“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montclair in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

647 Bloomfield Avenue

Built in 1912-1913


—Architect: Otto F. Semsch —

647 Bloomfield Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 19, 2011
1. 647 Bloomfield Avenue Marker
Inscription. 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 1913 in order to additionally house the Police Department and Town Government. The original MFD plaque was removed in 2004 and installed and dedicated at the new Fire Department headquarters building located at Bloomfield Avenue and Pine Street on June 30, 2004.
Erected 2004 by Montclair Historic Preservation Commission.
Location. 40° 49.007′ N, 74° 13.263′ W. Marker is in Montclair, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Valley Road, on the right when traveling north on Bloomfield Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lee NJ 07024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cranetown (within shouting distance of this marker); First Primary School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hillside School War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); 45 Church Street Plaza
647 Bloomfield Avenue image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 19, 2011
2. 647 Bloomfield Avenue
(approx. 0.2 miles away); 40-46 Church Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington’s Temporary Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away); Hampton House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Crane Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montclair.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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