Edison in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1914, the Danish Brotherhood & Sisterhood Lodges of the North East established the Danish Home for their aged members. The property was a 72 acre farm with an old Victorian house in an area known, at the time, as Raritan Township. The land was farmed, livestock raised and it became a self supporting facility.
In 1949, it was determined that the old Home was no longer adequate. In 1951, the new and current Home, in the style of a traditional Danish farm house, was dedicated. This building was erected by Lodge members who were masons, plumbers, carpenters and craftsmen. The Home was the residence of many Danish retirees through 2002. At the rear of the property is a Viking style burial mound, known as a Mindehoyen, for interments of Danish Lodge members.
The Home and grounds now serve as a cultural center, meeting site and activity place for the Danish Lodges and DANE (Danish Archive North East). It also houses archival collections and interprets the history of the Danish people in the northeastern United States, so that Danish traditions and culture will be preserved for future generations.
This Historic Marker
Erected 2009 by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
Location. 40° 32.487′ N, 74° 23.555′ W. Marker is in Edison, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of New Durham Road and Interstate 287, on the right when traveling east on New Durham Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 855 New Durham Road, Edison NJ 08817, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oak Tree Engagement and the Battle of the Short Hills (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Reuben Ayers House (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Oak Tree Neighborhood (approx. 2.6 miles away); Oak Tree Pond (approx. 2.6 miles away); Saint James Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Baptist Church of South Plainfield (approx. 2.9 miles away); Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower (approx. 3.2 miles away); Police Athletic League Memorial Field (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edison.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.