Historic Allendale New Jersey

In this tour you will learn all about the amazing and interesting facts of Allendale New Jerseys History.

Historic Allendale New Jersey

Allendale, New Jersey 07401, United States

Created By: James' Eagle Scout Project

Tour Information

Hi, my name is James Krause. You are about to listen in on a virtual tour of historic Allendale. I created this tour for my Eagle Scout Project in 2021 to inform our residents and visitors of the amazing history Allendale has to offer. By the end of this tour, you will have a much better understanding of how Allendale grew from a very quiet, unknown town to the beautiful place it is today.

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Throughout the twentieth century, the lure of Crestwood Lake was putting Allendale, NJ on the map as a summer getaway. The development of this resort spot came as somewhat of an accident. In the late 1920s, business partners Stephen T. Van ... Read more
It stands regally over the major league diamond on the first base foul line. It was first built in 1915 and then in 1935, it was replaced. Over the years it has always served as the diamond for the next level of organized baseball after lit... Read more
The Allendale hotel was originally built in 1870 by Herman Tallman. The hotel was never very successful and the original hotel was torn down in 1887. In 1892 Henry J. Mansfield came to Allendale to run the new hotel. By 1896 the hotel was b... Read more
During 1907 - 1908 the North Jersey Rapid Transit was built. The Interurban Interlude was a high speed electric trolley.  Its purpose was to provide transportation to those who could not afford automobiles.  The trolley provided an econom... Read more
During the early 1800s, the “Allendale” area was full of strawberry fields. For more than 50 years, Bergen county was filled with strawberries during June which is the best time for growing. The opening of the Erie Railroad only expande... Read more
Back in 1935, the Allendale Bar & Grill had its humble beginnings as a neighborhood tavern located in the basement of the old Allendale Hotel.  Owned by Mike & Maude Connelly, the establishment even then was known for its great foo... Read more
The John Fell House is a Revolutionary War Era home that was almost demolished to make way for condos. A group of local citizens formed a non-profit to purchase and restore the John Fell House. They are continually working on it and docents... Read more
Howdy Folks. Let's Talk about the celery farm. The celery farm started out as a real life celery farm in Allendale NJ. In 1952 it was purchased by the town and dedicated for preservation. The Celery Farm is a 107-acre freshwater wetland in ... Read more
During the first half of the 19th century, our area was known as “The Turnpike, ‘’ taking its name from the newly chartered toll road running through the settlement - Franklin Turnpike. It was chartered as a toll road in 1806 and was ... Read more


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