East Orange H.I.K.E. – Vote For Your Top 10 Historic Sites



But, first, our ShapingNJ project leaders need to decide on possible historic locations.  Our own East Orange, NJ historian, Mrs. Goldie T. Burbage, supplied us with the following potential list of sites for the walking trail (vote for your top 10 and comment below):

  1. Soverel Field and Soverel Field House
  2. Puder Hall on Upsala College Campus (current site of Campus High School)
  3. Franklin Library (current site of Jersey Explorers Children’s Museum)
  4. Central Brick Presbyterian Church
  5. East Orange City Hall
  6. Temple Sharey Tefilo
  7. Salvation Army
  8. Our Lady Help of Christians Church
  9. Christ Anglican Episcopal Church
  10. Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts
  11. Ambrose-Ward Mansion (formerly Knapp Funeral Home)
  12. Suburban Hotel
  13. East Orange Courthouse (formerly East Orange Library donated by Carnegie Foundation)
  14. Munn Avenue Presbyterian Church
  15. Hollywood Theatre
  16. East Orange Veterans Hospital
  17. Elmwood Park (designed by Olmstead)
  18. Elmwood Presbyterian Church
  19. Kress Art Deco Building (Central Avenue)
  20. East Orange General Hospital
  21. Blue and White Medical Building (Central Avenue – designed and built by African-American Professionals)
  22. Fellowship Civic Center
  23. Kuzuri Kijiji Housing Complex (designed and built by African-American Professionals)
  24. East Orange Hotel (currently Harmony Grove Nursing Home)
  25. Church at the Crossroads
  26. Oval Park
  27. East Orange National Guard Armory (currently the Islamic Center of America in East Orange)
  28. Reid Temple (formerly Christian Science Building)
  29. George Washington Carver School (formerly Columbian School)
  30. Ampere Library
  31. 345 North Arlington Avenue House (built in 1787)
  32. Former Ward Bakery Building
  33. Concord Towers (first senior citizen building)
  34. J. Garfield Jackson, Sr. Academy School
  35. Clark School (started in 1910)

All for you,

East Orange YMCA

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