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

The Granary

Birthplace of the Telegraph

 

—Historic Speedwell —

 
The Granary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
1. The Granary Marker
Inscription. In 1830, when Stephen Vail purchased the Homestead Farm, the Granary was among the buildings already on the property. It was used to store corn and cereal grains grown on the farm to feed the livestock.

The building was built high off the ground on stone piers to keep out dampness. The clapboard siding was specially designed to allow ventilation. In the front of the building near the door sill, is a cat hole for added rodent protection. In the rear, a shed roof addition was used to store farm equipment. The building now contains a collection of 19th century farm tools and ice harvesting equipment.
 
Location. 40° 48.873′ N, 74° 28.819′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Speedwell Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at Historic Speedwell. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L’Hommedieu House (a few steps from this marker); The Homestead Farm (a few steps from this marker); 1849 Carriage House (a few steps from this marker); Moses Estey House (within
The Granary with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
2. The Granary with Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Wheel House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Homestead Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Power at Speedwell (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a modern photograph of the Granary. Photos of some of the farm equipment displayed there and a map of Historic Speedwell also appear on the marker.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers found at Historic Speedwell.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Speedwell - "Birthplace of the Telegraph". (Submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
The Granary image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
3. The Granary
The shed roof addition of the Granary is visible in this photo. The historic L’Hommedieu House can be seen to the right of the Granary.
Buildings at Historic Speedwell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2010
4. Buildings at Historic Speedwell
The Granary (center) is located in Historic Speedwell. The building on the left is the 1849 Carriage House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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