Glen Ridge History Quiz 6
Glen Ridge Public Library, the Glen Ridge Historical Society & the Glen Ridge Recreation Department have joined together to bring you a weekly opportunity to learn some Glen Ridge history while sheltering in place.
This week's quiz will focus on articles from the following Gaslamp newsletters of the Glen Ridge Historical Society:
These articles can be found at
Quiz begins after this historic 1918 Spanish influenza poster
The Glen Ridge High School athletic field was dedicated on October 1, 1925. It was rededicated on Armistice Day 1938 in honor of Mayor Alfred Hurrell who died the previous June. What was located on the field before 1925?
Peter Hayden's harness manufacturing mill
Samuel Benson's homestead
King Street between Bloomfield and Belleville Avenues
All of the above
Which element below was NOT included in the original design of Freeman Gardens?
Photo credit: Robert Baum
Ornamental iron gates
From 1932-1966, students in nursery school through twelfth grade attended classes in a private school located on the former Chapman estate at 204 Ridgewood Avenue. What was the name of the school?
Marion and Nadine Borden School
Liberace, the famous pianist and entertainer, lived in Glen Ridge for a short time between 1939 - 1940 at the beginning of his career. Why did he move to Glen Ridge?
To perform shows in Atlantic City’s Casinos
To play in Broadway shows
To study classical piano with a New York City instructor
To serve as the rehearsal pianist for the New York City Ballet
Nathan Russell was a realtor in Glen Ridge from 1895-1917. His first real estate office (below) was located on the southwest corner of Ridgewood and Bloomfield Avenues. When the borough acquired land in the Glen for permanent open space, the building was moved and became the second floor of a new home at 45 Clark Street. Russell then built a second office building that still operates as a commercial enterprise today. What building is it?
12 Herman Street - Glen Ridge Auto, Inc.
227 Ridgewood Avenue - Bank of America
13 Herman Street - Fitzgerald’s 1928
222 Ridgewood Avenue - Blue Foundry Bank
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