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Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Barron Library

Built 1877

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
1. Barron Library Marker
Inscription.  First library in Middlesex County on land and money donated by the Barron family. Constructed in Richardsonian Romanesque Revival Style Architecture with massive Belleville stone, floral stained glass, and terra cotta panels.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 40° 33.669′ N, 74° 16.437′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Rahway Avenue and Port Reading Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Rahway Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barron Estate (here, next to this marker); Barron Arts Center (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away,
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By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
2. Marker in Woodbridge
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measured in a direct line); Aaron Dunn Homestead/Jost-Keating House (about 300 feet away); Revolutionary Soldiers and Patriots of Woodbridge (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church Cemetery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Barron Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
3. Barron Library and Marker
Barron Library image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
4. Barron Library
This structure, built in 1877, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it is home of the Barron Arts Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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