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

Greenhouse Industry

Circa 1880 - 1999

 
 
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By Raymond Siwek, July 13, 2020
1. Greenhouse Industry Marker
Two-sided sign
Inscription.  
Chatham Township was a center of the greenhouse industry. Over 90 greenhouses and a million rose plants grew within a 5 mile radius. Behre later Rose Farms Corp. owned by Aubrey Nash hence Nash Field & Noe Farm were located on Southern Blvd. Heyl Roses Inc., Matrisciano & Harrsch greenhouses populated Green Village Rd. Duckham-Peierson later Watchung Rose Corp. was on Shunpike Rd. L.M. Noe & L.A. Noe were on Noe Ave. Neipp later Robert Nauman & Persico ranges were on Lafayette Ave. Lapp & Voight were on River Rd.

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Many smaller ranges existed i the Township. Most of the larger grew roses selling to wholesalers in the City. A few grew carnations & assorted flowers. The rose business declined in the 1950's due to the rising property taxes & utility costs. In 1991 the Andean Trade Preference Act, providing duty-free access to the US Market for Andean flower exporters accelerated the process resulting in the 1999 closure of Heyl Roses, the last commercial rosehouse in the community & New Jersey at the time.
 
Erected 2014 by Chatham Township Historical Society.
 
Topics. This
Greenhouse Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, July 13, 2020
2. Greenhouse Industry Marker
historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 44.514′ N, 74° 25.854′ W. Marker is in Green Village, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Southern Blvd. (County Route 647) and Hickory Place, on the right when traveling south on Southern Blvd.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 465 Southern Blvd, Green Village NJ 07935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Noe Pond (approx. half a mile away); Elias Boudinot House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Green Village (approx. 1.2 miles away); Green Village Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chatham Township Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chatham Township WWII Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lewis Noe Farmstead (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gibbons Horse Barn (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Village.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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