The Grover Cleveland birthplace was built in 1832 as a pastor's residence for the First Presbyterian Church of…More Caldwell where Cleveland's father, Richard Falley Cleveland, was the minister from 1834 to 1841.
Rev. Cleveland and his wife Ann had Stephen Grover Cleveland on March 18, 1837. Cleveland was the fifth of nine children. When he was 4 years old, the family moved to Fayetteville, N.Y.
The Caldwell home's historical significance began in 1881 when Grover Cleveland ran for governor of New York. In 1885, Cleveland became the 22nd president of the United States and later became the nation's 24th president. A group of Cleveland's friend purchased the home and opened it to the public on March 18, 1913.
The Grover Cleveland historic site is the only house museum in the country recognizing Cleveland's life. The birthplace is listed on New Jersey and national registers of historic places.
The 2.5-acre site features Cleveland's baby cradle, White House chair, clothing and fishing gear.
Grover Cleveland Apartments 2 Arlington Ave, Caldwell, NJ07006 This almost-country landscaped apartment complex offers one- and two-bedroom apartments. Right across from a lovely…More park, the complex area is pleasant and serene.
Grover Cleveland Park is a facility of the Essex County Park System located in a residential area of Caldwell and…More extends into Essex Fells. The park features a slow-flowing brook that leads to a small pond at its end.
Grover Cleveland Park is the seventh-largest park in the Essex County Park system. Construction of the park, named after Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th president of the United States who was born in Caldwell, began in the summer of 1914. The park was completed in 1916.
Those who frequent the park vary, whether it be a couple taking a late afternoon stroll along one of the paths, or one of the local sports teams on one of their practice runs. The main path, that takes you down the center of the park, can lead one of two ways. You can follow it straight down, past the tennis courts or you can take it down to where the bridge connects either side of the brook. If you cross this bridge, the path takes you up to a hiking path through the woods.
In addition to the tennis courts, there are baseball fields, complete with team and spectator benches, a picnic area and a playground.
There are many large trees not only lining the paths of the park, but scattered throughout as well. There are plenty of benches where you can sit down and relax. Lamp posts line the walking path, making evening strolls even nicer and safer.
The Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy (GCPC) has worked with the Essex County Park System since 2001 to improve the conditions of the park.
Grover Cleveland Park prohibits: littering/glass bottles; car washing/car repairs; parking cars on lawns; alcohol; unleashed dogs and motor vehicles inside the park on the walking and bike paths.
The Grover Cleveland Senior Center is cosponsored by the Borough of Caldwell and the Essex County Division on Aging.…More The center is open Monday to Friday to all senior citizens in the West Essex area. Recreational activities include trips, weekly lunches and bingo, movies, card playing and arts and crafts. Health screenings, such as blood pressure checks, are available. The center also offers assistance with problems concerning health insurance, housing, transportation, taxes and information on county-wide services.
The center provides fitness programs and various senior activities in a drop-in center atmosphere.
At one time, First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell owned most of the center of Caldwell, when it was known as…More Horseneck. The church sold the property to build the present church. The name of the community was changed to Caldwell after James Caldwell, the fighting parson, who served as deputy general in George Washington's army and helped establish the church.
The second pastor was Richard Cleveland who named his first son Steven Grover after the first pastor. Grover Cleveland became the 22nd and 24th president of the United States. The Baby Ruth candy bar was later named after Ruth Cleveland, the first baby born in the White House.
The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, with its soaring steeple, is still today a focal point in Caldwell, much like it was more than 200 years ago.