Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Women’s Heritage Trail
Mary Crane Hone was active in local, state, and national politics throughout her life, particularly the World Government Movement after World War II. She was also a preservationist. When work started in 1965 on the Morristown portion of Interstate 287, Mary and her friend Elizabeth Cooke went to the construction site and sat on a steamroller to demonstrate their opposition to this highway in an area steeped in Revolutionary War history.
“It’s high time for all of us interested in historic preservation to face up to the fact that the power and the purse are now in the hands of government – at whatever level – and we’ll just have to sully our dainty hands with the political approach if we seriously intend to save anything in this threatened Greater Metropolitan Area..”
Acorn Hall is on the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail because of the lasting contributions of women in the Crane family and Hone family to historic preservation in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey’s past and present.
Erected by Department of Community Affairs - New Jersey Historic Trust.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 40° 47.807′ N, 74° 27.604′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Kary Way, on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Constitution Tree (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Acorn Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Site Continental Army Encampments at Morristown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Washington’s Headquarters (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
More about this marker. A portrait of Mary Crane Hone appears at the upper right of the marker.
Also see . . . Acorn Hall. Morris County Historical Society website. (Submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.