Demarest Railroad Depot
The Demarest Railroad Depot is one of the official historic sites of Bergen County. The station was designed by an architect name J. Cleveland Cady and built in 1872. The railroad was named after a state senator of the time named Ralph S. Demarest, who directed the project and owned the land where the railroad was built. The whole borough wound up being named after him in 1905. The depot was privately owned by railroads until 1977, when the borough of Demarest bought it. Today, it’s a senior center brimming with architectural character.
Crocker-McMillin Mansion – Immaculate Conception Seminary
This beautiful gothic mansion was built in 1903, and was the home of the Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University from 1927 – 1984. Now the mansion is just sitting pretty, and it’s quite a sight.
Swing Bridge at New Bridge Landing
This bridge is located in New Bridge landing, New Jersey. It was built in 1888, and seeing it really transports you back to an older time. It was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1989.
The Darlington Schoolhouse was built in 1891 and features Romanesque architecture. It’s a two-room building; the first floor was where children were taught and the second was a community hall. The building is now the permanent headquarters of the New York – New jersey Trail Conference.
Dutch Reformed Church in the English Neighborhood
This church was built in 1793 and still stands tall, a beautiful credit to Gothic Revival architecture in Bergen County. If you’re passing through, be sure to take a pic in front of the stark white front door.
Edgewater Public Library
This is a historic sightseeing spot that you can still engage in. This gem of colonial architecture still serves the public as a functional library – even though it was built back in 1915! It was originally built with a $15,000 grant by the Carnegie Corporation. Wasn’t that philanthropic!
Hardenburgh Avenue Bridge
This quaint stone bridge was built in 1875 so people could cross the Tenakill Brook safely. Relive the passage of our ancestor with a scenic walk through Demarest. In all of New Jersey, Bergen County has the most historical sites recognized by the National register of Historic Places!
This prize of excellent Gothic Revival architecture was built over a two year period in 1847-1848 from designs by William H. Ranlett for the Rosencrantz family. The family owned the estate for over a hundred years, and it was added to NRHH and designated a National Historic landmark, one of the four in Bergen County, New Jersey. It is a museum today, so make a visit if you’d like to learn more about The Hermitage’s history!
Erie Railroad Signal Tower, Waldwick Yard
This quaint little signal tower looks right out of Thomas and Friends. It was built in 1886, and it connected the Erie Railroad in Suffern, New York to Paterson. It’s amazing to see the remnants of a civilization that was once covered in railroad tracks. Sometimes it feels like that time never happened!
This building really stands out in its beautiful architecture. No wonder it is also known as The Castle. It is located in Rutherford, Bergen County and is part of the campus of Felician College.
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