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Ridgewood in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Beech Street School

 
 
Beech Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2009
1. Beech Street School Marker
Front and Reverse of marker are identical
Inscription.  This building, constructed in 1894, housed all the school children of Ridgewood and vicinity. A petition by the mothers of the village altered the design from wood to brick and stone. One of New Jersey’s first kindergartens was housed here. The building is a fine example of the Romanesque Revival style of architecture.

Sponsored by the Ridgewood Board of Education 1999.
In state and national registers of historic places.
 
Erected 1999 by Ridgewood Board of Education.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 40° 58.809′ N, 74° 6.863′ W. Marker is in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Cottage Place, on the right when traveling east on Franklin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood NJ 07450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Marker at the Beech Street School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
2. Marker at the Beech Street School
. Archibald – Vroom House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Godwin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ridgewood Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ridgewood 9-11 Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Ridgewood Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Glen Avenue (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph H. Chapman Summer Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hopper House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgewood.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on February 27, 2009.)
 
Beech Street School Front (North Side) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2009
3. Beech Street School Front (North Side)
Beech Street School West Side image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2009
4. Beech Street School West Side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,169 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   2. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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