Caldwell Public Library wants help identifying member of Caldwell Chapter of the Order of Demolay.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Wednesday announced a $1.5 million renovation to Kip's Castle Park in Verona.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. unveiled Wednesday the county’s Kip’s Castle renovation plans designed to bring the century-old home into the 21st century, while maintaining its historical integrity. “We have restored the roadways, paths and lighting with grant money from Green Acres and open space,” said DiVincenzo. “We will complete phase after phase until it looks like it did in 1902.” This next phase of Kip's Castle renovations will include fixing or replacing some of its original stain glass windows, replacing the roof to ensure it remains water-tight to preserve the furniture and decorative paintings, adding some ramps and a chair lift to make the first floor handicap accessible, the installation of a handicap-…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Share memories about and see photos of Caldwell landmark destroyed in fire.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The decision to form a district school was a controversial one back then.
Friday, March 29, 2013
It was 61-years-ago this weekend, after a run of 56 years, that trolleys were replaced by buses in Caldwell.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association founded on Caldwell-born U.S. President's birthday one hundred years ago.
One hundred years ago on March 18, the Grover Cleveland Birthplace was sold to the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Association. The sale date coincides with the birthday of the 22nd and 24th U.S. President, who was born in Caldwell on March 18, 1837. In 1913, the foundation of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association was marked with a parade on Bloomfield Avenue shown in the photo above. The photograph appears in John Collins' book, "Remembering the Caldwells." Local resident Richard Gibbs donated a copy of the book to the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association Saturday at the group's annual conference. Gibbs said, "The people were on the way to a ceremony at the birthplace to watch the turning over of ownership of the …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Go down memory lane with these vintage images of Caldwell's beloved ice cream parlor and candy shop.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The first trolleys came to Caldwell in 1896 but not without a fight. Trolleys were a hot button issue in this part of the world in the 1890s. Read excerpts from The Caldwell News.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Caldwell Public LIbrary revives local history collection blog.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Can you help by donating missing copies of the James Caldwell High School 'Clarion'?
The Caldwell Public Library’s local history collection is a little richer thanks to recent donations made by former Caldwell resident Robert A. Young. Among other items, Young donated a 1922 Grover Cleveland High School (now James Caldwell High School) yearbook which belonged to his mother, Emelda (Holt) Young. The copy of the Clarion joins the many Caldwell yearbooks available at the library. But their collection is not complete. According to the winter newsletter, the library is missing the following years and would appreciate donations. 1926-1928 1930-1933 1936 1939-1944 1948-1952 1954-1956 1958-1959 1961-1966 1969-1970 1974-1978 1980-1989 1991-2003 2007 Young also presented the library with two war ration books from World War II and a …