Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Perth Amboy - An Ideal Place to Live

 Old Garden in Perth Amboy

 Thanks to Craig Halbert for finding this article!

City Hall Park 

The Waterfront

Rector Street

Monday, January 30, 2012

Packer House Fire 1942

Article is from 
The Perth Amboy Evening News 
November 28, 1942

Circa 1990 
Site of the Packer House
Now High Street Senior Citizens 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Water Street

Article from 
The Perth Amboy Evening News 
May 2, 1959 

W.A. Whitehead was a New Jersey Historian
He wrote 
"Contributions To The Early History of Perth Amboy"

You can read his book for free at the link below

Monday, January 16, 2012

1876 Fire

1876 Perth Amboy Map 
Showing area of fire. 
High St. to Malden Lane

Thanks to Craig Halbert 
for finding this article.

Woodbridge Independent 
Thursday, November 16, 1876 

Fire was Saturday, November 11, 1876 

1914 Perth Amboy Map 
Malden Lane changed to Willocks Lane.

Present day picture. 
Smith & High Streets going towards the Ferry. 
Fire was on the left side of Smith Street.
Willocks Lane is gone.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cortland St or Cortlandt St ?

Article is from 
The News Tribune 
Early 80's 

1914  Map 
Spelled Cortlandt Street 

1952 Map 
Spelled Cortland Street
Present Day Map 
Spelled Cortlandt Street