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Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Green Street

 
 
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Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
1. Historic Green Street Marker
Inscription.  
Originally called Woodbridge Avenue, Green Street was a popular thoroughfare from the early 1800s and served as the address of many prosperous Woodbridge citizens. Perhaps named for the adjacent green fields and canopy of stately trees, the scenery has not changed much in over a century, with today’s elegant Victorian-era homes occupied by a mix of families and business offices.

One of the most popular figures who made his home at 70 Green Street was Dr. John H. Love, the first superintendent of Woodbridge schools. The Italianate-style villa at 123 Green Street was built by William H. Cutter, son of Hampton Cutter, who established a thriving clay business in Woodbridge in the 1840s. Printer Maxwell Logan established his shop at 23 Green Street in 1918, publishing the Woodbridge Leader and Woodbridge Independent newspapers. After several mergers, the local Woodbridge paper was published as the Independent Leader until 1965 and Leader Press until 1970.

The Phoenix Building at 94 Green Street was originally the site of the old Masonic Hall, American Lodge No. 83 Free and Accepted Masons, with
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cornerstone dating from 1928. The history of the Woodbridge Masons can be traced back to 1868, when their convocations were first held in town.

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Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission
Mayor John E. McCormac Woodbridge Township 2013

 
Erected 2013 by Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 40° 33.338′ N, 74° 17.164′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of N Park Drive and Elmwood Avenue when traveling west on N Park Drive. The marker is within the Marion & Norman Tanzman Recreation Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salamander Works (a few steps from this marker); The Clay-and-Brick Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kirk Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton Cutter Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); 181 Green Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
Historic Green Street Marker site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
2. Historic Green Street Marker site
The marker is on the near side of Elmwood Avenue.
line); Woodbridge Golden Bears (about 500 feet away); Isaac Inslee Estates (about 500 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
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Historic photographs of Green Street
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4. Inset
70 Green Street
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5. Inset
123 Green Street
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6. Inset
94 Green Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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