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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Essex County, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Essex County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Essex County, NJ (155) Bergen County, NJ (425) Hudson County, NJ (101) Morris County, NJ (392) Passaic County, NJ (140) Union County, NJ (117)  EssexCounty(155) Essex County (155)  BergenCounty(425) Bergen County (425)  HudsonCounty(101) Hudson County (101)  MorrisCounty(392) Morris County (392)  PassaicCounty(140) Passaic County (140)  UnionCounty(117) Union County (117)
Newark is the county seat for Essex County
Adjacent to Essex County, New Jersey
      Bergen County (425)  
      Hudson County (101)  
      Morris County (392)  
      Passaic County (140)  
      Union County (117)  
 
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1New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — 150th Anniversary of Belleville
On Washington Avenue (New Jersey Route 7) north of Belleville Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m49212) HM
2New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — All Wars Memorial
On Union Avenue (SR 647) at Tiona Avenue on Union Avenue (SR 647).
In honor of those who sacrificed their lives in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam. Dedicated by Belleville-Nutley Chapter 22 Disabled American Veterans.Map (db m107486) WM
3New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — Belleville Copper Rolling Mill1813-1938 — Hendricks Bros —
On Mill Street west of South Franklin Avenue (New Jersey Route 645), on the right when traveling west.
Owned by 5 generations of Hendricks Supplied copper sheeting for “The Demologus” - First U. S. steam war vessel in 1814
“The Savannah” - First steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic in 1818
. . . Map (db m94441) HM
4New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — Belleville First Fire House1882
On Stephens St. at Belleville Ave., on the left when traveling south on Stephens St..
Built for the Valley Hose Co. No. 1 Foreman – John Hughes,   Asst. John Hawie Locomotive bell sounded the first alarm.Map (db m72192) HM
5New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — Belleville Reformed Church Cemetery
On Rutgers Street / Belleville Tnpk (New Jersey Route 7), on the right when traveling east.
          Josiah Hornblower is buried in this cemetery along with his wife and many of Belleville’s early settlers. Sixty-two Revolutionary soldiers are also buried here. It could be that no other town in the United States . . . Map (db m32586) HM
6New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — Branch Brook ParkCelebrating 140 Years
On Branch Brook Park Road, on the right when traveling north.
In October of 1867, the firm of Olmsted & Vaux selected this site for our great park. It took almost 30 years to pass the correct legislation, and in 1895, Branch Brook Park was built. We are so grateful to the visionaries who understood the need . . . Map (db m52652) HM
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7New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — Christ Church EpiscopalBicentennial 1976
On Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
King George of England granted charter to Christ Church, Belleville on Feb. 10, 1746. First church built here 1836. Oldest grave marker date 1785. Church now at 393 Washington Ave. Original bell, 1837 and organ, 1875 there. Belleville Historical . . . Map (db m52167) HM
8New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — Christopher Columbus1451 - 1506
On Washington Avenue (New Jersey Route 7) north of Belleville Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated in honor of Christopher Columbus who had the foresight courage and determination to venture into the unknown and discover America. Presented to the Township of Belleville on October 12, 1996 Belleville Italian American Civic Assn. Inc. . . . Map (db m49202) HM
9New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — Henry Svehla Monument
On Union Avenue (SR 647) at Tiona Avenue on Union Avenue (SR 647).
Private First Class Henry Svehla United States Army. Courage, Bravery, Gallantry, Valor. Medal of Honor 1932-1952. 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry DivisionMap (db m107483) WM
10New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — Josiah HornblowerPioneer Engineer Distinguished Citizen
Near Rutgers Street (New Jersey Route 7) at Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
In 1753, he brought from England and erected the first steam (“Fire”) engine in this country. The Newcomen Society April 24, 1929Map (db m84975) HM
11New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — Revolutionary War Soldiers Monument
On Belleville Tnpk (New Jersey Route 7) at Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Belleville Tnpk.
John Bayley • Henry Brown • Isaac Brown • John Brown • Henry Cadmus • Issac Cadmus • John H. Cadmus • John P. Cadmus • Peter Cadmus • Lt. Col. Thomas Cadmus • James Campbell • Minard Cumen • Capt. Amos Dodd • Thomas Doremus • Anthony Francisco • . . . Map (db m54164) HM
12New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — School Number One
Near Belleville Tnpk (New Jersey Route 7) at Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
“The Academy” Belleville’s First Public School Established 1853 Belleville Historical SocietyMap (db m54163) HM
13New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — St. Peter's ChurchEstablished 1838
On William Street east of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east.
Fourth oldest church in the Diocese of Newark. First mass Dec. 2, 1838 by the Right Rev. John Dubois third Bishop of New York. First priest Rev. Francis FerrallMap (db m45198) HM
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14New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — The Battle of Second River
On Mill Street at Park Drive, on the right when traveling west on Mill Street.
In commemoration of The Battle of Second River September 1777, Dedicated by The State Camp of New Jersey Patriotic Order Sons of America September 1932 Map (db m47154) HM
15New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — The Dutch Church
On Rutgers Street (New Jersey Route 7) at Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Rutgers Street.
at Second River New Jersey Organized 1697 Belleville school system started here Many members of early town founders interred here.Map (db m6739) HM
16New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — The Rutgers BridgeBicentennial 1976
On Main Street at Belleville Tnpk (Rutgers St) (New Jersey Route 7), on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
First wooden bridge built in 1790 – Anthony Rutgers of the Rutgers family for which Rutgers University is named. Operated as a toll bridge until destroyed by a great flood 1841. His widow sold charter to widow of Nicholas Joralemon. New bridge . . . Map (db m52486) HM
17New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — To the Memory of Those Who Served
On Union Avenue (SR 647) at Tiona Avenue on Union Avenue (SR 647).
Lest we forget; World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lost in 911 Attack. (Names not listed)Map (db m107485) WM
18New Jersey, Essex County, Belleville — Victory
On Washington Avenue (New Jersey Route 7) north of Belleville Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Erected in honor of the seven hundred Belleville men who served in the World War and in perpetual memory of those of their number who gave their lives in the service and whose names are here inscribed: William Charles S. Bain, Jr. • Harry Benjamin . . . Map (db m49207) HM
19New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield — Bloomfield Centennial War Memorial
On Broad Street at Liberty Street and Franklin Street, in the median on Broad Street.
South side of base: In memory of all citizens of Bloomfield who served in the Army or Navy of our country for the defence of her freedom and honor East side of base: A tribute to the dead, a memory for the living, and inspiration for . . . Map (db m46069) HM
20New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield — Davis HomesteadErected 1676
On Franklin Street near Washington Street, on the right when traveling north.
This tablet placed by Major Joseph Bloomfield Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution May 11, 1956Map (db m32374) HM
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21New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield — German Presbyterian Church
On Franklin Street at Liberty Street, on the right when traveling north on Franklin Street.
This bell was hung in 1896 in the German Presbyterian Church and for 70 years summoned the community to worship at the south-east corner of Park Avenue and State Street. In 1966 the congregation united with the Church on the Green. By joint action . . . Map (db m46030) HM
22New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield — Joseph Bloomfield
On Broad Street at Liberty Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
In honor of Joseph Bloomfield, Major in the American Revolutionary War who became General in the War of 1812 and later Governor of the state of New Jersey, for whom the town of Bloomfield was named. On this site he delivered an address July 6, . . . Map (db m46066) HM
23New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield — Lest We Forget
On Franklin Street at Liberty Street, on the right when traveling north on Franklin Street.
Dedicated to the brave men and women who have served and fought for our country. Listing of military actions and dates Revolutionary War (1775-1783) Indian Wars (1789-1898) Franco-American Naval War (1798-1800) Barbary Wars (1801-05, 1815) . . . Map (db m46063) HM
24New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield — Morris Canal1824 - 1924 — National Register Landmark —
On Newark Avenue west of Berkeley Avenue when traveling west.
At this location the canal crossed Second River on a wooden aqueduct. The aqueduct and canal's five-foot depth made this a popular summer diving and swimming spot for Bloomfield's youth.Map (db m47151) HM
25New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield — Site of Col. Thomas Cadmus House1763
On Washington Steet at Ashland Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Washington Steet.
General George Washington stopped here July 9, 1778 after the Battle of Monmouth on his journey to New York State. Original stones were used on the present structure. Bloomfield Sesqui-Centennial 1812 - 1962Map (db m49178) HM
26New Jersey, Essex County, Caldwell — First Fire House in Caldwell1909 - 1983
On 30 Roseland Avenue.
These bricks and stonework are from the original building.Map (db m35082) HM
27New Jersey, Essex County, Caldwell — Old Burying Groundin use ca. 1788-1881 — The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell —
On Bloomfield Avenue (New Jersey Route 507), on the right when traveling east.
Land given in 1779 for a church and for “…a place of burial for said Congregation and Inhabitants.” Contains graves of early Caldwell area families, including veterans of The American Revolution, The War of 1812, The Civil War . . . Map (db m32288) HM
28New Jersey, Essex County, Caldwell — Rev. James Caldwell1734   -   1781
On Bloomfield Avenue (New Jersey Route 507) at Roseland Avenue (County Route 527), on the right when traveling east on Bloomfield Avenue.
“There are times when it is righteous to fight as well as to pray” --------------- Rev. James Caldwell, in whose honor this community was named, early espoused the country’s cause in the War for American Independence. . . . Map (db m32286) HM
29New Jersey, Essex County, Maplewood — Asher Brown Durand
On Ridgewood Road at Durand Road, on the right when traveling south on Ridgewood Road.
Born in a farmhouse at this site August 21, 1796, he became a famous engraver, portraitist and landscape painter. As an outstanding artist, he server as president of the National Academy of Design for 15 years. His paintings are in all major . . . Map (db m191955) HM
30New Jersey, Essex County, Maplewood — Birthplace of Ultimate Frisbee
Near West Parker Avenue west of Valley Street, on the left when traveling west.
Created by Columbia High School Students in 1968. Bernard "Buzzy" Hellring, Jr. • Jonny Hines • Joel Silver • Inducted into the Columbia High School Hall Of Fame - 2022Map (db m212279) HM
31New Jersey, Essex County, Maplewood — Cavalry Scout Stable Site
On Ridgewood Road at W Cedar Lane, on the right when traveling south on Ridgewood Road.
During the Revolutionary War a Cavalry Scout Stable was located on this site accommodating as many as forty mounts. These stones were secured from the ruins of the old homestead of Ezekiel Ball brother of Timothy Ball who lived in Tuscan Hall on . . . Map (db m49174) HM
32New Jersey, Essex County, Maplewood — In Memory of George W. Bramhall — Member of Essex County Park Commission —
On Crest Drive south of Bear Lane, on the left when traveling south.
Preliminary Board 1894-1895 Permanent Board 1897-1900 A tribute to his successful efforts to secure the lands comprised in South Mountain Reservation for the healthful recreation of the people of Essex County. Erected 1926Map (db m212887) HM
33New Jersey, Essex County, Maplewood — James Ricalton1844-1929
On Maplewood Ave west of Durand Road, on the right when traveling east.
He became the first permanent schoolmaster in Maplewood in 1871 and he shaped the educational system for 20 years. A world traveler, explorer and photographer he opened the eyes of his students to the world.Map (db m193334) HM
34New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn — American Delaying Action
On Vauxhall Road at Millburn Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Vauxhall Road.
Here on June 23, 1780, Americans fought a delaying action against superior British forces seeking to flank General Greene’s main line at Springfield.Map (db m73103) HM
35New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn — Angelo Del Rossi
Near Brookside Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated Champion of the Arts, Executive Producer, Loyal Friend and Inspirational Mentor. In Honor of His Visionary Leadship at Paper Mill Playhouse from 1963 to 2003.Map (db m49189) HM
36New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn — Baldwin CourtJune 10, 1996
On Brookside Drive, on the right when traveling north.
The Paper Mill Playhouse proudly dedicates this courtyard to David and Barbara Baldwin for their extraordinary commitment to the arts, theatre and education. Their generous support recognizes the national stature of the Paper Mill Playhouse for . . . Map (db m49197) HM
37New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn — Battle of Springfield
On Vauxhall Road (County Route 630), on the left when traveling north.
At this site during the Battle of Springfield on June 23, 1780, the Americans, consisting of Continental Dragoons and the militia of this and surrounding neighborhoods, under Colonel “Light Horse” Harry Lee, Colonel Matthias Ogden, and . . . Map (db m7358) HM
38New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn — First Meeting of the Wyoming Presbyterian Church
On Glen Avenue at Wyoming Avenue (County Route 577), on the right when traveling east on Glen Avenue.
At this location on Sunday, Nov. 9, 1873 the First Meeting of the Wyoming Presbyterian Church was held in the Wyoming Station of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western 1974Map (db m192536) HM
39New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn — Last British Thrust into New Jersey
On Millburn Avenue (County Route 527/577), on the left when traveling east.
The last and deepest thrust towards Morristown and Washington’s supplies was stopped here by the American militia on June 25, 1780. After a punishing retreat, the British never entered New Jersey again in force.Map (db m7357) HM
40New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn — Paper Mill Playhouse
On Brookside Drive, on the right when traveling north.
The Paper Mill Playhouse was founded in 1934 through the vision and dedication of Antoinette Quinby Scudder. Paper was manufactured here as early as 1795. Despite fire and changing times, it continued as a mill until 1926. The Playhouse opened . . . Map (db m49186) HM
41New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn — Washington Rock
On Crest Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Tradition places George Washington here, in the summer of 1780, observing American troops thwart British efforts to reach Morristown and destroy his base of supplies. The first advance was halted at Connecticut Farms, now Union, June 7th. . . . Map (db m7573) HM
42New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — 40-46 Church Street
On Church Street east of S. Park Street, on the left when traveling west.
1925 Collegiate Gothic Style Architect: Holmes & Von Schmid A handsome red brick commercial building with concrete round arched entrances and leaded glass windows. The building is topped by a balustrade and has a 2-story octagonal turret to . . . Map (db m46223) HM
43New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — 45 Church Street Plaza1925 — Renaissance Revival Style —
On Church Street east of S. Park Street, on the right when traveling west.
This is a corner apartment building with commercial space at street level, buff-colored brick with extensive use of terra cotta for the architectural details.Map (db m46222) HM
44New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — 647 Bloomfield AvenueBuilt in 1912-1913 — Architect: Otto F. Semsch —
On Bloomfield Avenue at Valley Road, on the right when traveling north on Bloomfield Avenue.
On this site the Montclair Hook & Ladder company was founded on November 28, 1882. This building was opened in 1904 as the old Fire Department headquarters. It was then enlarged and modified in the classical revival style with beaux arts elements in . . . Map (db m46226) HM
45New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — Cranetown
On Bloomfield Avenue (County Route 506) at Valley Road, on the left when traveling west on Bloomfield Avenue.
Colonial hamlet, named for the Crane family, in whose home Washington stayed in October, 1780. Became Montclair in 1870's.Map (db m62505) HM
46New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — First Primary School
On Valley Road north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m46224) HM
47New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — Hampton House
On Bloomfield Avenue near N. Fullerton Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
1890 467-469 Bloomfield Avenue Late 19th Century Commercial with Art Moderne Facade Peter Doremus opened a general merchandise store on this site in 1812. His son, Philip, constructed the present building, adapting his business to a . . . Map (db m46218) HM
48New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — Hillside School War Memorial1917-1918
On Orange Road at Hillside Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Orange Road.
Erected May 30, 1924 by Hillside Pupils in honor of all Hillside boys who served in the World War and especially the following who gave their lives Briggs Kilburn Adams Alan Trippett Bedell Harold Bartlett Bradley Charles Whiting Baker . . . Map (db m46225) HM
49New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — Lafayette Headquarters
On Valley Road (County Route 621), on the left when traveling south.
This stone was the doorstep of the house occupied by Lafayette as headquarters.Map (db m7571) HM
50New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — Madison Building
On 427 Bloomfield Avenue.
1912 427 Bloomfield Avenue Beaux Arts revival Style Architect: Van Vleck & Goldsmith Named for the Edward Madison Company, stationers, booksellers and printers, this building was designed with offices and studios and intended to bring . . . Map (db m46214) HM
51New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — Station Square
On Bloomfield Avenue at Lackawanna Plaza, on the right when traveling north on Bloomfield Avenue.
1892 295-301 Bloomfield Avenue Late 19th Century Commercial with Queen Anne and Romanesque Elements Architect: Jesse H. Lockwood Also known as "The Crawford Block" this eclectic building is unique in Montclair. In 1909, early urban . . . Map (db m46216) HM
52New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — The Crane Building
On Blooomfield Avenue near S. Fullerton Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Circa 1889 Italianate Commercial Style This is one of the finest examples of late 19th Century commercial buildings on Bloomfield Avenue. The building served as the location of the successful hardware and plumbing business of I. Seymour Crane, . . . Map (db m46217) HM
53New Jersey, Essex County, Montclair — Washington’s Temporary Headquarters
On Valley Road (County Route 621) at Claremont Avenue (County Route 654), on the right when traveling south on Valley Road.
This boulder which lay from time immemorial on this site near the turn of the old road marks the location of a house used by General George Washington as temporary headquarters on October 26, 1780 while on march from Totowa now Paterson to . . . Map (db m7572) HM
54New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — “Hitherto Hath The Lord Helped Us”(1 Sam 7:12)
On Broad Street at Cedar Street, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street.
In commemoration of 70 years of unselfish service to Newark and its citizens in all walks of life, this memorial is dedicated to The Salvation Army 1880-1950Map (db m40758) HM
55New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — 29 — “Old First”American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
On Broad Street at Branford Place, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
First Presbyterian Church organized in 1666, Abraham Pierson, minister. Two edifices preceeded this one, begun in 1787.Map (db m122276) HM
56New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Archie Callahan
On Broad Street at Cedar Street, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street.
Commemorating Archie Callahan who gave his life at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 [ Lower Marker: ]Archie Callahan Jr. was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 19 on August 21, 1940. Callahan became the . . . Map (db m40760) HM
57New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Belleville Avenue Church
On Broadway at Crittenton Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway.
This building was constructed in 1874 and enlarged in 1884 by the Belleville Avenue Congregational Church. It was designed in high Victorian Gothic style by William Appleton Potter. Clinton Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church purchased . . . Map (db m50853) HM
58New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Branch Brook ParkHistoric Site
On Lake Street at Ballantine Pkwy, on the left when traveling north on Lake Street.
This is the oldest park in the first county park system established in the United States, and an outstanding example of naturalistic landscape design. The Essex County Park Commission, formed in 1895, acquired the first 60 acres from the City of . . . Map (db m52169) HM
59New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Branch Brook Park Historic Site
On Lake Street at Ballantine Parkway, on the left when traveling north on Lake Street.
This is the oldest park in the first county park system established in the United States, and an outstanding example of naturalistic landscape design. The Essex County Park Commission, formed in 1895, acquired the first 60 acres from the City of . . . Map (db m44205) HM
60New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Christopher Columbus
On Broad St., on the right when traveling south.
[Front of monument] A Cristoforo Colombo ligure immortale in questa terra divinata dal suo genio gli italiani eressero Newark N.J. XII Ottobre MDCCCCXXVII [Lower front of monument] To . . . Map (db m205899) HM
61New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — David Burnet
On Broad Street at Camp Street, on the right when traveling south on Broad Street.
Here stood the house of Dr. William Burnet, noted patriot-surgeon. Son, David, was the first president of the Republic of Texas.Map (db m159242) HM
62New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Dewey Joseph Sherbo, III
On Christopher Columbus Drive, on the left when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m52184) HM
63New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Donald T. Dust Home
On James Street east of Essex Street, on the right when traveling west.
This house, erected in 1893, was occupied and restored from 1976 until his death in 1992 by Donald T. Dust, one of the earliest and strongest leaders in the movement to save Newark landmarks. He founded the Newark Preservation and Landmarks . . . Map (db m50854) HM
64New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette
On Raymond Blvd. at Park Place, on the right when traveling west on Raymond Blvd..
On this site stood the residence of Elisha Boudinot one of Newark’s most distinguished citizens, Eminent jurist, Member of Newark’s Committee of Correspondence, Patriot and personal friend of Washington. Here on September 23, 1824 General . . . Map (db m40711) HM
65New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — First Constitution of the Province of New Jersey
On Broad Street at Rector Street, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street.
To commemorate the granting of the Concessions and Agreements, the first Constitution of the Province of New Jersey by Lord John Berkeley, Baron of Stratton, and Sir George Carteret, Knight and Baronet Lords Proprietor to the Settlers of their . . . Map (db m12980) HM
66New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — First School Safety Patrol in America
On Raymond Blvd. at Park Place, on the right when traveling west on Raymond Blvd..
On May 24, 1916 the Newark Board of Education on the recommendation of Charles A. MacCall, Supervisor of Attendance and Felix Dunn of the Newark Police Department established the first School Safety Patrol in our nation. Patrol members through . . . Map (db m40712) HM
67New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — First Settlers of Newark
On Broad Street at Branford Place, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
This tablet is placed upon this church the oldest of all our local institutions, in memory of the first settlers who founded “Ye town upon ye Pesayak” 1666 Erected by the Newark members of the New Jersey Society of Colonial Dames of . . . Map (db m40830) HM
68New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Forest HillHistoric Site
On Lake Street at Ballantine Pkwy, on the left when traveling north on Lake Street.
For more than a century this has been one of the finest residential areas in New Jersey. Development began in the 1870s, and continued into the 1920s. The Ballantines, the Clarks and other families who had amassed fortunes in local industry created . . . Map (db m52172) HM
69New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Forest Hill Historic District
On Heller Parkway at Branchbrook Park, in the median on Heller Parkway.
For more than a century this has been one of he finest residential areas in New Jersey. Development began in the 1870s, and continued into the 1920s. The Ballantines, the Clarks and other families who had amassed fortunes in local industry created . . . Map (db m44258) HM
70New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Griffith Piano CompanyJune 1, 1928
On Broad Street.
. . . Map (db m6894) HM
71New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Historic Plane Tree
On Broad Street at Raymond Blvd, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
Having been on this spot before the Revolutionary War, is the oldest now standing in Newark Placed by Nova Caesarea Chapter D.A.R. 1938Map (db m6381) HM
72New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Historic SiteTrinity Church
On Broad Street at Rector Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
Newark’s second oldest house of worship was organized in the 1730s, and chartered by the Church of England (forerunner of the Episcopal Church in America) in 1746. Part of the tower dates from 1743, but most of the present church was built in 1810. . . . Map (db m13014) HM
73New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Historic Site-Grace Church
On Broad Street.
Newark’s second oldest Episcopal parish was founded in 1837. The architect of the present brown freestone building, completed in 1848, was the famed Richard Upjohn, a master of English Gothic style. In 1882 Samuel A. Ward, a choir-master here, . . . Map (db m94572) HM
74New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — House of John Plume
On University Avenue/Broad Street at State Street, on the right when traveling south on University Avenue/Broad Street.
This house, probably the oldest in Newark, was built by John Plume about 1726, of native sandstone from the neighboring quarries. It witnessed many stirring events of the Revolution and by it passed Washington’s army on its retreat from Long Island. . . . Map (db m40710) HM
75New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Indian and the Puritan Monument
On Washington Street at Broad Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street.
1666 The founders set aside the park near by as the town's market place. Never has it been put to any use other than for the common good. To the north and westward the Indians lingered as if reluctant to depart. ( back ) 1795 The . . . Map (db m205901) HM
76New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
On Broad Street at Cedar Street, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street.
In Memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy 35th President of the United States of America May 29, 1917 November 23, 1963 “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any . . . Map (db m40756) HM
77New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Joseph A. Pocchio
On Christopher Columbus Drive at Bloomfield Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Christopher Columbus Drive.
In memory of Essex County Police Officer Joseph A. Pocchio August 23, 1949 – August 4, 1979 Killed in the line of duty safeguarding the lives of Essex County citizens Map (db m52188) HM
78New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Karr/Milburn HouseHistoric Site
On DeGraw Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Built in 1893, this house served the Karr and Milburn families for more than 90 years. Lucy Karr Milburn (1895-1998), was a lifelong champion of human rights, a high school teacher, and a poet. Before World War I she marched for women's suffrage . . . Map (db m70172) HM
79New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Lincoln Post Memorial
On Springfield Avenue at Market Street, on the right when traveling west on Springfield Avenue.
Presented to his comrades of Lincoln Post No. 11 GAR in memory of Amos Van Horn May 30, 1911Map (db m12981) HM
80New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Line of March of Washington’s Army
On Washington Place, on the right when traveling west.
Here is recorded the line of march of Washington’s army through New Jersey in the war for independence. Erected by the public school children of Newark under the auspices of the Schoolmen’s Club in celebration of the 200th anniversary of . . . Map (db m6923) HM
81New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Mount Pleasant Cemetery
On Broadway at Nursery Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway.
Mount Pleasant, Newark's oldest remaining cemetery, opened in 1844. One of the first secular cemeteries, it is a masterpiece of landscaping. Its 36 rolling acres and varied monuments reflect romantic Victorian attitudes toward death. Many New Jersey . . . Map (db m45834) HM
82New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Newark & Washington Park in the 19th CenturyNewark Museum
On Central Avenue at Washington Street on Central Avenue.
Overview This land on which the Polhemus House was located (and where the Museum is now) is part of the James Street Commons Historic District, listed in the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places and geographically defined by . . . Map (db m94622) HM
83New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Newark Covenant
On Broad Street at Branford Place, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
This tablet is to commemorate the sacrifice, privation and fortitude of the pioneers who laid the foundation of the industrial, artistic, educational and religious life of Newark, and who entered into a covenant to that end. Signers of the Covenant . . . Map (db m40851) HM
84New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Newark Female Charitable SocietyWomen’s Heritage Trail
On Halsey Street.
Founded in 1803, the Newark Charitable Society (now called the Newark Day Center) is one of the oldest social service agencies in the United States. After a plea from the pulpit of Old First Presbyterian Church, “Your neighbor is suffering, . . . Map (db m94573) HM
85New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Penn StationHistoric Site
Near Raymond Plaza West north of Market Street.
Penn Station, designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White, opened in 1935 and is an outstanding example of Art Deco exterior and interior design. Penn Station replaced the Pennsylvania Railroad's old Market Street station which had . . . Map (db m527) HM
86New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Perfect Vehicles 1988-90Acrylic latex on concrete — Purchase 2001 Helen McMahoh Brady Cutting Fund 2001.6.1,2 —
On Central Avenue at Washington Street on Central Avenue.
Allan McCullum, Born 1944, Los Angeles, Lives and works in New York McCollum began making his Perfect Vehicles series in 1985, representing an iconic sculptural form in order to investigate the ways in which a single object can contain cultural . . . Map (db m94588) HM
87New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Peter Francisco
On Ferry Street at Edison Place, on the right when traveling south on Ferry Street.
In honor of Peter Francisco The Hercules of the American Independence [ Back of Monument ] Erected by the Portugese American community June 27, 1976Map (db m32583) HM
88New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Philip Kearny
On Park Place, on the left when traveling north.
Major General U.S. Volunteers Born June 2, 1815, Killed in the Battle of Chantilly, Va. September 1, 1862. Back of Monument:Erected by authority of the State of New Jersey A.D. 1880.Map (db m13012) HM
89New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Plume House
On University Avenue/Broad Street at State Street, on the right when traveling south on University Avenue/Broad Street.
Built about 1710 by Plume family. Became House of Prayer Rectory, 1850. Rev. Hannibal Goodwin invented celluloid film here, 1887.Map (db m40709) HM
90New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Memorial
On Broad Street at Branford Place, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street.
A Memorial to the Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots who are known to be buried in the cemetery adjoining this church. John Alling • Samuel Alling • Jabez Baldwin • Moses Baldwin • Sylvanias Baldwin • Stephen Baldwin • David Bankds • Nathaniel . . . Map (db m40822) HM
91New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Saint Lucy's Church
Near 7th Avenue west of Ruggiero Plaza, on the left when traveling west.
Founded in 1891, this parish has been built and sustained through the labor, generosity and faith of Italian immigrants and their descendants. St. Lucy's long was the religious and cultural heart of Newark's "Little Italy", the old 1st Ward. This . . . Map (db m45202) HM
92New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Seth Boyden
On Broad Street, on the right when traveling south.
Site of the shop of Seth Boyden, versatile inventor. Among his inventions were patent leather in 1818 and later malleable iron.Map (db m6953) HM
93New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Seth Boyden
On Broad Street, on the right when traveling south.
Born Nov. 17, 1788 Foxborough, Mass. Died March 31 1870 Hilton, N.J. Pioneer in mechanics : Benefactor of industry : Loved work that his fellow man might be benefited : A modest, helpful citizen of Newark: An inspiring example for young and old . . . Map (db m6955) HM
94New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Soldiers of the Revolution
On Elwood Avenue at Elwood Place, on the right when traveling west on Elwood Avenue.
. . . Map (db m6925) HM
95New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral
On Washington Street at Central Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street.
Completed in 1850, St. Patrick's served as the seat of all Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops of Newark from the establishment of the diocese in 1853 until completion of Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1954. St. Patrick's, third oldest parish in . . . Map (db m50851) HM
96New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Stephen N. Adubato, Sr. Sports Complex
On Christopher Columbus Drive south of Bloomfield Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
The Essex County Stephen N. Adubato, Sr. Sports Complex Recognizing the spirit of a 40-year-old organization, The North Ward Center, and the vision of its founder, who built a storefront operation into a community institution. A former . . . Map (db m52263) HM
97New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — Sydenham House
On Old Road to Bloomfield, on the right when traveling north.
One of the oldest structures in Newark, built in the 18th Century, this house is a prime example of early American ingenuity in architectureMap (db m43925) HM
98New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — The 19th Century Italianate Town HouseNewark Museum
On Central Avenue at Washington Street on Central Avenue.
The Italianate Style Town House The Polhemus House was a typical example of an Italianate town house, an urban residential building type popular between 1840 and 1870. The Italianate style is a characteristic by elaborate bold projecting . . . Map (db m94627) HM
99New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — The First Academy in Newark
On Washington Place, on the right when traveling west.
The first academy in Newark was erected near this spot in 1774 by the gifts of generous citizens. Dedicated to learning, it found, in time of war, a new mission in the cause of liberty, giving useful service as a barracks and hospital for . . . Map (db m6998) HM
100New Jersey, Essex County, Newark — The Wars of America
On Broad Street, on the right when traveling north.
Unveiled and dedicated May 31, 1926. On these historic acres of the “Old Training Place” that lowed by the living memories of personages and events through three centuries of peace and war. The citizens of Newark in 1826 placed the . . . Map (db m13182) HM

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