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

Sayre & Fisher Reading Room

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 6, 2016
1. Sayre & Fisher Reading Room Marker
Inscription. The reading room building was constructed in Sayreville in 1883 by the Sayre and Fisher Company for use as a library and a hall. The first floor hall was used for meetings, sales promotions and employee functions. Later it was called Sayreville Hall because community meetings, grammar school graduations, sports events and silent movies took place there. The second floor library was intended for company use but students and residents were also permitted.

The exterior walls showcase a variety of company brick products and colors. The fašade displays a pattern of square and clover-leaf ornamental bricks. A terracotta design located at the top of the fašade includes a book, the words reading room, the letter S over F for Sayre and Fisher and the numbers for the year 1883.

In 1979 the reading room building was listed in the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places because of its industrial, architectural and social significance.
 
Location. 40° 28.273′ N, 74° 21.281′ W. Marker is in Sayreville, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and River Road on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 372 Main Street, Sayreville NJ 08872, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are

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By Don Morfe, April 6, 2016
2. Sayre & Fisher Reading Room Marker
within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sayreville United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sayre and Fisher Brick Water Tower (approx. ╝ mile away); Sayreville, New Jersey Time Capsule (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cannon Brothers' Park (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sayreville 9-11 Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old School Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); South River World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); South River World War I Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sayreville.
 
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By Don Morfe, April 6, 2016
3. Sayre & Fisher Reading Room
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By Don Morfe, April 6, 2016
4. Sayre & Fisher Reading Room
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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