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

Chatham Colony Association

1924-1969

 
 
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Photographed By Seva Zaslavsky, May 22, 2022
1. Chatham Colony Association Marker
Inscription.  
Pursuing a communal living experiment, Russian & East European immigrants living in New York City desired a rural environment. An advertisement in the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper prompted a purchase of 150+ acres in Chatham Township. In 1924 the Association incorporated, with 70 members drawing lots to determine the individual plots. A spring fed pond was expanded and stocked with fish. In 1928 they built a community house, opened the pond for swimming and sold a strip of land for a high-tension power line. The association donated land to the Chatham Township Fire Co. for a sub-station on Southern Blvd. Membership dwindled and in 1969 the Township purchased the pool area. The Ber Coffet Memorial Acre adjourning the Colony Pool was donated by the sculptor's family for "recreation, open space and parkland."
 
Erected 2010 by Chatham Township Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 43.827′ N, 74° 24.518′ W. Marker is in Chatham, New
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Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street and School Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Spring Street, Chatham NJ 07928, 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. Lewis Noe Farmstead (approx. ¼ mile away); Chatham Township WWII Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Price-Baldwin House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Vernon School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Noe Pond (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chatham (approx. 1.3 miles away); Greenhouse Industry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chatham Historic District (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Also see . . .  Chatham Township Historical Society. (Submitted on May 25, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Chatham Colony Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Seva Zaslavsky, May 22, 2022
2. Chatham Colony Association Marker
Chatham Colony Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Seva Zaslavsky, May 22, 2022
3. Chatham Colony Association Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2022, by Seva Zaslavsky of Maplewood, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2022, by Seva Zaslavsky of Maplewood, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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