Tag Archives: New Jersey

Montrose School Gets Patched

Marcia Worth of Patch, a local community portal, has written a nice piece on Montrose School in South Orange, New Jersey. “The Montrose school yard boasts what I consider to be the most beautiful birch tree in town. It’s also a … Continue reading

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Before and McAfter

Guilbert & Betelle designed a number of banks for Newark in the early 1920s. They are frustratingly difficult to track down, because few reveal their addresses, or are probably drastically altered in appearance. Well this one, the United States Savings … Continue reading

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A Mission in Montclair

“In Southern California, Arizona or New Mexico, where climactic conditions are suitable and the history of the place suggests it, a school of the Mission or Spanish style would be quite appropriate. This style of architecture with its white stucco … Continue reading

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Two Streets and a School

Newark wears its history in plain sight. An astoundingly diverse collection of buildings, evocative street names and a rich narrative dating back over 300 years lay the city bare to those who even casually glance. James Betelle spent his 20 … Continue reading

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Schools of Summit, New Jersey

After completing my tour of CHS’s clock tower on a Saturday morning in April, I continued on to check out the Guilbert & Betelle schools built in the nearby town of Summit. The firm designed the high school and a … Continue reading

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