Historical Society of Bloomfield
Index of the New Town Crier
March 1969 to October 2013

Topics

Banks

The Bank of Bloomfield and Other “Free Banks” – 1837-1863May 2013, p. 3, photos
Historic Photos [American Savings Bank] September 2008, p. 1, photos
A Gift From Investor’s Bank October 2010, p.1, photo

Biography

The Barrys of Bloomfield November 2007, pp. 1&3, photos
The Barth’s of Spring Street September 2008, p. 2, photo
Sally Black 1916-2006 March 2006, p.1, picture
Sallie Black: Never Losing Touch November 2002, p. 3
William Batchelder Bradbury October 2011, p. 2, photos
One Hundred Years...and Counting - Marion Brown, founder of the Animal League of Bloomfield July 2005, p. 1
Doctor Cranse May 2004, p. 3, photo
Hometown Girl - The Suicide Story of Stella Davis September 2005, p. 3, photos
Mary E. Dillon (brief biography) May 2005, p. 1, photo
Allison Dodd 1864-1949 November 2008, p. 3, photo
Dodd Descendant November 2008, p. 2
Antonin Dvorak and His American Residency October 2011, p. 4
Farrand Family October 2004, p. 3
John A. Gibson May 2004, p. 2
In Memoriam (Dorothy Greenfield & Kenneth McPherson) November 2008, p. 4
Marvin Gruber March 2006, p. 4
Squire Eliphant Hall (1796-1856) March 2011, p.3, photos
Walter Haut - War Veteran November 2003, pp. 1&2, photo
Charles Ives in Bloomfield - Organist at ‘Old First’ January 1970, p.2
The Johnsons of Bloomfield May 2007, pp. 1-2, photos
James Lee, Morris Canal Expert, Dies at 89 October 2007, p. 4
John E. Malague March 2005, pp. 1&2, photos
’Uncle Billy’ McLaughlan November 2004, pp. 1&2, photos, maps
’Celebrating’ Adam Metz November 2002, pp. 1&2, photos
Farewell (Audrey Moore & Mary Wilbert) May 2008, p. 4
Fire Chief James Y. Nicoll March 2005, pp. 1&2, photos
Valiant Blair Smith Stops Woodman’s Ax (Oakes’s cottonwood tree) November 1969, p.1
Who was William Pierson? April 2004, p. 2, photo
When the Railroad Married the Canal A Brilliant Wedding (Daughter of Jacob Randolph) November 2007, p.2, photos & picture
Lucy Sant Ambrogio (remembrance) May 2005, p.1, photo
Schuyler Inscription at Christ Episcopal Church Leads to New Discovery November 2002, p. 2, photo
Portrait of Grace Louise Shaw May 2008, p.4, picture (no article)
Mayor Walter S. Steinmann May 2005, p. 4, photo
Richard West: Beloved Board member passes away... October 2013, p. 3
Bloomfield’s ‘Bloomer Girl’ (Lydia Anna Ward) May 2007, p. 3, photo
Jennie Weller November 2006, p.3

Bridges-see also Morris Canal

Berkeley Avenue Bridge May 2011, p.2, photos
The Baldwin Street Bridge March 2005, p. 2, photo
Looking Back at Bloomfield (Bay Street Bridge) March 2002, p. 4, photo + caption
A Bridge on the Morris Canal October 2010, p. 3, photo
Mystery Bridge September 2006, p. 3, photo
That Pesky (and Dangerous) Bridge - New York and Greenwood Lake Railway September 2005, pp. 3 & 4
A Washout October 2007, p.3, photo

Business & Industry

The Clark Thread Company May 2013, p.2, picture of ad on postcard
Club Evergreen on the Belleville Turnpike October 2007, p.3, photo
General Electric Company (Sprague Electric) May 2004, p. 3, photo
General Electric 1960-2010 Gone These Fifty Years March 2010, p.1, photo
The Building with No Street Number (GE) March 2010, p.1
International Arms and Fuze Company Demolition May 2003, p. 4
The Lion File Works March 2010, p. 2, photo
Pedestrians Beware (GE employees) May 2003, p. 2, photo
Rosenfeld’s Button Store May 2009, p. 3
Schwartz Drug Store May 2009, p. 4
Smiling for the Camera on Monroe Place November 2003, p.3
The Studio Shop March 2008, p. 1, photo
A True Craftsman October 2010, p. 3
Vanished Landmark - The Thomas Moore Hotel October 2007, p. 4, photo
Westinghouse Parking Lot May 2003, pp. 2&3, photos
Westinghouse Revisited - Brief summary of the Westinghouse Corporation January 2006, p.2
Bloomfield’s Part in the Atomic Bomb: The Tuballoy Project [Westinghouse] May 2004, pp.1&2, photo + drawing
Willie’s Diner November 2002, p. 4, drawing
Willie’s Diner May 2003, p. 4, photos

Celebrations

Bloomfield Cemetery’s First Gatehouse July 2005, photo & drawing
Centennial - 1912 May 2012, p. 2, photos & captions
Memorial Day Parade - HSOB July 2005, p. 2
Sesquicentennial - 1962 May 2012, p.4, photos & captions
A Tale of Two Councils May 2012, p. 1, photos

Cemeteries

Architects Buried in Bloomfield Cemetery + others November 2004, p. 1
The Cemetery - Map + Layout (Bloomfield Cemetery) March 2002, p. 4
Distinguished Extinguished Residents of Bloomfield March 2008, p. 4, photo
Cemetery Gate House Restoration May 2001, p. 1, photo
Cemetery Gate House Restoration Continues September 2001, p. 1, photo

Churches

The Brookdale Baptist Church March 2005, p.4, photo
Fred T. Campbell Memorial Given to Christ Episcopal Church April 2004, p. 1, photo
Schuyler Inscription at Christ Episcopal Church Leads to New Discovery November 2002, p. 2, photo
The Old Rectory November 2007, p.1, photo
A Ceremony of Dedication (Pastor of Sacred Heart Church) November 2003 p. 2, photos

Green, The - see also Monuments

The Bell Monument on The Green May 2009, p. 1-2, photos
The Planting on the Green March 2005, p. 3, photo

Foley Field

The Beginnings of Foley Field October 2007, p. 3, photo+drawing

Floods

Hurricane Floyd Flood September 2003, pp. 1&2, photo
Wasn’t That a Mighty Storm? (Flood of 1903) April 2004, p.4, photo

Health

I Opened the Window and In-Flew-Enza November 2008, p. 2, photo

Historical Society of Bloomfield

The Bloomfield Book: Looking Back May 2001, p. 2, photos
Bloomfield Public Library Commends Society May 1969, p.1
D.A.R. Presents Oil Portrait to Historical Society January 1970, p.1
From Bloomfield to Belgium and Back... March 2013, p.1 photo
Rosalind Haut Gohr - bust of Mrs. David Oakes November 2003, p. 1, photo
Here and Now - Scholarships from Bloomfield Historical Society October 2004, p. 2
Highlights of Opening Day (Opening of Historical Society Museum) September 1969, p. 1 photos only
Historical Society Museum Opening on May 4th March 1969, p.1
Historical Society Museum Opening on May 4, 1969 September 2006, p. 2, photos
Historical Society Museum May 1969, p.2
HSOB Newsletter wins prestigious prize October 2013, p.1
Looking Back: The Town Crier November 2002, p. 3
Mayor Davis to Cut Ribbon at Formal Opening of Historical Museum May 1969, p.1, photo
Museum Receives Donations that Offer a Glimpse of Our Town's Past March 2012, p.1, photos
New Museum Volunteer...and Author May 2008, p. 3
An Historic Visit - Mrs. Lan View donation by Miss Jean W. Oakes January 2006, p.1, photo
Second ‘Bloomfield Book’ to be Published May 2006, p. 4
Time Marches On October 2012, p. 1, photo
The William B. Litvany Archive October 2004, p. 4, photo

History

A Bygone Era November 1969, p. 2
A Local History Lesson January 1970, p.2
A Hot Time in the Center - Central Building Fire May 2003, p. 1, photo
An Early 20th Century Christmas November 2006, pp. 1&2, picture
Bloomfield Looking Back September 2003, p. 3, photo with caption-no article
Historical Bloomfield Highlights March 1969, p. 1
Lost Bloomfield May 2011, p.3, photos and map-no article
Memories of My Hometown March 2006, p. 3
My How Bloomfield Has Changed November 2007, p. 3
News of Lincoln’s Assassination January 2006, p.1
Presidential Visit - 20th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Speech at the Bloomfield Municipal Building July 2005, p. 1, photo
Remembering the Dirt Club October 2012, p. 2, photo
A Small Slice of History - Small Sampling of Demolitions July 2005, p. 3, photos
Some Forgotten Villages January 1970, p.1&2
Thanksgiving Day November 2002, p. 3
We Do Our Part (depression article) May 2005, p. 3, photo
When We Moved to Bloomfield May 2008, p. 1-2, photos
Woodside: A Lost Part of Bloomfield November 2004, p. 2
Woodside (from the book by C.G.Hine, p. 2) October 2004, pp. 1

Houses, Historic

The Resurrection of 98 Broad Street - an appreciation September 2005, p1, photo
Abraham Cadmus House May 2008, p. 4, photo+caption (no article)
The Collins House Historic Site March 2013, p.3, map, photos and drawing
Mary Arny’s Christmas Hymn [Christian Interest House & Garabrant House] January 2006, p.3, pictures
Making a House a (Historic Home) - the Croughan House - Oak Street March 2002, p. 1, photo
Edmund Davey Barn - Brief Overview November 2006, pp. 3&4
The Residence of Doctor Davis November 2003, p. 4, photo + photo Moran House
Old Davis House May 2012, p. 5, photo
Allison Dodd Barn - Brief Overview November 2006, pp. 3&4, photo
New Jersey Historic Preservation (or lack thereof) [Daniel Dodd house] November 2004, p. 3, photo
Farrand House May 2006, p. 1, photos & map
Gingerbread March 2010, p. 3, photo
The Half House March 2008, p. 3, picture
Home of Bloomfield’s First Mayor [Herbert Fisher] September 2008, p. 3, photo
The Lindner Home September 2006, pp. 1&2, photos (photo of Crow Hill taken by Emilie Lindner)
Morris Family House on Bay Avenue (demolished) March 2002, p.4, photo
Noll’s Farm May 2003, p.3, photo
The Residence of David Oakes March 1969, p.1, photo
Bloomfield’s Grandest House - demolition of Thomas Oakes II November 2003, p1
The Old Cast-Iron Fence [Oakes Estate] September 2008, p. 4 photos
Oakland Hall May 2004, p. 4, photo
The Residence of Dr. Harry E. Richards September 1969, pp. 1&2
From the Russell Collection March 2011, p. 2, photos of houses
The Schuyler Family; A House-Moving March 2008, p. 2, photos
Sydenham House October 2004, p. 2, drawing
The Sydenham House March 2005, p. 3, photo
Van Liew Residence at 177 May 2010, p.1, photo

Lakes - see Rivers and Lakes

 

Libraries

A Brief Biography of the Bloomfield Children’s Library May 2009, p.3
The Lost Bookmobile September 2005, p. 4, photo

Maps

Croughan’s Neighborhood from the Bloomfield Map of 1888 March 2002, p. 2
Map Supplement to November 2007 newsletter
  • Map I: A hand-drawn map on tissue dated 1893 of lands belonging to Thomas Oakes II
  • Map II: The Jacob Randolph corner around 1890
  • Map III: A detail of the 1906 Mueller Atlas showing the Barth Florist Complex
  • Map IV: Bloomfield Ridge (1910) + Article
  • Map V: 1932 atlas showing the Barth Property
1906 Mueller Map September 2001, p.2 [(no article) caption references Gutierrez]

Mills

Oakes Mill (October 1894) July 2005, p. 2, photo
News from...The Bloomfield Citizen August, 13, 1882 (Oakes Mill uniforms) May 2007, p. 4, photo
The Passing of the Millwheel May 2010, p. 2-1
The Potter Flouring Mill March 2010, p. 3, photo

Miscellaneous

Bloomfield Brain Buster October 2012, p. 4
Can You Identify? October 2011, p. 3 (photos of houses)
Can You Identify? May 2011, p.2 (photos of houses)
Can You Identify? October 2012, p. 3 (photos of houses)
Depression Jokes November 2008, p. 3
The ‘Gang’ in Magai’s Driveway March 2005, p. 4, photo
Governor Murphy’s Greek Slave March 2002, p.1, photo
Haunted Bloomfield October 2011, p. 1, photo
Historical Marker in Belleville March 2008, p. 3
Horsefeathers of History May 2009, p.4
Ice Cold Lemonade November 2008, p. 2, photo
Is Your House Haunted May 2011, p.3, photo
Prudential Excursion to Bloomfield-by the Sea (also Known as Asbury Park) March 2002, pp. 1&2, photo
Threads of History - John Gibson and Lord David Burghley photograph November 2006, p. 4
Word Search - Bloomfield's Bicentennial 1812-2012 March 2012, p. 4

Monuments

The Bell Monument on The Green May 2009, p. 1-2, photos
Case of the Missing Madonna September 2008, p. 3, photos

Morris Canal

A Bridge on the Morris Canal October 2010, p. 3, photo
The Dry Stone Wall: A Forgotten Landmark March 2007, p. 2, photo
Hot Day for Morris Canal Hikers October 2012, p. 1, photo
Morris Canal at Montgomery Street September 2001, p. 1-2, postcard, map and letter to the editor
Morris Canal: Historic Markers September 1996, p. 2
Morris Canal: Still Remembered September 2006, p. 2, photos
The Morris Canal November 1969, pp.1&2
The Morris Canal in Art October 2007, p.4, photo of oil painting
The Morris Canal in Art May 2007, p. 3, photos
More Morris Canal March 2007, p.3, photo
The Morris Canal March 2010, p. 2, photo
The Morris Canal Aqueduct March 2011, p. 1, photo + caption only
The Unpublished Morris Canal May 2003, p. 4, photo

Organizations

BHS Alumni Association Disbands July 2005, p. 2
Halcyon Park Improvement Association May 2006, p. 3, photos & map

Parades (See Celebrations)

 

Parks and Woods

Davey’s Woods September 2008, p. 1, photo
Bloomfield: Looking Back (Halcyon Park photo & caption) May 2003, p.3
Halcyon Park Encore September 2006, p.4, photo
Was Halcyon Park inspired by Llewellyn Park? October 2007, p. 1, photo+map
Watsessing Park March 2007, p. 1, map
Yantacaw Pylon of Brookdale Park March 1969, p.2

Poetry

Alexander Williams’ Poem March 2002, p.4
1905 Memory by Helen B. Andrews [a poem]

Railroads & Railroad Stations

A Quiet Vista March 2011, p. 4, photo (view of right of way of the Orange Branch of the Erie RR)
The Late Great Erie Railroad, Part One November 2003, p.3
Erie Railroad Map (1867) November 2003, p.3, drawing
Last Ride on a Steam Train May 2008, p. 3, photo
Newark and Watchung Railway September 2003, p. 4, photo
The Rowe Street Station March 2006, p. 1&2
Gone with the Parkway: the Walnut Street Station of the Erie Railroad November 2004, p. 3, photo

Rivers and Lakes

Third River Story March 2008, p. 3, photo

Schools

 

Schools - Bloomfield Academy

Bloomfield Academy January 2006, p.1-2, illustration

Schools - Brookside School

Halloween Comes to Brookside School October 2013, pp.2&3, photos

Schools - Center School

Fire Destroys Center School March 2012, p. 3, photos
Still Missing Center School March 2012, p. 2, photo

Schools - Fairview

Fairview School, 1937 November 2006, p. 2, photo
From Our Photo Album, No.1 (class photo) November 2002, p. 4, photo + caption

Schools - Franklin Hill

Young Historian Does Well With Tough Assignment October 2010, p.2, photo

Schools - General

School’s out for summer! May 2013, p.1, photo

Schools - High School

Around Bloomfield - Bloomfield High School 1925 wing demolition May 2004, p. 3, photo
BHS Centennial Sentiments May 2011, p.1, photo
Calling all Bengals: BHS Centennial Wants You March 2011, p. 1
50th Reunion BHS Class of ‘55 March 2006, p. 3
Last Look at Landmark October 2010, p. 3
There's a High School in New Jersey October 2011, p. 4, photo

Schools - Junior High

Bloomfield Junior High School Memories March 2002, p.3, photos
Junior High School (no article) March 2010 p.4 photos
South Side Story March 2013 p.2 photos

Schools - Madame Cooke’s

The Distinguished Madame Cooke - Bloomfield Female Seminary - Madame Cooke’s School (1856) March 2002, p. 3, drawing
Madame Cooke’s School September 2005, p.2, photo

Sports

The Red Devils on the Court of the Gridiron September 2003, p.3, photo
Remember This?-Brief Summary of Non-extant Golf Course January 2006, p. 3, photo
Winter Sports - ‘Snowball’ family March 2007, p. 3 photo

Streets

Ampere Parkway and Bloomfield Ave - December 19, 1945 finds Public Service Railway 2654 eastboundOctober 2013, p. 1
Remembering the Devil’s Pot (Almira St.) March 2002, p. 2
Gone With the Parkway (214 Belleville Ave.) April 2004, p. 3, photo
They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot (Broad St.) April 2004, p. 3, photo
Bloomfield’s Bowery [a neighborhood] November 2008, p.1, photo
Davey’s Lane 1935 March 2006, p. 2, picture & map
Hallinan Block March 2007, p. 3, photo
Gone With the Developer (Maple St.) April 2004, p.3
A Brief History of 24 Oak Tree Lane May 2005, pp. 2 & 3, photo
24 Oak Tree Lane (ca. 1905) July 2005, p. 2, photo
The Origin of 25 Oak St. May 2004, p. 4
Old Bloomfield Road October 2004, pp. 2&3, photos
Rowe & Rawson March 2006, p. 2
Struck Truck October 2007, p. 2, photos
Epilogue [Robert P. Toole] November 2008, p. 2, photo
Improvement on Maple Street October 2010, p. 2, photo
Thomas and Second Streets September 2008, p. 2, photos

Theaters

Theatre Historian has Tour (Lincoln/Broadmoor/ Center Theatre) November 2004, p. 4, photo
Four Seats from Royal Theatre September 2001, p. 2 (photo +caption)
Okay Royal May 2010, p. 4, photo
Royal Memories - Royal Theatre March 2002, p.3
Philip Mullenthaler’s Royal Masterpiece April 2004, pp. 1&2, photos

Transportation

Bloomfield’s Toonerville Trolley March 2005, p. 3, photo

Wars

Bloomfield’s Part in the Atomic Bomb: The Tuballoy Project May 2004, pp. 1&2, photo + drawing
Wartime Activities on the Home Front May 2006, p. 2, photos
World War II Honor Roll May 2006, p.3, photo
Tuballoy Revisited - Dad’s War Experience July 2005, p. 4

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