) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Orange — Revolutionary War Dead
. . . — Map (db m7790) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Verona — Ancient Native American Trail
Lenni Lenape Indians (Original People) inhabited Verona in colonial times. Area settlers traded with and learned much from these Native Americans who granted land deeds in return for needed supplies. One such trail crossed Bloomfield Avenue nearby . . . — Map (db m46082) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), Verona — The Bloomfield Avenue School
On this site stood the brick Bloomfield Avenue School. Nearby and within the confines of the civic center were the previous two buildings which were removed in 1923 when the municipal center was constructed (the 1851 building was dismantled and its . . . — Map (db m46080) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Caldwell — The Brick Store
Store site in Horseneck by 1798. Brick structure erected by Nath. Douglass, turnpike promoter with I. Crane, 1819, first Caldwell (Franklin) post office, J. Hudson P.M. A major trading and polling place through 19th C. From 1904, council chamber of . . . — Map (db m94639) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Black Maria Replica
. . . — Map (db m24249) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Blacksmith Shop – Building 7
A Blacksmith Shop has been a feature of the West Orange laboratory complex since it was built in 1887. The first shop was located in the back of Building 4. It moved to an unknown location in 1900 and burned down in 1911. The current Blacksmith . . . — Map (db m91908) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Chemistry LaboratoryBuilding 2
In 1887 this building was one of the best-equipped chemistry laboratories in the world. Within its walls, Thomas Edison and his chemists experimented on everything from phonograph records to rubber. “Grand science, chemistry,” Edison . . . — Map (db m24242) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Edison Cement Slab
From The first concrete highway in New Jersey Built in 1912 by the State Highway Department — Map (db m91912) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Edison’s Home, GlenmontEdison National Historic Site, NJ
In 1886 Thomas Edison bought Glenmont as a gift for his bride, Mina Miller. After moving in, Edison said that the 23-room Victorian mansion was “a great deal too nice for me, but it isn’t half nice enough for my little wife.” The . . . — Map (db m12011) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — GarageEdison National Historic Site, NJ
Built in 1908 with Edison Portland Cement, construction of this garage gave Thomas Edison experience in using concrete as a building material. Although it was built with conventional methods, Edison used the garage to help develop his own technique . . . — Map (db m12039) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — GlenmontNational Historic Site
Home of Thomas Alva Edison from 1886 to his death on October 18, 1931. Here three children were born to him and his wife, Mina. The Library over the entranceway was his ”Thought Laboratory” for many ideas which later took shape at . . . — Map (db m9648) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Greenhouse and Barn
This greenhouse, built in 1909 to replace a smaller one, supplied the Edison household with potted plants and cut flowers year-round. The two-story potting shed, made of Edison Portland Cement, provided work space on the first floor and gardener’s . . . — Map (db m12037) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Llewellyn ParkEdison National Historic Site, NJ
In 1853 New York merchant Llewellyn S. Haskell hired architect Alexander Jackson Davis to transform an old farmhouse on the eastern slope of Orange Mountain. Impressed with the scenic vistas, Haskell purchased more land and created Llewellyn Park . . . — Map (db m12035) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Llewellyn Park Gatehouse
1 Parkway West Orange, New Jersey Designated an Historic Landmark by the West Orange Historic Preservation Commission — Map (db m50150) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Making MoviesEdison National Historic Site, NJ
In 1893 the Black Maria became the world’s first building constructed as a motion picture studio. This odd-shaped structure was designed to keep sunlight on the stage while Edison’s film pioneers made kinetoscope films. Although most filming took . . . — Map (db m24179) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Metallurgical LaboratoryBuilding 4
Metals were vital to Thomas Edison – from iron, copper, and various alloys used in new inventions to gold for plating phonograph record molds. Here in the metallurgical laboratory, workers collected, assayed, and evaluated the metals used for . . . — Map (db m24246) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Mina Miller EdisonWomen's Heritage Trail
Mina Miller Edison was not content simply to be the wife of America's most famous inventor. As a devout Methodist, she firmly believed that each individual possesses the power to make positive change in their community. Her passion for . . . — Map (db m95020) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Pattern ShopBuilding 3
Within this building carpenters shaped wood models, or patterns. From these wooden pieces, Edison and his employees made the parts for working models, specialized machinery, and other devices. The skilled workers in the Pattern Shop and other shops . . . — Map (db m24243) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Second Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive
The truck of the second commercial electric railroad locomotive, built by Tho’s. A. Edison and operated with freight and passenger cars over three miles of railroad at Menlo Park, N.J. in 1882. — Map (db m24428) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — The Black MariaEdison National Historic Site, NJ
This replica movie studio symbolizes the early motion picture industry. Called the “revolving photograph building” when constructed in 1892-93, the studio was soon nicknamed the “Black Maria” by Edison’s employees - probably . . . — Map (db m24155) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — The CourtyardEdison National Historic Site, NJ
This open space between the laboratory buildings served many purposes: delivery area, test site, motion picture set, photograph backdrop, greeting area, and parking lot. Activities here changed almost daily. The laboratory buildings surrounding the . . . — Map (db m24181) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — The Estate Staff
This laundry yard was often filled with clothes hung out to dry. Inside the house domestic servants cooked, cleaned, and tended to the family’s needs. Mina Edison supervised a staff that included a cook, governess, personal maid, kitchen maid, . . . — Map (db m12040) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — The Laboratory ComplexEdison National Historic Site, NJ
Building 5, the largest of the laboratory buildings, extends 250 feet along Lakeside Avenue. Henry Hudson Holly, architect of Thomas Edison’s home, planned this single, three-story building. But Holly’s building proved too small for Edison’s plans . . . — Map (db m24156) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — The Main GateEdison National Historic Site, NJ
From 1887 to 1931 Thomas A. Edison, his laboratory employees, and invited guests entered the laboratory complex through this gate and arch. Guards and a tall picket fence (replaced by this chain-link fence in 1917) prevented sightseers and . . . — Map (db m24160) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — The Truck of the First Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive.
Built by Tho’s Edison and operated with several cars at Menlo Park, N. J. in 1881. — Map (db m94629) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — The Truck of the Second Commercial Electric Railroad Locomotive.
Built by Tho’s A. Edison and operated with freight and passenger cars over three miles of Railroad at Menlo Park, N.J. in 1882 — Map (db m94630) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Thomas A. Edison IndustriesEdison National Historic Site, NJ
Thomas Edison was not just an inventor – he was a businessman running an industrial empire. Around the laboratory, Edison built large factories where thousands of employees mass-produced his inventions for the public. Edison understood the . . . — Map (db m24173) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Thomas Edison’s West Orange Laboratory
The Invention Factory In the fall of 1887, Thomas Edison moved into his new laboratory complex in the town of West Orange, N.J. For the next 44 years Edison directed teams of research assistants in his “Invention Factory” and . . . — Map (db m24252) HM
New Jersey (Essex County), West Orange — Tory Corner
Here in the 1770’s in this area called Williamstown lived brothers Nathaniel and Benjamin Williams, prosperous farmers and operators of a saw and grist mill. As the Revolution approached, their Loyalist views attracted people of similar sentiments . . . — Map (db m8533) HM

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