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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Somerville, New Jersey
Location of Somerville, New Jersey
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|Dedicated in grateful and loving tribute to all who served in the armed forces of the United States to defend their ideals and paved the way to peace. — — Map (db m89661) WM|
|Daniel Robert House
25 West End Avenue
Has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
1888 — — Map (db m142279) HM|
|Somerville relies upon volunteers to staff its Fire Department. The first volunteer fire company organized in 1835. Since then, three more companies have formed, all manned by volunteers.
This building was constructed in 1888 for the West End . . . — — Map (db m7315) HM|
|The people's reading room and library was formally established in 1871. The library had several locations until George W. Post, architect of the New York Stock Exchange, designed this neoclassical building expressly for it. Later incorporated as . . . — — Map (db m76365) HM|
|Banking has been conducted on this corner since c. 1857. This beaux arts building of terra cotta brick was designed by local architect Jay C. Van Nuys. It replaced a brick bank structure that was moved to 23 South Bridge Street — — Map (db m63562) HM|
|To the citizens of
in appreciation of their
hospitality in 1917 to the
Fourth New Jersey Infantry.
We also speak for those who sleep in France.
Presented by the
Fourth New Jersey Infantry Post
Number Fifty One, . . . — — Map (db m89660) HM|
This is the actual bicycle used by the late
Furman Frederick Kugler
of Somerville, New Jersey
in winning the First and Second
Tour of Somerville
May 20, 1940 – May 30, 1941
Furman was victorious in over 200 races . . . — — Map (db m7313) HM|
| The Central Railroad of New Jersey mainline crossed here between 1852 to 1976. The CRRNJ was the primary artery of travel to western cities by immigrants entering the United States at Ellis Island and contributed to the suburbanization to northern . . . — — Map (db m74326) HM|
Site of the
National Guard Armory
1910 - 1999
Home of the
2nd National Guard Regiment
The armory also served as an important community and cultural center hosting graduations, dances, rallies, sporting, and other important . . . — — Map (db m5220) HM|
Ruth St. Denis
Modern dance Pioneer
1893 — — Map (db m7312) HM|
|On this site stood the St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage. From 1910 to 1925, it was the home of Paul Robeson, noted actor, singer, scholar, athlete and humanitarian. — — Map (db m49969) HM|
The Citizens of Somerset County
dedicate this Memorial
to the thousands of innocent lives lost
on September 11, 2001
and to the families that loved them.
From this county, we remember and honor:
Evan Jay Barton . . . — — Map (db m5221) HM|
|The Somerset County Court House, constructed in 1909, is a fine example of Beaux-Arts Classicism. It was designed by the firm of Gordon, Tracy and Swartwout. James Reilly Gordon was one of America’s greatest courthouse architects, who also designed . . . — — Map (db m98263) HM|
|Tunison's Tavern C.1748 was located here, making this the site of the oldest continuing business in Somerville. Some of George Washington's troops stayed at Tunison's during the 1778-79 Winter encampment. The tavern and the hotel that replaced it . . . — — Map (db m76364) HM|
|Once the home of Daniel Robert, this castellated Gothic residence was constructed in 1888 and is a careful copy of a celebrated design by noted architect Alexander Jackson Davis.
The building is the second on this site, preceded by a residence in . . . — — Map (db m5348) HM|
| By this route Washington with his army retired after his victory at Princeton Jan. 1777. Erected by Gen. Frelinghuysen Chapter D.A.R. — — Map (db m8899) HM|
|By this route
with his army
retired after his victory
Gen. Frelinghuysen Chapter
D.A.R. — — Map (db m106208) HM|
In commemoration of those from Somerville New Jersey who served their country in the World War. 1917 - 1919. To the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life . . . — — Map (db m76354) WM|
|Honoring the residents of the Borough of Somerville who served in the armed forces during World War II. This plaque is in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their country. 1941 - 1945. — — Map (db m76356) WM|