The Toll of the Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield
Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 7:30 PM
Presbyterian Church on the Green, 147 Broad Street
Join Bloomfield historian Richard Rockwell as he explores the impact
the Garden State Parkway had on the township of Bloomfield when it was
built in the 1950s. Through historical photos, maps and newspaper
articles, explore the controversies and protests surrounding the
project, as well as the hundreds of houses that were demolished or
moved to make way for the GSP. Love it or hate it, you’ll be fascinated
by the history of the Garden State Parkway through Bloomfield.
The event is free and open to the public.
Parking is available next door at the School Administration Building lot on the corner of Belleville Avenue and Broad Street.
Do you recognize this scene in Bloomfield? If
you don’t, it’s because most of these houses were demolished to build
the Garden State Parkway.
Morris Canal Greenway Hike: Bloomfield
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (raindate: Sunday, May 3)
Cost: $8 advanced ticket purchase required
On this three mile hike, conducted by long-time Canal
Society of New Jersey members Ron Rice and Bloomfield Councilman, Rich
Rockwell, we'll explore the path of the Morris Canal through Bloomfield
using historic maps and photos, then take a bus ride for an additional
2 miles stopping at two newly reclaimed sections of the canal. Space is
limited - advanced ticket purchase required. $8.00 ticket covers the
cost of the bus and 20-page handout with historic photos and color
Sponsored by the Bloomfield Morris
Canal Greenway Committee, Historical Society of
Bloomfield, and the Bloomfield Recreation Department.
Questions? Email MorrisCanal@gmail.com
From Wrights Field looking north towards the Berkeley
Avenue Bridge over the Morris Canal and Second River (to the right).
Morris Canal Aqueduct over Second
River near Newark Avenue and the Walnut Street footbridge.
Erie Railroad Bridge over the
Morris Canal near GSP southbound Exit 149 near Beach Street on JFK Drive.
New Addition to Our Web Site
We now have a Video Archive of many of our
prior presentations that were video-recorded by WBMA TV and are
available on demand online. Programs include the Morris Canal,
International Arms & Fuze, the Kinder Administration, the Conte
Administration, Iron Coffins by Scott Warnasch and Theatre of Terror by
Special thanks to WBMA TV for recording and archiving our programs.
Graphic Design by Traci Churchill
Web Design by Rich Rockwell
90 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Soldier and Sailors Monument
on the Historic Green