“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Madison in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)



Florham 1893-1955 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Linda Carrington, 2010
1. Florham 1893-1955 Marker
Florham 1893-1955
Country estate of Hamilton and Florence Vanderbilt Twombly. Grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Son. Buildings designed by McKim, Mead and White. Acquired by Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1958
Erected by Morris County Heritage Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
Location. 40° 46.412′ N, 74° 26.387′ W. Marker is in Madison, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Madison Avenue (New Jersey Route 124), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 285 Madison Avenue, Madison NJ 07940, 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. Rose City (within shouting distance of this marker); Boisaubin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alnwick Hall (approx. ¾ mile away); Francis Asbury (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mead Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx.
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1.2 miles away); Morris Township Veterans Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Loantaka School - Spring Valley School (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Florham. Florence Twombly was a granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Florham was one of three homes she owned and was used in the Spring and Autumn.
Also see . . .  Florham Campus, History of the Estate. Fairleigh Dickinson University website entry (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2010. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Harry Keyishian of Madison, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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