South Orange, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

South Orange, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

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by Naoma Welk
     
 

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With more than two hundred vintage photographs, South Orange presents a distinctive view of a village that has evolved from a rural to a sophisticated landscape. Situated next to a two-thousand-five-hundred-acre forest preserve filled with wildlife, South Orange is just a half-hour drive from Manhattan. In the early 1800s, South Orange was popular for its

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With more than two hundred vintage photographs, South Orange presents a distinctive view of a village that has evolved from a rural to a sophisticated landscape. Situated next to a two-thousand-five-hundred-acre forest preserve filled with wildlife, South Orange is just a half-hour drive from Manhattan. In the early 1800s, South Orange was popular for its reputation as a healthy, relaxing destination-an escape from the increasingly industrial big-city landscapes of the region. Today, this bedroom community presents a unique mix of cosmopolitan and suburban environments.

South Orange follows the village through growth and development, illustrating how it has maintained much of its original character. The many extant homes in a wide variety of late-architectural styles hint at the summer afternoon tea parties of the nineteenth century. The gas-service lamps lining the streets of South Orange were once fueled by whale oil. The home of the Orange Lawn Tennis Club and Seton Hall University, South Orange was also the dwelling place of W.F. Havemeyer, real-estate tycoon, and Louis Bamberger, founder of Bamberger's Department Store, now known as Macy's. Another South Orange notable was William Frederick Allen, editor of the Official Railway Guide, who helped to implement the use of standard time in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738509747
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/19/2002
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author


Author Naoma Welk lives in an 1885 Queen Anne Victorian home in Montrose Park, the historic district of South Orange. A member of the Montrose Park Historic District Association, she is pleased to present South Orange, a history of the village that features photographs from the South Orange Public Library, the Orange Lawn Tennis Club, the Seton Hall University Archives, and private collections.

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South Orange, New Jersey (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This is a great way to learn about South Orange, New Jersey, a town known in the 1850s as a healthy resort town within reach of New York and Newark residents who wanted fresh air and country living. Today South Orange is known for its historic architecture, culture, diversity and excellent commute to New York City. This is a fun way to take an armchair trip back in time.