Historical Marker Series

New Jersey: Bergen County Historical Society

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The first schoolhouse was built on this site in 1804. Located in what then was called New Barbadoes Neck, the land was donated by Jacob Van Winkle "for the sole purpose of erecting a School House". In 1849 it was replaced by a two-story building. The presen…
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Erected about 1831 by the Washington Banking Company. The first bank in present Bergen County, it opened in the nearby Mansion House in 1825-26. After the bank failed in 1833, it housed the offices of prominent lawyers and judges. Later the home of the "New…
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Earliest records of this pioneer Dutch church, dated 1686, mark it as the second oldest in New Jersey. Old stones embedded in the east wall show the initials of founding families and first settlers.The old burying ground contains the grave of General Enoch …
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The home of Gates Flying Circus. Teterboro built Fokker tri-motors flown by Richard E. Byrd over the North Pole (1926); South Pole (1929); Atlantic (1927); and by Amelia Earhart over Atlantic (1928). Clarence Chamberlin, Ruth Nichols, Floyd Bennett, Charles…
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Built in 1818, by John I. Hopper in old "Polifly", this Federal style house stands on land purchased in 1694 by his great-grandfather Hendrick. The farm remained in the Hopper family for seven generations. Slaves lived in the kitchen wing on the north and i…
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Located in old "Polifly", George Brinkerhoff built this house about 1792 on a 200 acre farm he purchased in 1784. Owned in 1806 by son Henry G. and in 1849 by his son, Enoch, a N.J. Assemblyman. In the 1870's, great-grandson Henry E. remodeled the house. He…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM460_bergen-county-court-house-bergen-county-old-jail_Hackensack-NJ.html
[Bergen County Court House Side]:James Riely Gordon (1863-1937), noted architect of public buildings used the Beaux Arts style to reflect the power and dignity of American institutions of government and justice. Ground was broken November 29, 1909 and the c…
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Organized in 1860 as "The Englewood Presbyterian Church", the first edifice was erected on this site in the same year. It was the first church building in Englewood and the first Presbyterian congregation in Bergen County. Today's structure was built in 187…
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Built c. 1800 by John G. Benson, a farmer, and from 1794 to 1797, a captain in the militia. This house, an example of post-Revolutionary War Dutch Colonial architecture, was built on property confiscated by New Jersey from the Reverend Garret Lydecker, a To…
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Organized in 1865, the congregation first met in homes and in the armory on Van Brunt St. The original church was built in 1866. The present chapel was erected in 1895 as a parish hall. Today's Gothic church structure, built in 1899, has the rose limestone …
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