Basking Ridge in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Brick Academy
This building was erected in 1809 by Rev. Robert Finley to house a classical school founded by him in 1797. Statesmen, professional men, and business leaders were among its graduates. The academy served as a public school from 1853 to 1903. Owned by A.O.U.W. 1904-25 Jr. O.U.A.M. 1925-48. Became Township Hall 1924. Purchased by Township of Bernards 1948.
Erected 1950 by Basking Ridge Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
Location. 40° 42.395′ N, 74° 33′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Oak Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Basking Ridge NJ 07920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bernards Township War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct Basking Ridge (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Basking Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bernards Township 9-11 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Southard Park (approx. half a mile away); Site of Widow White’s Tavern (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
Also see . . . The Brick Academy. Historical Society of the Somerset Hills website entry (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.