Monday, September 19, 2016

Save the Date

Vintage Bloomfield

​On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) will hold a Museum Attic Treasures Sale. 

Historical items from the HSOB museum and other Bloomfieldiana and New Jerseyana will be available for purchase, as well as other vintage items... 
All proceeds go to support the Historical Society of Bloomfield. Come and find some cool and nifty hometown items! Help spread the word and bring your friends for some old-school retail therapy. Images of sale items to follow...

  • The Historical Society of Bloomfield, NJ (HSOB)  Museum Attic Treasures Sale 
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016 
  • 10am-3pm 
  • Bloomfield Library Esplanade, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 

IN CASE OF RAIN: Sat., Oct. 110am- 2pm (note early closing), Bloomfield Library Theater, 90 Broad St. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Jonesing for beautiful Bloomfield architecture

265 Belleville Avenue (just east of Oakeside), built 1895. Architect: Charles Granville Jones who also designed Oakeside, Bloomfield High School, and Brookside and Fairview Elementary Schools. All of the houses pictured were demolished to build the Garden State Parkway. The house on the right was on Walnut Street which intersected Belleville Ave. HSOB

HSOB  - R.Rockwell text

Oakeside today

Friday, August 19, 2016

Stop!, before going north at Broad at Liberty

The Independent Press - 1941

"Have I convinced you, dude?"


Hail a taxi on Washington Street

Not so long ago...

Credit: HSOB

What did "U" stand for?

Guessing Ulysses. 

Credit: HSOB

Wearin' the Sweats

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Didn't exactly "give" to the world.

This should go a long way in reducing the next payment. (Although in 2016 dollars it's $11.20)

Credit: C. Debold

Friday, July 29, 2016

BC best foot forward - 1941



Not much of a buffer early on...

Merkel Drive houses with the new Garden State Parkway in the back.

(Don't stray too far in your backyard)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Visit the new Bloomfield Morris Canal Destination

From Baristanet:

The Township of Bloomfield along with the Recreation Department and the Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee will celebrate the Township’s newest park, Morris Canal Park at Oak Tree Lane, with a ribbon‐cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 14.

The park, a surviving section of the historic Morris Canal, features a trail that once served as a mule tow path and canal bed. You can walk along the actual route coal boats once traveled through Bloomfield as they made their 102‐mile journey across northern New Jersey. The Morris Canal’s five‐mile stretch through Bloomfield has now been transformed into the Morris Canal Greenway, part of a statewide effort to retrace the former canal’s footprint. The Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield connects the Park at Oak Tree Lane in the northern part of town to Wrights Field on the southern end while highlighting the canal’s remnants, other historical sites, parks and environmental assets.