Ridgewood in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Beech Street School
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: Architecture • Education. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
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 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. Society website homepage (Submitted on February 27, 2009.)
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