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Located in central New Jersey's Middlesex County,Metuchen was historically known for the stellarcollection of literary, artistic, and industrial talent who resided here, and earned the nickname the "Brainy Boro." Since its beginnings as a village within Raritan township, Metuchen has matured from its roots as a commercial center for area farmers into a desirable suburban community. Metuchen compiles photographs from the rich collections of the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society, including some of the hundreds of photographs taken in the early years of the twentieth century by resident J. Lloyd Grimstead. The pages of Metuchen invite you to shop the businesses along Main Street, wait for the morning train with the commuters, and tour the gracious homes along Graham and Lake Avenues. In sharp, illustrative detail, you can visit historicBorough Hall and the library, and meet or reacquaintyourself with some of the people who made Metuchentheir home.
ISBN: 9780738504339
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Stacy E. Spies, an architectural historian and historic preservation consultant, has lived and worked in the Metuchen area for the better part of a decade. She has researched and documented historic sites throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
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