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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Middlesex County, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Middlesex 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 Middlesex County, NJ (289) Mercer County, NJ (427) Monmouth County, NJ (305) Somerset County, NJ (164) Union County, NJ (117) Richmond County, NY (207)  MiddlesexCounty(289) Middlesex County (289)  MercerCounty(427) Mercer County (427)  MonmouthCounty(305) Monmouth County (305)  SomersetCounty(164) Somerset County (164)  UnionCounty(117) Union County (117)  RichmondCountyNew York(207) Richmond County (207)
New Brunswick is the county seat for Middlesex County
Adjacent to Middlesex County, New Jersey
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      Somerset County (164)  
      Union County (117)  
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1New Jersey, Middlesex County, Avenel — 150 Avenel Street
On Avenel Street at Station Drive, on the right when traveling west on Avenel Street.
27 acre manufacturing site and major local employer 1963 - 200 general Dynamics 1960 - 1963 Art Metal Inc. 1916 - 1960 Security Steel Office Furniture Corp.Map (db m206825) HM
2New Jersey, Middlesex County, Avenel — Avenel Fire Company No. 1 District 5
On Avenel Street at U.S. 1&9, on the right when traveling west on Avenel Street.
First firehouse - 1919 current structure - 1929; Addition - 1955 Major renovations - 1995 Career firefighters joined volunteers - 2020 Est. 1913Map (db m206821) HM
3New Jersey, Middlesex County, Avenel — Avenel Schools 4/5
On Avenel Street at Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Avenel Street.
First Elementary school No. 4 built 1912 Served as civic center and community meeting place School No. 5 added 1948 Additions in 1921 and 1968Map (db m206823) HM
4New Jersey, Middlesex County, Avenel — Maple Tree Farm
On Rahway Avenue at Morrisey Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Rahway Avenue.
Formerly White Star Farm Pichalski family tavern & picnic garden Avenel social site for nearly 80 years Replaced by Maple Tree Manor 2003 Circa 1830Map (db m206819) HM
5New Jersey, Middlesex County, Avenel — St. Andrew Church
On Avenel Street near North Madison Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
First Mass held in School No. 4 First church dedicated 1939 Served former Rahway Prison & Woodbridge Development Center Current church built 1956 Est. September 1920Map (db m206822) HM
6New Jersey, Middlesex County, Colonia — 365 New Dover Road
On New Dover Road at Sherwood Road, on the left when traveling west on New Dover Road.
Original structure mid 18th century James Hora addition, 1781-1852r Van Wyck farmhouse John & Etheldreda Andregg home 1926-1956 Mrs. Andregg active in NJ Garden ClubsMap (db m199089) HM
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7New Jersey, Middlesex County, Colonia — Bridesmaid House
On Colonia Boulevard at New Dover Road, on the right when traveling north on Colonia Boulevard.
Home of David L & Gertrude Hedges Bridesmaid of Helen Cone "The Colony" Planned community for wealthy businessmen & their families Promoted by the Cones 1912Map (db m199085) HM
8New Jersey, Middlesex County, Colonia — Colonia Memorials
On Chain o'Hills Road at Dover Road, in the median on Chain o'Hills Road.
Colonia Memorial In honor of those who from Colonia have served their country Historic Memorial Triangle Park 1950 In honor of the brave men and women who lost their lives in the service of their country. Korea – Vietnam In honor . . . Map (db m148318) WM
9New Jersey, Middlesex County, Colonia — Colonia Triangle
On Chain O'Hills Road near Dover Road, on the right when traveling west.
Site of Jones sawmill Grist mill built 1682 by Jonathan Bishop Library built 1939, bricks from Savage estate. Colonia town meeting placeMap (db m190054) HM
10New Jersey, Middlesex County, Colonia — Devonshire1917
On Devon Road near New Dover Road, on the right when traveling south.
Family home of Will & Eva Rollinson. Farm until 1923. Social center for "The Colony". Restored 2013.Map (db m190055) HM
11New Jersey, Middlesex County, Colonia — Kinnekort
On New Dover Road at Devon Road, on the right when traveling west on New Dover Road.
Country Home of Edward and Helen Savage Cone founders and developers of The Colony, a planned, elite, estate community 1904Map (db m199433) HM
12New Jersey, Middlesex County, Colonia — The Trees
On New Dover Road at Middlesex Avenue, on the right when traveling west on New Dover Road.
"Old Cone Place" Pre-Revolutionary War House First residence of the Cone family, to whom the name Colonia can be credited CIRCA 1775Map (db m199090) HM
13New Jersey, Middlesex County, Colonia — U.S. General Hospital No. 3
On New Dover Road at Dorset Road, on the left when traveling west on New Dover Road.
WWI site of army hospital and rehabilitation center World-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Fred Albee, director 1918-1919Map (db m199092) HM
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14New Jersey, Middlesex County, Cranbury — Cranberry Mills
On South Main Street at Evans Drive, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
This gristmill stone commemorates Cranberry Mills, the first industry in Cranbury - erected by Thomas Grubbs in 1737, on the south side of Cranbury Brook. The village, was once called Cranberry or Cranberry Town, changed its name to Cranbury late in . . . Map (db m36117) HM
15New Jersey, Middlesex County, Cranbury — Parsonage Barn
On Cranbury Neck Road.
This circa 1741 barn is the oldest in Cranbury and one of the oldest in New Jersey. It is a significant example of barn construction of the 18th century with its beams being hand hewn from white oak. Originally part of the Parsonage Plantation of . . . Map (db m93829) HM
16New Jersey, Middlesex County, Cranbury — Site of Encampment
On South Main Street, 0.5 miles Plainsboro Road, on the right when traveling south.
Site of encampment of Washington and his troops June 26, 1778Map (db m36080) HM
17New Jersey, Middlesex County, Cranbury — Site of House of Dr. Hezekiah StitesB. 1726 –D.1796
On South Main Street.
On June 26, 1778, Gen. George Washington met here with Col. Alexander Hamilton and Gen. Lafayette to plan what was to become the Battle of Monmouth.Map (db m93841) WM
18New Jersey, Middlesex County, Cranbury — The Cranbury Dam
On South Main Street (County Road 535) 0.2 miles Station Road (County Route 615), on the left when traveling north.
The dam, constructed in the 1800's with rebuilding and repairs through the late 19th century, diverted the Cranbury Brook in order to supply power to the local grist and saw mills. Local sewer construction in the 1977 unearthed and partially . . . Map (db m36399) HM
19New Jersey, Middlesex County, Cranbury — 238 — The First Presbyterian Church and CemeteryAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
On South Main Street.
Civil War MonumentThe Civil War Soldiers Monument in this cemetery, located behind the church building complex, is one of New Jersey’s earliest Civil War monuments. On June 3, 1865, Reverend Joseph Gaston Symmes of the First Presbyterian Church . . . Map (db m122264) HM WM
20New Jersey, Middlesex County, Cranbury — The Second Presbyterian Church of Cranbury
On Westminster Place at Wesley Place, on the left when traveling east on Westminster Place.
The Sexton's House The adjacent private home located at 3 Westminster Place was constructed in 1840 as the home of the Sexton of the Church. As with most historic homes in Cranbury, this house has been modified since its original . . . Map (db m95880) HM
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21New Jersey, Middlesex County, Cranbury — Todd Beamer
On North Main Street, 0.1 miles Plainsboro Road, on the right when traveling south.
This building is named in honor of Todd Beamer By act of congress P.L. 107-129 January 16, 2002Map (db m36075) HM
22New Jersey, Middlesex County, East Brunswick — Basilone Memorial Bridge
On New Jersey Turnpike-Rest Stop (Interstate 95), on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to the Memory of Gunnery Sergeant John A. Basilone of Raritan, NJ, United States Marine Corps. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism at Guadalcanal 1942. Killed in Action at Iwo Jima 1945. November 30, . . . Map (db m60985) WM
23New Jersey, Middlesex County, East Brunswick — L.J. Smith Farmhouse
On Milltown Road.
The L.J. Smith Farmhouse, circa 1860 stands as a tribute to the 19th century farming community of East Brunswick. Here lived “Apple Kings” and “Master Farmers,” George Smith and his son, Lawrence J. Smith, who were renowned . . . Map (db m93891) HM
24New Jersey, Middlesex County, East Brunswick — The Appleby Devoe Memorial Library
On Main Street (County Route 615) at Rutgers Road, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
Built on an indian camping ground, this library faces the route of America's first steam train. Across the river, stage coaches once plied their way from South Amboy to Burlington. In 1778 Washington's troops passed near the library site on their . . . Map (db m96087) HM
25New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — Camp Kilmer
On Kilmer Road at Cliff Prescod Lane, on the left when traveling east on Kilmer Road.
Camp Kilmer was the first Army camp constructed for the express purpose of staging Army men to and from the New York Port of Embarkation. In August, 1941, the New York Port of Embarkation, in accordance with a directive from the Secretary of War, . . . Map (db m166517) WM
26New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — Colored Burial GroundPiscatawaytown Burial Ground
On Germantown Road at Church Street, on the left when traveling east on Germantown Road.
In October 1880. Dr. Ezra M. Hunt of Metuchen listed all the graves in the Piscatawavtown Burial Ground. He identified five graves in the south-west corner as the "Colored Burial Ground”. Subsequent to Dr. Hunt's list. there were two . . . Map (db m192905) HM
27New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — Danish Home
On New Durham Road at Interstate 287, on the right when traveling east on New Durham Road.
In 1914, the Danish Brotherhood & Sisterhood Lodges of the North East established the Danish Home for their aged members. The property was a 72 acre farm with an old Victorian house in an area known, at the time, as Raritan Township. The land was . . . Map (db m53349) HM
28New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — Fords Porcelain Works
Near King Georges Post Road near New Jersey Route 440, on the right when traveling north.
Founder Abel Hansen President Fords National Bank Made sanitary plumbing fixtures Four acre site Employed 100 skilled men 1906Map (db m203101) HM
29New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — Oak Tree PondOak Tree Pond Historic Park
On Oak Tree Avenue at North Dover Road, on the right when traveling west on Oak Tree Avenue.
The Oak Tree Pond, used by generations of residents for fishing and skating, has a surface area of one acre, making it the largest body of water in northern Edison. Spring fed, the pond also receives runoff from the surrounding area. The outflow . . . Map (db m53341) HM
30New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — Saint James ChurchPiscatawaytown Burial Ground
On Woodbridge Avenue at Myrtle Street, on the right when traveling east on Woodbridge Avenue.
St. James Episcopal Church was established in 1704. The original structure was built in 1724. In 1835 the church was destroyed by a tornado. It was rebuilt using as much of the original wood and fixtures as possible. The rear section was built in . . . Map (db m53332) HM
31New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — Sarah B. Jordan Boarding House
On Christie Street at Tower Street, on the right when traveling west on Christie Street.
Plaque 1: In the fall of 1878, Thomas Edison asked Sarah Jordan, a relative of his wife Mary, to open and operated a boarding house in Menlo Park. She was the daughter of the first wife of Mary’s father Nicholas Stilwell. Moving from Newark, . . . Map (db m162083) HM
32New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — The Oak Tree Engagement and the Battle of the Short Hills
On Oak Tree Avenue at North Dover Road on Oak Tree Avenue.
The Oak Tree Engagement of June 26, 1777 took place in Edison Township near this marker. The engagement was one of four near continuous skirmishes that were known as the Battle of the Short Hills. In late 1776, the revolutionary forces under . . . Map (db m213296) HM
33New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — The Oak Tree NeighborhoodOak Tree Pond Historic Park
On Oak Tree Avenue at North Dover Road, on the right when traveling west on Oak Tree Avenue.
The Oak Tree neighborhood is named for the large oak tree which stood at the Oak Tree Corner. A market was located here during the Colonial era. It was through this crossroads during the Revolutionary War that Generals Howe and Cornwallis lead the . . . Map (db m53346) HM
34New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — The Raritan River
On U.S. 1.
The Raritan Indians lived in this valley. Indian trails from the Hudson to the Delaware and from the mountains to the sea crossed the river near here. Henry Hudson discovered the Raritan in 1609 and the English settled at Piscataway in 1667. . . . Map (db m66977) HM
35New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — The Reuben Ayers HouseOak Tree Pond Historic Park
On Oak Tree Avenue at North Dover Road, on the right when traveling west on Oak Tree Avenue.
For over 200 years, a farmhouse was located on this site. It was a simple one and one-half story house that had several additions over the years. The house was on a small hill, facing south, with a driveway leading down to New Dover Road. (Center . . . Map (db m53338) HM
36New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower
On 37 Christie Street.
Plaque 1: This tower marks the site of the experimental laboratory built by Thomas Alva Edison, born Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847. The laboratory structure occupied by the inventor from 1876 to 1886, was transported in 1929 by his friend . . . Map (db m33292) HM
37New Jersey, Middlesex County, Edison — Thomas Alva Edison Menlo Park Memorial
On Christie Street at Lincoln Highway on Christie Street.
On this site 1876—1882 Thomas Alva Edison Began his work of service for the world to illumine the path of progress and lighten labor for mankind. This tablet is placed by the Edison Pioneers to attest the gratitude of the . . . Map (db m33259) HM
38New Jersey, Middlesex County, Fords — Cutter House
On Main Street at Bersey Court, on the left when traveling west on Main Street.
Farmhouse for Cutter plantation Prominent Colonial family Owned by Van Voorhees, Anderson & Solowinski families Farm use through 1950s c1700Map (db m202550) HM
39New Jersey, Middlesex County, Fords — Fords Company No.1 District 7
On King Georges Road (County Route 501) at Crows Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on King Georges Road.
Corielle St. firehouse 1912 King Georges Post Rd. firehouse 1967 Renovated 2006 Fords Fire Protection Bureau 1986 Fords Fire Rescue 1994 Est. 1911Map (db m202551) HM
40New Jersey, Middlesex County, Fords — Fords Corner
On Amboy Avenue (New Jersey Route 501) at Fords Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Amboy Avenue.
Trail crossroads first traveled by Native Americans and European Settlers Today known as Fords Rendezvous spot for the Jersey Blues Circa 1686Map (db m202552) HM
41New Jersey, Middlesex County, Helmetta — Borough of Helmetta
On Main St (County Route 615), on the right when traveling west.
The Helmetta Historical Society Established 1994 Borough of Helmetta incorporated in 1888 George W. Helme Snuff Mill Historic District Listed on State Register of Historic Places February 1, 1980 Listed on the National Register of . . . Map (db m95750) HM
42New Jersey, Middlesex County, Highland Park — Invention of the Band-AidThe Band-Aid Bench
On South Fourth Avenue south of Raritan Avenue (New Jersey Route 27), on the right when traveling south.
1920, to help his wife, Josephine, Highland Park resident Earle Dickson invented the BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages. Sponsored by the Highland Parks Arts Commission Constructed by Lucky Jo Boscarino — 2019Map (db m165720) HM
43New Jersey, Middlesex County, Iselin — First Presbyterian Church Of Iselin
On Oak Tree Road east of Middlesex Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Uniontown, early Iselin label Named for Church's Union Society Green Street Union Chapel 1864 Church at current site 1923 Expanded 1954 1859Map (db m208858) HM
44New Jersey, Middlesex County, Iselin — Iselin Chemical Hook and Ladder Co. District 11
On Auth Avenue near Wilus Way.
First firehouse-Oak Tree Road Current headquarters-1956 Substation at New Dover Road-1963 Expanded 1986 and 1993 Est. 1924Map (db m208857) HM
45New Jersey, Middlesex County, Iselin — St. Cecelia Church
On Vernam Street at Wilus Way, on the right when traveling east on Vernam Street.
Designated mission church of St. Mary's 1915 First Church 1923 Parochial School 1951-2012 Church/School built 1953 Modern Church consecrated 1989 1914Map (db m208856) HM
46New Jersey, Middlesex County, Jamesburg — The Bell Shall Not Toll
On Lakeview Avenue, in the median.
The bell shall not toll but will remain forever silent in memory of those from Monroe Township who gave their lives in the service of their countryMap (db m34159) HM
47New Jersey, Middlesex County, Menlo Park — The Invention of the Phonograph
On Tower Street south of Christie Street, on the right when traveling south.
Plaque 1: The Menlo Park Laboratory holds the unique distinction of being the location where sound was recorded and played back for the very first time. In July 1877, Thomas Alva Edison came up with the idea of recording and playing back . . . Map (db m162587) HM
48New Jersey, Middlesex County, Menlo Park — Thomas Alva Edison’s Menlo Park Invention Factory
On Christie Street near Tower Road, on the left when traveling north.
Plaque 1: 1876-1882 Main Laboratory Building In 1875, Thomas Edison was a young relatively unknown inventor with a shop and small laboratory in Newark, New Jersey. Seeking to move out of the crowded city, he asked his father, Samuel, to look . . . Map (db m162435) HM
49New Jersey, Middlesex County, Menlo Park — Thomas Edison and the Electric Railway
On Christie Street at Middlesex Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Christie Street.
Thomas Edison’s inspiration to perfect the electric railway arose when he stood in the fields of Wyoming in 1878. Gazing out over the vast fields waiting to be harvested, Edison realized that the transportation of the grain by steam engine would be . . . Map (db m162266) HM
50New Jersey, Middlesex County, Menlo Park — Thomas Edison’s Office 1879 to 1884
On Christie Street at Tower Street, on the left when traveling west on Christie Street.
The foundations are of Thomas Alva Edison’s office here at the Menlo Park laboratory complex. The building was completed in early 1879 along with a brick machine shop. This building contained Edison’s massive library and in the basement was a vault . . . Map (db m162716) HM
51New Jersey, Middlesex County, Metuchen — Menlo Park Terrace
On Maryknoll Road east of Hudson Street.
Close-knit, family-centered development School opened 1958; now grades K-5 Heart of community Home to local groups Neighborhood playground 2013 1954Map (db m208852) HM
52New Jersey, Middlesex County, Milltown — South Main Street Firehouse
On South Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
Erected in 1889, the building served as Milltown School No. 78 until 1908 when the Milltown Public School was built on West Church Street. Once the move was made to the newer facility, this structure was used as the Milltown Municipal Building and . . . Map (db m95772) HM
53New Jersey, Middlesex County, Monroe Township — Dey Farm Historic Site Monroe Township
Near Old Church Road.
The Charles Dey family acquired this 42 acre site on Old Church Road in 1927. Typical of farmsteads in this era, the house, which had been constructed in three stages beginning in 1820, was complemented by its red barns, shed and protective shade . . . Map (db m95998) HM
54New Jersey, Middlesex County, Monroe Township — Eisenhower Tree
On School House Road at Perrineville Road, on the right when traveling west on School House Road.
Planted June 2001 Honoring every veteran who has served our nation With respect and gratitude, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 262 Monroe Township, New JerseyMap (db m35847) HM
55New Jersey, Middlesex County, Monroe Township — Monroe Township Memorial Park
Near Prospect Plains Road (County Road 614) 0.1 miles east of Half Acre Road.
Welcome to the Monroe Township Memorial Park Sculpture Designed by Blaise Batko The symbols used in the design of this site reflect the events that touched all of our lives on September 11, 2001. The nine black granite panels signify . . . Map (db m35607) HM
56New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Air-Inflated Double-Layer Polyethylene GreenhouseHistoric Landmark of Agricultural Engineering
Near College Farm Road, 0.2 miles north of U.S. 1, on the left when traveling north.
A crucial step in the evolution of modern plant agriculture was the development of low-cost, energy-efficient greenhouse structures that provide optimum growing conditions year-round. In 1964, Professor William J. Roberts developed . . . Map (db m195092) HM
57New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Alexander Hamilton Horse Artillery Battery
Near Somerset Street at George Street.
Here Early December 1776 Alexander Hamilton (Graduate of King’s College) with his Battery of horse artillery covered the ford of the Raritan delaying the advance of the British across the river while Washington withdrew through Princeton to . . . Map (db m10010) HM
58New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Alexander Johnston Hall1830
On College Avenue at Somerset Street, on the right when traveling south on College Avenue.
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey ---------- Alexander Johnston Hall 1830 ----------Alexander Johnston Hall, the second oldest building at Rutgers, was designed by Nicholas Wyckoff in 1830 to provide a home for the Rutgers Preparatory . . . Map (db m62727) HM
59New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple
On Livingston Avenue.
Congregation Anshe Emeth was founded October 11, 1859. It was the first incorporated Jewish congregation in Middlesex County, and the fourth in New Jersey. The congregation, which followed American Reform liturgical practices, built New Brunswick’s . . . Map (db m94036) HM
60New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Brigadier General Anthony Walton White grave markerChrist Church Cemetery
On Paterson Street.
(Inscription on the grave marker is illigible) (Bronze Tablet) In Memory of Brigadier General Anthony Walton White An officer of the American Army of the Revolution. A member of General Washington’s staff. Washington, Lafayette, and Kosciuszko . . . Map (db m94019) WM
61New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Buccleuch
On George Street (County Route 672), on the left when traveling west.
Built about 1735 and occupied until 1774 by Anthony White whose wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Lewis Morris, and whose son was General Anthony White. Owned and occupied from 1774 by General William Burton of the British Army. Owned by the . . . Map (db m8979) HM
62New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Buccleuch Mansion
On George Street.
Buccleuch Mansion was built circa 1735-1739 by Anthony White for his bride Elizabeth, daughter of New Jersey Royal Governor Lewis Morris. Their son, Anthony Walton White, who was born and raised here, was an aide-de-camp to George Washington and an . . . Map (db m94010) HM
63New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Christ Church
On Paterson Street.
Christ Church, founded in 1742, was entered onto the National Register of Historic Places in July 28, 1989. In 1776, the third public reading of the Declaration of Independence was made from the foot of the church tower. Funding for the Exterior . . . Map (db m94014) HM
64New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Christ Church Parish
On Paterson Street.
Christ Church Parish was organized in 1742 through the efforts of the Society for the Propacation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts-Samuel Seabury First Bishop in America 1754 Rector 1757-Abraham Beach active in the organization of the Episcopal Church . . . Map (db m94018) HM
65New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Class of 1924 Memorial
On Somerset Street, on the right when traveling west.
Gift of Class of 1924 in memory of Victor W. Simons, USNR August W. Lentz, Jr., USN Basil D. Gallagher, AUS died in World War II 1949Map (db m62731) HM WM
66New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — College Hall
On George Street south of Liberty Street, on the right when traveling south.
Here in 1791, at what was then the end of George Street, stood College Hall, the second home of Queen’s College, now Rutgers University. The first home of the college with its grammar school, 1771-1791, was at the north-east corner of Albany and . . . Map (db m62694) HM
67New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Cuban Howitzer
On Easton Avenue at Park Blvd., on the right when traveling west on Easton Avenue.
Howitzer taken from Cabanas Fortress Havana Harbor, Cuba 1898Map (db m15769) HM
68New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Daniel S. Schanck Observatory1866
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Daniel S. Schanck Observatory 1866 The Daniel S. Schanck Observatory, a two-story edifice which includes a revolving roof and a rear wing connected by a passageway, was . . . Map (db m10068) HM
69New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — First Constitutional Convention in New Jersey
On College Avenue south of Senior Street, on the right when traveling south.
Here on June 12 1947 The First Constitutional Convention to be held in New Jersey in one hundred three years was convened - Here at Rutgers University – The State University of New Jersey eighty one Delegates, men and women elected by the . . . Map (db m168342) HM
70New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Frelinghuysen Hall
On George Street north of Bishop Place, on the right when traveling north.
Built in 1956, Frelinghuysen Hall is named for the Frelinghuysen family, including U.S. Senator Frederick Frelinghuysen (1753-1804), who enslaved Black people. He was a trustee and the first instructor at Queen's College (renamed Rutgers College). . . . Map (db m188172) HM
71New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Geology Hall1872
Near Somerset Street at George Street.
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Geology Hall 1872 This brownstone structure was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, the great-great-grandson of Rutgers’ first president. The building served as home to . . . Map (db m10017) HM
72New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Gray Terrace
On College Avenue just north of Hamilton Street, on the left when traveling north.
Built in 1873, Gray Terrace, the private residence of Robert Wood Johnson, stood on the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street. Brothers Robert Wood, James Wood, and Edward Mead Johnson founded Johnson & Johnson in 1886 in New Brunswick. . . . Map (db m208929) HM
73New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Guest House
On Livingston Avenue at Morris Street, on the left when traveling south on Livingston Avenue.
Built by Henry Guest, 1760, of local stone. Thomas Paine once stayed here briefly. Relocated in 1925, became Art Center in 1940.Map (db m8956) HM
74New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Hardenbergh Hall
On George Street, 0.2 miles west of Bishop Place, on the right when traveling west.
Hardenbergh Hall was built in 1956 and named for Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh, who profited from the enslavement of Black people. Hardenbergh was a founder of Queen's College (renamed Rutgers College) and appointed its first president. He was a Dutch . . . Map (db m185252) HM
75New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Henry Guest House
On Morris Street just east of Livingston Avenue (New Jersey Route 171), on the right when traveling east.
The Henry Guest House is the second oldest structure in New Brunswick. In 1760, Alderman Henry Guest, a tanner, constructed this sturdy home of native stone near the bank of Lyell's Brook at what later became the corner of Livingston Avenue and New . . . Map (db m208907) HM
76New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — InnovationJohnson & Johnson — Robert Wood Johnson / Frederick Barnett Kilmer —
On George Street at Albany Street (New Jersey Route 27), on the right when traveling south on George Street.
Robert Wood Johnson founded Johnson & Johnson with his two brothers, Edward Mead and James Wood in 1886. Launched as an innovative startup, they invented the world's first mass-produced sterile surgical supplies. That same year James found a . . . Map (db m208913) HM
77New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Kirkpatrick Chapel1873 — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey —
Near Somerset Street near George Street.
Kirkpatrick Chapel, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh (great-great-grandson of the first president of Rutgers, also the architect of Geology Hall), was built as a chapel and library. The library was removed in 1903, thus increasing the . . . Map (db m10016) HM
78New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Kirkpatrick Chapel
On George Street at Somerset Street, on the right when traveling south on George Street.
Built in 1873 in the High Victorian Gothic Revival style, this chapel was designed by New Brunswick native, Henry J. Hardenbergh, the great-great-grandson of Rutgers' first president, Rev. Jacob Hardenbergh. Its vibrant glass windows are some of the . . . Map (db m208911) HM
79New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Landing Lane Bridge - 1895Raritan Landing, Piscataway Township — Middlesex County, NJ —
On Landing Lane, on the right when traveling south.
Erected by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Middlesex County Michael Welsh Director Geo H Blakeley Consulting Engineer Penn Bridge Co Builders Beaver Falls PA Landing Lane Bridge is a three span, haunched deck girder structure. It . . . Map (db m109273) HM
80New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Men of Rutgers CollegeWho fought for the cause of independence in the American Revolution
To the memory of the men of Rutgers College Who fought for the cause of independence in the American Revolution This tablet is placed by the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on the 150th anniversary (November 10, . . . Map (db m10071) HM
81New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Milestones in MicrobiologyAmerican Society for Microbiology
On Lipman Dr, on the left when traveling west.
In 1901, Edward B. Vorhees established here the country's first academic Department of Soil Chemistry and Bacteriology. Early studies by Jacob Lipman, Selman Waksman, Robert Starkey, and René Dubos explored microbial roles in the nitrogen cycle, . . . Map (db m99308) HM
82New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — New Brunswick
On Albany Street (New Jersey Route 27) at Burnet Street (New Jersey Route 18), on the right when traveling west on Albany Street.
Settlement begun about 1680 by Dutch and English received from George II city charter as New Brunswick in 1730. This highway was an Indian trail to the falls of the Delaware and the Minisink Trail to Navesink crossed it here. It became the Great . . . Map (db m62691) HM
83New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — New Brunswick and the American Revolution / Crossroads of the American RevolutionCrossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area
On College Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Hamilton Street, on the left when traveling north.
New Brunswick and the American Revolution General George Washington and his Continental Army troops arrived at New Brunswick on November 29, 1776 during a retreat across New Jersey that had begun at Fort Lee nine days earlier. Washington . . . Map (db m208921) HM
84New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — New Brunswick Civil War Monument1861       1865
On George Street at Liberty Street, on the right when traveling south on George Street.
Erected by the people of New Brunswick in memory of the brave soldiers and sailors who fought in the defence of the Union during the War of the Rebellion Williamsburg • Antietam • Fredericksburg • New Bern • Atlanta • Gettysburg • Winchester • . . . Map (db m62714) WM
85New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — New Brunswick Free Public Library
On Livingston Avenue (New Jersey Route 171) just south of Morris Street, on the right when traveling north.
In 1902, industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie offered the City of New Brunswick $50,000 for a new library building. The next year, in November 1903, the building opened to the public. George K. Parsells was the architect who designed and . . . Map (db m208910) HM
86New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — New Brunswick Inn Site
On Albany Street (New Jersey Route 27) at Neilson Street, on the left when traveling west on Albany Street.
Under the rooftree of the Inn which occupied this site General Washington tarried when in New Brunswick ----- On the adjoining square upon the arrival of the express rider the Declaration of Independence was acclaimed by all loyal citizens on July . . . Map (db m8954) HM
87New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — New Brunswick Sailors
On Easton Avenue at Park Blvd., on the right when traveling west on Easton Avenue.
The city of New Brunswick, N.J. erects this memorial to her three sons who perished on the U.S.S. Maine February 15, 1898 in Havana Harbor, Cuba --------------- Frederick Lawrence Jernee William Henry Robinson John Henry Ziegler Back of . . . Map (db m15768) HM
88New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — New Brunswick Station
On Albany Street at Easton Avenue on Albany Street.
Date 1903 William H. Brown, Engineer The New Jersey Railroad, chartered in 1832, was completed between Jersey City and New Brunswick in 1835. On January 2, 1836, the first train, a new locomotive named "The New Brunswick" traveled down from . . . Map (db m95769) HM
89New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Old Queens
Near Somerset Street, on the left when traveling east.
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90New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — On This High Ground
On Seminary Place, on the right when traveling west.
On this high ground the 7th Regiment of the British Army had its camp and a redoubt while General Howe and his troops occupied New Brunswick December 1, 1776 to June 22, 1777. At the edge of the hill above the river a battery of the American Army . . . Map (db m41468) HM
91New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Paul RobesonApril 9, 1898 - January 23, 1976
Near Seminary Place just north of College Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Paul Robeson was one of the 20th century's greatest voices and trailblazing human rights and peace activist. The son of The Rev. William Drew Robeson, who escaped from slavery at the age of 15, and Maria Louisa Bustill, a free Black educator of . . . Map (db m168734) HM
92New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
On George Street south of Liberty Street, on the right when traveling south.
Honoring Middlesex County recipients of “The Purple Heart” our nation’s oldest military medal My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will . . . Map (db m62736) WM
93New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Queen’s Campus1809
On Somerset Street at George Street, on the right when traveling west on Somerset Street.
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Queen’s Campus 1809 Queen’s College (now Rutgers University) opened for instruction in 1771 in a tavern known as “the Sign of the Red Lion” on the corner of . . . Map (db m10013) HM
94New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Queen’s Campus1809
On Somerset Street at College Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Somerset Street.
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Queen’s Campus 1809 Queen’s College (now Rutgers University) opened for instruction in 1771 in a tavern known as “the Sign of the Red Lion” on the corner of . . . Map (db m10040) HM
95New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Queen’s College
[Upper Right Hand Marker]: “Expediens est seminaria verae sophiae ericere” XXX MAI MDCCLV Queen’s College Founded by Royal Charter 10, Nov. 1766 Fixed its third site by the erection of this . . . Map (db m10069) HM
96New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Route Taken by Washington
On Albany Street (New Jersey Route 27) at Neilson Street, on the right when traveling east on Albany Street.
Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty ” --------------- Marking the route taken by Washington from Philadelphia to Cambridge to assume command of the Patriot Army in 1775 --------------- Placed here by The New Jersey . . . Map (db m62692) HM
97New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Rutgers 9/11 Memorial
Near Somerset Street, on the right when traveling west.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey --------------- In memory of the men and women of Rutgers who were innocent victims of the terrorist attacks September 11,2001 Paul A. Acquavina   RC ’94 • Evan J. Baron   NCAS ’81 • David O. Campbell . . . Map (db m62733) HM
98New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Rutgers Preparatory School
On Somerset Street west of College Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
This building was erected in 1830 to house the grammar school known later as Rutgers Preparatory School. Contributions from the citizens of New Brunswick and the Trustees of Rutgers College financed its construction. Rutgers Preparatory . . . Map (db m208918) HM
99New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Saint Peter the Apostle R.C. Church1856
On Somerset Street just east of College Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Listed in The New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places 2005 Restoration work funded in part by a grant from the Garden State Historic Preservation rust Fund, administered by the New Jersey Historic Trust, State of New Jersey . . . Map (db m208915) HM
100New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Selman Waksman and AntibioticsMartin Hall, Cook College, Rutgers University, 1936-1952 — National Historic Chemical Landmark —
On Lipman Dr, on the left when traveling west.
Here, in Martin Hall, Selman A. Waksman and his students isolated antibiotics produced by actinomycetes, most notably streptomycin, the first effective pharmaceutical treatment for tuberculosis, cholera, and typhoid fever. They also isolated . . . Map (db m99305) HM

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