The Olcott Avenue School, designed by noted New York architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh (1847-1918), owned a large estate in Bernardsville. Considered by architectural historians to be one of the great architects of his time, Henry Janeway Hardenbergh (1847-1918) is most well known for his New York commissions, particularly the 1884 Dakota apartment building, the 1893 Waldorf and 1897 Astoria hotels, and, most famously, the 1907 Plaza hotel. The hotels he designed were considered at the time they were built to be the finest in the world and gave him a worldwide reputation.
2004 - Portions of the 2004 film The Stepford Wives were filmed in Bedminster (Lamington).
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Guided Walking Tour - Sunday April 22, 2018
THE NARATTED WALKING TOUR IS BACK!
Looking for a fun day out? We're bringing back the Walking Tour of Historic Basking Ridge Village.
Take in the village center, which remains a favorite Bernards Township
gathering place, with attractive shops and restaurants, churches, and what will be the last chance to see the historic great white oak before it is taken down.
One of the best events you'll ever experience. Walk and learn about famous, and not so famous, historic tidbits as you walk the historic downtown village of Basking Ridge in Bernards Township.
Start at the historic 1809 Brick Academy schoolhouse as you learn what it was like to attend a prepertory school of its time. Stroll over to this historic district of Basking Ridge, home to small shops, churches, homes and eateries. Meet some of the local residents and characters that are part of the tour. You never know....you might just get invited in.
Narrated by local resident and THSSH trustee Paula Axt, come for an entertaining hour of great stories and lore from the wonderful past as it comes alive.
If you'd like to take advantage of Member Pricing, memberships start at just $20 - Download the membership form (Click Here), complete it and bring with you to the tour.
Tickets: Non-Refundable (But you can substitute someone if you need to)
Rain Date: April 29, 2018
(Only 2-4 hours of your time) A super fun time! All volunteers are welcome. High School students, want to earn Community Service time? Why not come and work on the tour? Reenactors needed to play the part of some of our history actors taking part as part of the tour.Lunch provided!
If interested drop us an email to email@example.com with your contact info.
the Brick Academy
The Historical Society
of the Somerset Hills
15 West Oak Street,
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920