Thursday, April 2, 2015

South Orange Before RR Elevation

All photos courtesy of Steamtown National Historic Site Archives

Below: South Orange on an 1895 map

              Above C1661: looking south (westward bound) along the RR across Montrose Avenue at the                                                                Mountain Station 9/5/1913

         Below C1662: looking east along Montrose Avenue across RR, Mountain Station to right 9/5/1913

Above C1663: looking west along Montrose Avenue across RR, Mountain Station to left 9/5/1913

Below C1672: looking south (westward bound) along RR at Mead Street 9/15/1913

                                  Below C1673: looking east along Randolph St across RR 9/15/1913

            Below C1674: looking south (westward bound) along RR across Mead St 9/15/1913

Above C1675: looking east along Mead Street across RR 9/15/1913

Below C1676: looking west on Mead Street across RR 9/15/1913

       Above C1677: looking south (westward bound) along RR across South Orange Avenue 9/15/1913

                        Below C1678: looking east on South Orange Avenue across RR 9/15/1913

               Above C1679: looking west along South Orange Avenue across RR 9/15/1913

 Below C1680: looking south along Railroad Alley beside westward bound RR, 1st Street intersection, as seen from the south end of the RR station                                                                          9/15/1913


Above C1681: looking south (westward bound) along RR across 3rd Street 9/15/1913

Below C1682: looking east along 3rd Street across RR 9/15/1913

Above C1683: looking west along 3rd Street across RR 9/15/1913

Below: 6/9/1914
                Above C2084--South Orange, NJ--Montrose Avenue, eastward bound view down tracks (1914.06.09); Mountain Station is to photographer's right

Below: The Mountain Station on a 1912 Sanborn Insurance map



                             Below  C2085--South Orange, NJ--Mountain Station (1914.06.09); looking westward bound. Mountain Station platform  in distant left

          Below: detail from C2085 (above photo) showing Mountain Station platform at intersection with Montrose Ave , 6/9/1914


Above and below: postcard photos of Mountain Station looking westbound across Montrose Ave


                  C2086--South Orange, NJ--Montrose Avenue from Clark Street (1914.06.09)

                      C2087 South Orange, NJ--Meeker Street, eastward view (1914.06.09)

C2088--South Orange, NJ--Meeker Street, westward view (1914.06.09)

C2089--South Orange, NJ--Montrose Avenue, southward view from Meeker Street
(1914.06.09)

C2090--South Orange, NJ--Mountain Station (on right), eastbound side, Montrose Ave, green houses in background (1914.06.09)

C2091--South Orange, NJ--Montrose Avenue, westward view from Vose Avenue, greenhouses on left
(1914.06.09)

C2092--South Orange, NJ--Vose Avenue, Lowenthal Residence (1914.06.09) 

C2093--South Orange, NJ--Vose Avenue, Michael Lyon Conservatory (1914.06.09) 

C2094--South Orange, NJ--Randolph Place, northward view from Vose Avenue 
(1914.06.09) 

C2095--South Orange, NJ--Randolph Place, eastward view (1914.06.09)

C2096--South Orange, NJ--Mt. House Road, southward view from Meeker Street 
(1914.06.09) 

C2097--South Orange, NJ--West Turrel Avenue, southward view from Meeker 
Street (1914.06.09) 

C2098--South Orange, NJ--South Orange Field Club, looking SE toward railroad (1914.06.09) 

Below: postcard photo looking SE toward railroad

C2099--South Orange, NJ--Grade crossing, Turrel Avenue, westward view 
(1914.06.09) 

C2100--South Orange, NJ--Grade crossing, Turrel Avenue, eastward view 
(1914.06.09)

C2101--South Orange, NJ--Grade crossing, Mead Street, eastward view 
(1914.06.09) 

                C2102--South Orange, NJ--ROW, westward view from playground (1914.06.09)

                   C2103--South Orange, NJ--ROW, eastward view from playground (1914.06.09

                        C2104--South Orange, NJ looking N across South Orange Ave on east side of tracks 13.9 (1914.06.09)

                   C2105--South Orange, NJ--looking S (westbound) across South Orange Ave at South Orange Station, South (1914.06.09)


                             C2106--South Orange, NJ- looking SW across South Orange Ave -Passenger station (1914.06.09)

                       
             Above and below: C2106--South Orange, NJ--Passenger station (1914.06.09)

Above and below: C2107 looking N toward South Orange Ave--South Orange, NJ--Passenger station (1914.06.09)

                                                           

Above and below: postcard photos


             C2108--South Orange, NJ--Railroad Alley between First and Second Streets (1914.06.09)

                 C2109--South Orange, NJ--Railroad Alley, Tennement House (1914.06.09)

C2110--South Orange, NJ--Railroad Alley, Rose Keirnan property, eastward 
view (1914.06.09) 

C2111--South Orange, NJ--Second Street, northward view (1914.06.09) 

C2112--South Orange, NJ--H. B. Halsey Lumber & Coal Company (1914.06.09)


C2113--South Orange, NJ--H. B. Halsey Lumber & Coal Company, westward view
from Third Street (1914.06.09)

                        C2114--South Orange, NJ--Third Street, eastward view (1914.06.09)

                           C2115--South Orange, NJ--Freight House (1914.06.09)

              C2116--South Orange, NJ--South Orange Avenue, Roll & Sickley Coal Yard (1914.06.09)

                 C2117--South Orange, NJ--South Orange Avenue, looking W across RR (1914.06.09)

                                     C2118--South Orange, NJ--Freight House (1914.06.09)

                         C2119--South Orange, NJ--Third Street, Manda property (1914.06.09)

Above: C2120--South Orange, NJ--Grade crossing, Third Street, westward view (1914.06.09)


              Below: C2121--South Orange, NJ--H. B. Halsey Lumber & Coal Company (1914.06.09
             
Above: C2122--South Orange, NJ--Fourth Street, northward view from Valley Street (1914.06.09)

Below: C2123--South Orange, NJ--H. B. Halsey Lumber &: Coal Company, eastward view (1914.06.09)
                   
              C2124--South Orange, NJ--ROW, westbound view with water tank (1914.06.09)

                      C2125--South Orange, NJ--Round house and interlocking tower (1914.06.09)

C2126--South Orange, NJ--Round house, interlocking tower and water tank, 
eastward view (1914.06.09)



C2127--South Orange, NJ--Round house, interlocking tower and water tank, 
eastbound view (1914.06.09) 

Above: C2128--South Orange, NJ--ROW, 3 track main line, eastward view from Manda's
private crossing (1914.06.09)

                                                                    Below: 10/1/1914

 C2272--South Orange, NJ--ROW, westbound view with water tank, round house out of photo to the right (1914.10.01)

       C2273--South Orange, NJ--ROW,  view with water tank, round house to the far right (1914.10.01)

                      C2274--South Orange, NJ--ROW, eastward view with tower (1914.10.01)

                        C2275--South Orange, NJ--ROW, eastward view with tower (1914.10.01)


                                         Below: 1912 Map showing area covered in 1917 photos below


                                          Below: postcard photo postmarked 1907

Above C4096: 1917

Below C4097: Village Cemetery to the right 1917

Above C4098 and below C4099: Valley St Cemetery on east side of tracks near the intersection of Valley St and 5th St, 1917

Above C4100: 1917

Below C4101: 1917

Below C4102: 1917

                                                              Below: postcard photo of Montrose Lawn Tennis Club


                                                           Below: the station after elevation

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this! I LOVED strolling through time in South Orange. What I wouldn't do to just be able to walk into those photos for one afternoon....

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  2. Fabulous pictures! Thank you for sharing this site!

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