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1850 Livingston668 views55555
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1910 Nationalities1663 viewsImage from Lonna Doyle55555
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1904 Newark1095 viewsArea east of the Pennsylvania Railroad, including:
Bound Creek, Down Neck (Ironbound), & East Side Park
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1900 North Newark1887 viewsImage from Lonna Doyle55555
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Samuel H. Conger's 1666 Town Lots1235 viewsSouth West Section (Upper Left Quadrant)
Lot 1. The Meeting-House
Captain Treat's Extra
Left of Lot 1. John Johnson
Right of Lot 9. The Parsonage Home Lot
Lot 9. John Browne, Sr.
Lot 41. Stephen Bond
Lot 27. Zachariah Burwell
Lot 24. Ephraim Burwell
Left of Lot 24. Thomas Ludington
Lot 14. John Brooks
Lot 23. Thomas Lyon
Above Lot 14. Joseph Johnson
Above, Right of Lot 14. John Treat
Above Lot 24. John Gregory (12)
Lot 8. Henry Lyon
Lot 29. Walter's second division
Below Lot 29. Joseph Walters
Lot 16. Francis Linle (or Lindsley)
Lot 30. Robert Dalglish (or Douglas)
Below Lot 30. Samuel Camfield
Above Lot 3. Matthew Williams

North West Section (Upper Right Quadrant)
Lot 5. Lieutenant Samuel Swaine
Lot 12. Sergeant Richard Harrison
Lot 15. Edward Ball
Lot 32. John Morris, in 1688
Lot 14. John Ward Sr.
Lot 3. Matthew Camfield
Lot 2. Abraham Pierson Jr.
Lot 1. Jasper Crane
Lot 9. Thomas Pierson, Sr.
Right of Lot 9. Benjamin Baldwin
Lot 18. Thomas Huntington
Right of Lot 19. Alexander Munrow
Lot F. The Elder's Lot
Lot 10. John Ward Jr. the turner
Lot 21. Deacon Richard Laurence
Lot 19. Delivered Crane
Lot 31. Hans Albers
Lot 8. Samuel Rose
Lot G. The Miller's Lot
Above Lot 8. Samuel Dod
Above Lots 19,31. Daniel Dod
Right of Lot G. The Corn Mill

South East Section (Lower Left Quadrant)
(Plus Diagonal Row/Upper Left Quadrant)
Lot 1. Captain Robert Treat
Lot 2. Abraham Pierson
Lot 25. Robert Denison
Lot 22. Thomas Johnson
Lot 21. George Day
Lot 26. Nathaniel Wheeler
Lot 40. Joseph Riggs
Lot 28. William Camp
Lot 35. Martin Tichenor
Lot 7. Stephen Freeman
Lot 23. John Curtis
Lot 18. John Baldwin
Left of Lot 18. Thomas Staples
Lot 19. John Baldwin Jr.
Lot 6. Deacon Michael Tompkins
Lot 20. Jonathan Tomkins
Lot 34. Ephraim Pennington
Left of Lot 34. Seth Tomkins
Lot 39. The Tailor's Lot
Lot 9. Thomas Pierson Jr.
Right/Below Lot 36. Samuel Harrison
Lot 36. John Browne Jr.
Lot 12. Edward Riggs
Lot 33. Hugh Roberts

North East Section (Lower Right Quadrant)
Lot 4 (open face). Deacon Lawrence Ward
Lot 11. John Catlin
Lot 4 (closed face). Samuel Kitchell
Lot 7. Josiah Ward
Lot 10. John Rogers
Lot 13. Robert Kitchell
Lot 5. Jeremiah Pecke
Lot 2. Obadiah Bruen
Right of Lots 10,2. The Seaman's Lot
Left/Below Lot 16. Thomas Richards
Lot 16. John Harrison
Lot 20. Aaron Blatchly
Lot 11. Stephen Davis
Lot 6. Samuel Plum
Lot 17. John Crane
Lot 37. The Boatman's Lot
Lot 15. Robert Lymon
Right of Lot 15. John Davis
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19041225 viewsAlong So. Orange Ave. from Isabella to Clinton Street, showing Alexander Street School, German Zion Church & West End Hose Co. #255555
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1670 Newark, lot's of the first settlers. (partial map)1208 views55555
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Barbara Street564 views55555
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Woodland Cemetery601 views55555
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Norfolk Street1013 views55555
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Prospect Street855 views55555
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South Orange Avenue903 views55555
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Lincoln School712 views55555
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1915 Newark1452 viewsClick here for Map55555
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Sandford Avenue672 views55555
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1872 Newark919 viewsClick here for Map44444
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Woodland Cemetery775 views44444
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1900 West Side Park Plan1335 viewsClick here for Map 44444
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1916 Newark1814 viewsClick here for Map44444
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1853 Newark1372 views33333
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Hensler Brewery779 views33333
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1995 Vailsburg from space1133 viewsSouth Orange Avenue is the horizontal line 1/3 down from the top.
The Garden State Parkway is the vertical line on the right from the bottom to the left side.
Vailsburg Park is on the right side at the intersection of South Orange Avenue and the Garden State Parkway (four baseball diamonds).
Boylan Street Pool is the large white dot along South Orange Avenue, 1/3 in from the right.
Image from Saul M. Caro
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18361294 views33333
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1700 Lyons Farm and Woodruff Farm Narrative1354 viewsFrom Charles McGrath22222
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1966 Newark1632 viewsClick image again to enlarge.22222
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Beach Street550 views22222
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Willet Street546 views22222
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery766 views22222
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Newark 1666 - 17131653 viewsClick on above map to enlarge to a readable size.22222
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1895 Newark, N.J., Harrison-Kearney2275 viewsClick here for Map22222
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1874 Newark2181 viewsClick here for Map 11111
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King Street451 views11111
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1892 Old Burying Ground928 viewsClick here for Map 11111
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Dawson Street405 views11111
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Sussex Street639 views11111
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Norwood Street620 views11111
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1700 Lyons Farm and Woodruff Farm (updated 8/1/06)2165 viewsClick on Map for larger image.11111
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Newark Mountain 16961823 viewsClick on map to enlarge.00000
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Vailsburg circa 18002085 viewsClick on map to enlarge.00000
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Newark 18892345 viewsClick here for Map00000
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1944 Newark1382 viewsClick here for Map00000
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18811604 viewsMap Legend
(1) Lydia Lindsley's House
Lydia Lindsley's house was built around 1760 A.D. It was a local tradition that George Washington used it as his head quarter's during the Battle of Springfield in 1780 A.D. This house was located on Stuyvesant Avenue near Silver Street. It faced east and was 300' from the Elizabeth River (Brookdale Avenue). Around 1900 A.D. a Mr. Weeder owned this house. He was the old lamp lighter who traveled by horse and wagon throughout the streets of Vailsburg tending the the gaslights. It was torn down in 1965 A.D. and was replaced by a small apartment complex.

In the late 1940's as a young newspaper boy for the Newark Star Ledger I visited this house many times. It was a one story building and the main entrance was around 6 feet above Stuyvesant Avenue. The living room floor was made of 6" wide wooden planks. The kitchen had a large brick oven (used for baking) in it's fireplace.

When it was torn down 37 years ago I tried to salvage portions of it. I retrieved two large beams and a portion of the brick oven. I have a portions of the pegged beams (tendon and mortise) with roman numerals carved on them. The roman numerals were evidently used to identify each beam. I never seen this done before because the beams were made on site. There would be no need to identify them during construction. It's my contention that this house may have been moved to its present location in the early 1700's.

(2) The first school in Vailsburg
The first school in Vailsburg was a one room school house built in 1850 A.D. when this area was still part of South Orange Township. It was called Columbia School. It was located on South Orange Avenue near Boylan Street Pool. The building was used in later years as Charlie's Bike Shop. The building next store to it was ABCO Auto Parts Store.

Another school was built on Alexander Street in 1895 A.D. This building was much larger and could accommodate more students ; however, it soon proved to be to small for a growing population. It was replaced by the present day Alexander Street School. The older building was moved to 128 Brookdale Avenue where it now serves as a two family house.

(3) The First Horse Car Line To Vailsburg
Shortly after the Civil War, Dr. Vail and several of his friends raised $50,000.00 and constructed a a horse car line (a trolley car pulled by a horse) on South Orange Avenue. The Car ran from Boston Street (three blocks up from High Street) to Munn Avenue. Dr. Vail was superintendent of construction and conductor on its maiden trip from Newark. The fair at that time was six cents.

While the Orange Horse Car Railroad was a progressive adventure it turned out to be a financial failure because it was ahead of it's time. James Boylan ( source of the name for Boylan Street ) took over the line and also failed.

It wasn't until John Radel bought it in 1877 A.D. that it proved to be a great success. By then the crowds from the lower portions of Newark had discovered Scheutzen Park (Vailsburg Park) and used the line to visit it frequently. This line was also primarily responsible for the rapid growth and development of Vailsburg. It provided a means of transportation for those who wanted to work in Newark and live in the suburbs. The original horse car stables were still standing in the late 60's. They were opposite Brookwood Street in the rear of a gas station.

(4) Scheutzen Park
Scheutzen Park or Shooting Park was a favorite picnic and outing spot for the people of other portions of Newark. Scheutzen Park which later became Electric Park was one of New Jersey's first and most important amusement parks. Electric Park was located on the present site of Vailsburg Park

(5) Washington Stayed Here
There is a tradition that Washington and some of his men stayed here during the Revolution. In 1797 A.D. (Battle of Springfield). Aaron Baldwin owned this property and willed it to his son Joel. The map at that time, dated September 7,1797 A.D., showed the old house on South Orange Avenue, which at that time made a north -east turn near what is now Munn avenue. The road was much higher than it is now. South Orange Avenue is referred to as "The Road "and Munn Avenue as " the road running from the main road to North Orange ."

In my research I came across this house many times. This area was also called "Dogs Misery ". The house was probably built prior to 1717 A.D. Aaron Baldwin owned slaves ( slaves in Vailsburg). Unfortunately this house was demolished in circa 1960 and replaced by Kravet's Pharmacy.

(6) Dr. Malcolm Vail
Vailsburg was named after Dr. Malcolm Vail. I believe he was a medical doctor. He was the first mayor of the Borough of Vailsburg and he lived on Vail Street near Kenmore Avenue. The area we know as Vailsburg was once part of Clinton Township and later it became part of South Orange Township. From 1895 -1905 A.D. this area became the Borough of Vailsburg. In 1905 A.D. it became part of Newark.

Joshua O. Baldwin's homestead
In 1881 Mr. Albert Smith who later became the Mayor of Vailsburg owned the property on the southeast corner of South Orange and Sandford Avenues. This was the homestead of Joshua O. Baldwin's. This house was built in the latter portion of the 1700's . Around 1900 A.D. It was known as the Raub Homestead. It's wide front porch and broad lawn containing a brook (branch of the Elizabeth River) faced South Orange Avenue. This home was the scene of many annual Fourth of July celebrations. These took place while Vailsburg was a independent borough (1895-1905 A.D. ). It was later remodeled although most of the old time charm remained. I'm sure many of us remember it as Burn's Funeral Home. Today it's a private residence?

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