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Old 02-24-2013, 07:19 PM   #1186
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I did not post where I put the new Tag because I was trying to get some daytime pictures of the place to share.

I got those today.

I took these on my way home from Malcolm Wells' house.



No tripod either !



Yes, it is an Acme Supermarket, but the two story section in the middle use to be a Quaker Friends Meeting House !

Here are the ones I took today.

With the Acme shopping cart return pavilion.



The Meeting House section.



I believe this stands for Friends Meeting.
1851 is the year this building was built.



Hicksite was a faction that split off from the Orthodox Quakers.
They eventually made up and rejoined.

That is why this Meeting House was left vacant and able to be used for this odd purpose.







This tiny circle is to the right of the Acme.
I do not know why they left this thing here.
Coming from the back side you have to pretty much drive around the whole thing to keep going down the road.

But it does say "Welcome to Historic Haddonfield".



Sign on the side facing that circle.



Here is information on the Haddonfield Friends Meeting history which includes the split and reconciliation, near the bottom.
This website says this building was moved here from another location, but I do not know how true that is.

Here is a picture on flickr from 1956.
It shows a spire on the roof of the building.
I could see discoloration on the roof and wondered what it was. Now I know !
They call this ACME Store 1045.

Here is a great site with a picture of the original building.
This site preserves the history of ACME stores in the Delaware Valley !

Here is a YouTube video of the outside.
Interesting because it gives some perspective of its location.

So the middle section is the original Friends Meeting House.
When Acme purchased the property they were required to keep the original
building intact, so they added onto the left and right and the back.

Probably the most interesting ACME there is.

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Today was kind of interesting.

We headed out for church and the weather was fairly nice, for winter that is.
It was supposed to get up to the mid 40's.
I don't think it ever made it.
It seemed to get colder all day.
Now we are thawing out nicely after getting the wood stove up to temp again!

Our next stop, well, our next stop where I took pictures, was this small church in Moorestown.





Nice building and location.



I was amazed by the two giant cedar trees on either side of the front door.



First Church of Christ, Scientist, Moorestown website.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:52 PM   #1188
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And our next stop.



Complete with bars on the windows.



The bars I assume are because of this buildings previous occupants.



The Jail, not the City Hall Occupants !

This was later used for a place that could put you in jail if self control is a problem.



The Crow Bar is apparently associated with the Robins Next Restaurant next door.

I guess everyone knows Robins and Crows do not get along very well.
Especially when the Crows have been drinking ! ! !

I know it doesn't look like much from the front, but the building is somewhat long and it is two stories.

I need to get back and get some daytime pictures.
There is a creek along this side and the back side of this building.





Here is the Robins Next Restaurant facebook page.

Not finding anything official about the history of this interesting building.

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #1189
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Got back to the Mount Holly Old City Hall & Jail during the day.





The left side is next to what I thought was a creek, but turns out to be an old Mill Race.



The bridge next to the Jail says 1853.



Perhaps the original bridge was that old, but this one looks newer than that.

Looking up the Mill Race away from the Jail.



The Robin's Nest is the building on the right corner.
You can see the green Crow Bar building behind it.



I had not considered that small stream anything other than that until I thought about the sign over the entrance to the road.



So looking up on Google Maps I see that this is an old Mill Race and
starts further upstream on the Rancocas Creek North Branch.

I have no idea which building was the mill, or if it still exists, but there
could have been several businesses using that Mill Race for water power,
just like up at Paterson Great Falls National Park back on page 66.

Walking down to the Creek the Jail is off to the left.



That low patio is on the back of the Crow Bar/Jail.



I used Google Maps to view the creek I was standing over and noticed it is
an offshoot of the main creek that runs just past where you can see in the
picture above this one. What was odd is that it makes a complete loop
around a small neighborhood and reattaches to the main creek ! Not
sure why that is. There are actually two areas where this appears in
Mount Holly.

Amazing that you can pass over a bridge so many times and never really
know much about what interesting stuff there is right around it.

On the opposite side of the bridge is this neat looking old house.



Which is for sale, and in need of repair it looks like.

As I look across the street I see that Hebe's Fountain I posted on page 79 with some kind of a hat on !





It is in front of a college campus, so I am not surprised !

She does not look amused about it either !

And the Robin's Nest and the Crow Bar are both open for business.





I never paid much attention to the Mill Race Village before either.

Here is their website.

I had always thought this road was closed to vehicles until I checked it out to find that interesting old Jail.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:47 PM   #1190
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We stopped at this hill in Hedding, NJ.



It was a Southern Tag.

It is unusual to find such a nice hill for sledding in South Jersey.
Some people even use the interstate clover leafs to sled on.

Until the police come of course !

The continuation of the left side of the hill.



Interestingly we did have about 2 inches of snow the day before.
But it did not last long.



So no sledding today.

But apparently someone needed some energy for something.



Nice road coming in.



But it doesn't last long.



I was not too awfully excited because just over the farmers field is the New Jersey Turnpike!



Between Exits 5 & 6 if you must know !



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We took a nice ride on some nice back roads.

Wound up at Bass River State Forest again.



Only this time without rain.
We had stopped here back on page 75 on our way to the WWSI Television Tower.

I wonder who gets taken out to here.



No Idling Zone.
Says nothing about motorcycles !



And I found it quite ironic that I am taking a picture of a phone booth with my phone !



You do not see many of those anymore.

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #1192
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:47 AM   #1193
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Thank you rolarosa.

I have some more, but I need time to post them.

I see you live in Edison.
I need to get up there and see that giant light bulb memorial.
That is on my list of places to visit.
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After our short break we head down to Tuckerton to another old Quaker Meeting House.



I have passed this a number of times and never realized it was there.
It sits back off the road behind another building and some trees.
This is the driveway.



An older sign that looked like it was on the fence at one time.



Another old sign.





There is an old cemetery off to the right side and behind the church.





And this nice marker remembering those who are buried here in now unmarked graves.



The siding on the building shows its age.



The Little Egg harbor Meeting House was founded in 1702.
The first building was built in 1709.
That building was taken down after 154 years of use, and this building was built the same year in 1863.

This is the first one I have seen made out of wood.
All of the others are made out of brick.



This is also the first one I have been able to get pictures of the inside.



A kitchen in the front right.
The front being the side with the stairs on it.





Looks like the center has a divider down the middle.
I believe women sit on one side and men on the other.

The pulpit area is off to the right.



Just a nice old building.



Here is a poem about this Meeting House by Leah Blackman.

An article in the Bass River Gazette.

This is also called the Tuckerton Friends Meeting House.

Here is their website. Look at the "Meeting and Meeting Houses" Tab and at the bottom right is a 360 degree inside view of this building.

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The following day was Sunday and we took a ride to Cape May to have church at Calvary Chapel Cape May.



Use to be a fire house.

I needed to talk to their pastor, a friend of mine, about our church riding group ride planed for April to this area.



They are in an area called Erma, which is in Lower Township, which is in Cape May County.



Of course if you live in this area they just call it "Lower"
There is also a Middle Township and an Upper Township.
They are called "Middle" and "Upper" !!!





We had a nice service and then went out to lunch.



Very nice place.



And I saw another one of those weird machines on the wall !





Our ride is planned for Satruday, April 20, 2013.
More on that when it gets a little closer here.
Should have that up in about two weeks.

We had a great ride.
25 degrees when we left home for an hour and a half ride on some nice back roads.
I wish I had had time to stop and take some quality pictures.
There was a lite fog over the heavily frosty fields of South Jersey.
Nice crisp air.
And best of all, no traffic.

It was warmer when we came home of course !

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Beings we were so close we decided to stop at the Cape May Lighthouse again.



I can not wait for our April ride because I will finally get some pictures of the lighthouse without the sun behind it !

I also noticed they were still working on the beaches from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.



They were spared major damage down here fortunately.

We also stopped to look at that Concrete Ship S.S. Atlantus I posted on page 32.



This is the most I have ever seen of it.
Here are pictures of it over the years.

1926 after it had gotten stranded.


About 10 years later 1936.
Also note the train tracks running along the beach.


Sometime in the 1940's.
You can see it cracking in half.


1950's


Probably in the 1980's.


Today, 2013.


I listed this as "Sunset Beach" on my "Where PC's been from 2009-2011" Map because that is where this is located.
The "Lighthouse, Cape May Lighthouse" is also on that map.
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Down here at Sunset Beach is this concrete tower that I was told was a submarine lookout tower.



It turns out it was used for more than just that.
It has been used for several things over the years.





All Veterans Memorial Eternal Flame is a sculpture.
It must have been around the front side of the tower because I did not see it.
Here is some more info and a picture of it.

That's what I get for rushing around!

These plaques line the boardwalk up to the tower.





I did not know about Fort Miles before.
There are some concrete square blocks near the lighthouse which I had heard were gun batteries, and they must be part of this fort.
But I really do not know where the one in the picture above was located.









OK, now I understand what they mean by Fire Control.
I thought it was for Forest Fires !!!





The bottom left of this picture shows Delware.
New Jersey is at the top right.

Some of these were never built.
I think the ones with the black dots are the ones that were built.





I never was down here while this Magnesite plant was open.
I do not remember seeing any of it in my travels.
I believe my first trips down here would have been in the 1990's.







From my days of watching the Batman TV show!





Information on the Tower.

Some more info here with a picture of the inside.

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Time to head home after a nice long day.

But I needed to make one more stop!



This is part of Belcoville.
I posted a picture of an information sign on page 18 under the name Bethlehem Loading Company, which is what Belcoville stands for.
It was a WWI ammunition plant built near Mays Landing.



This building was their post office for just under two years between 1918-1919.



It has been used for various things over the years including a school.
The building is deemed unsafe due to termite damage, arson fires and just more years of neglect and some people want it torn down and others want to preserve it.
It is apparently the last remaining Post Office from the many ammunition plants built for World War I.



The memorial out front.



Belcoville is still a town.
This building was used up until the year 2000 so this WWII honor roll is part of the towns history.



Sad to see flags in such a state.

But it kind of matches the poor buildings condition.



It is listed on the 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in New Jersey.

Information on the ongoing battle over the building.

It is also on the National Register of Historical Places.

Information on the Bethlehem Loading Company.

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I used this for my next Southern Tag drop.
We rode back here after getting the Tag on our way to church.
Just a little different angle for the game.



I was surprised when I pulled up because there were cars all on the left side of the building.
Then I noticed and remembered the ball fields behind the building.

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The Tag we got was this Country Club.







Tavistock Country Club.
Founded in 1921.



There were some people there taking lessons.



Pretty big building.



The town this is in is also called Tavistock or the Borough of Tavistock.



Founded the same year as the Country Club.



So you might know it was built for those people with a lot of green.











I have no idea what kind of house this is!



Ok, OK, get this.
Those two big houses/mansions are 2/5 of the houses in the Borough of Tavistock.
Guess what the population is according to the 2010 Census ????? ? ? ? ? ?




5






By my math that is 1 person per house !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Needless to say it is the smallest municipality by population in New Jersey.
Beating out nearby Pine Valley by more (or less) than half. Pine Valley has 12 residents !!!

Ahhhhhhh, New Jersey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The most populated state in the country !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The people here separated from Haddonfield to form their own community, in 1921, so they could play golf on Sundays !

Information from Wikipedia.

They do not have much history online.
Here is their website.
They have a three member board, a tax collector, tax assessor, solicitor, to a total of 11 government workers of some kind.
I mean there are more people in their township building then there are residents !!!!

This is just too funny to me !

As you can tell !

Tavistock Country Club
(Their pictures are more flattering than mine ! )

OK, I have composed myself now !
Mostly !

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We got to ride on Good Friday.

Went out for the Phily Tag.



Came in THIRD !





This is an old schoolhouse.
Or looks like one anyway.
I need to do some research to make sure because there was no name or plaque on it.







It is on a property with an old church and cemetery along with a newer church building.







I never really heard of an Irish Meetinghouse before.
Down here in South Jersey we see all of the Quaker Meetinghouses.

This one caught my attention because of my heritage.

I am wondering how the other road got it's name !





Plaques on the front of the old church.





The cemetery was quite interesting.



There were quite a few men buried here who fought in the American Revolution.



I thought this was a nice idea for a husband and wife.



So simple, and so sad.



This gentleman was born in 1701 !



They even had a nice section set aside for a memorial garden.





The new church viewed from the old schoolhouse.
It is a lot bigger than the old church !



And the front.



I like their weather vane.

I will post information and links when I get some more time.
For now just enjoy the pictures !

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The only information I could find on the schoolhouse says it was built for the Pennridge School District in 1868.
In 1958 it was bought by the Irish Meetinghouse/Deep Run Presbyterian Church when they were looking for more space for their Sunday School.
Found that information here.

The older Irish Meetinghouse was founded in 1725.
The sign on the front of the building says it was rebuilt in 1841.

Apparently a large influx of Irish came here in 1720 and a William Allen bought land in this area from William Penn III and gave land to the church at Deep Run.
I found that on the current church's website under their history.
They have pictures of a timeline for their history. Here is the link. Click on the dates at the bottom for closeups.

I am not able to find out much more information online.
I keep getting results for houses on Irish Meetinghouse Road !!!!

Apparently the original log church building was where the school is now.
In 1797 a Session House and School were built where the original log church was. So I am not sure if that is this current school building or not.

Here is some history on the Deep Run area of Bedminster Township in Bucks County which does mention the Irish Meetinghouse.

The Irish Meetinghouse Cemetery is found under Deep Run Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Here is a list of the interments there. I am sure this is not a complete list.


A confusing place to find information on.
Perhaps the name changes and different names for this area make it even more difficult to pinpoint anything.
So here is it's location:
Deep Run
Perkasie
Bedminster Township
Bucks County
Pennsylvania

Good luck !

Perkasie PA information on Wikipedia

Apparently the name Elephant comes from a community just down the road named ............. Elephant, PA !

Honest !!!!!!

And no one seems to know, or want to tell how they came up with the name!

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