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

Brick Tavern

1810 - 1812

 
 
Brick Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, June 28, 2009
1. Brick Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Federal style structure built for Zephaniah Drake as stage coach stop. Purchased 1854 by William Rankin who added two wings, and converted inn to Chester Institute.
 
Erected by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Morris County Heritage Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 40° 47.161′ N, 74° 41.683′ W. Marker is in Chester, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Main Street (New Jersey Route 24), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester NJ 07930, 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. Sgt. Larry W. Maysey (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Congregational Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chester Area Veterans Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Milltown - A 19th Century Village
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Bartley Turbine (approx. 1˝ miles away); Cooper Gristmill (approx. 1˝ miles away); Hacklebarney (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .  Zephaniah Drake's Brick Hotel. Information and vintage photos from the Chester Historical Society. (Submitted on July 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
Brick Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, June 28, 2009
2. Brick Tavern
Brick Tavern image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, June 28, 2009
3. Brick Tavern
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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