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History of Summit, New Jersey, USA

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Summit, New Jersey, USA

Summit, Union, NJ

In the late 18th century and part of the 19th century, Summit was called "Heights over Springfield" and was considered part of New Providence.



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  • In 1837, the railroad was known as the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad and is now the New Jersey Transit’s Morris and Essex Lines. It was built over what was then called "The Summit" hill, shortened later to Summit.

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  • 1895 - Summit
    Summit, a post-village and summer resort in Summit township, Union co., N.J., on the Morris & Essex Railroad, at its junction with the New Jersey...Read MORE...


  • Summit officially incorporated as a city in 1899.


  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    De Forest Ave., Summit, N.J.
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Canoe Brook Club House
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Mountain Avenue, 1905
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Baptist Church, 1905
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Dr. Gorton's Sanitarium, 1905
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Hobart Avenue, 1905
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Our Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Orchids on application

    Lager & Hurrell, Orchid Growers and Importers, Summit, N.J.
    1905
    Advertisement
  • 1906
    Summit, a banking city and summer-resort of Union co., N.J., on the Lackawanna R., 12 miles W. of Newark and 9 miles SE. of Morristown. It is...Read MORE...


  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Railroad Station, 1906
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Episcopal Church, 1907
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Crescent Avenue, 1910
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Waldron Ave., Looking North
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Hotel Beechwood
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Passaic River, 1911
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Presbyterian Church, 1911
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Corner Beechwood and Springfield Avenues
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Overlook Hospital, 1913
    Postcard
  • News 1915 - Strikers Reject Offer
    Silk Workers at Summit, N. J., Refuse to Let Non-Union Men Stay.
    Special to The New York Times

    SUMMIT, N.J., May 3. - Following the decision of...Read MORE...


  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Lincoln Public School, 1915
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Methodist Church, 1915
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Woodland Avenue, 1919
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Maple Street
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Springfield Avenue
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    High School, 1926
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Junior High School, 1934
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Methodist Episcopal Church, 1946
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Post Office
    Postcard
  • Summit, New Jersey, USA
    Hotel Suburban, 1951
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Summit, New Jersey, USA


Summit, New Jersey, USA
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De Forest Ave., Summit, N.J.
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
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Canoe Brook Club House
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
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Mountain Avenue, 1905
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Baptist Church, 1905
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Dr. Gorton's Sanitarium, 1905
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
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Hobart Avenue, 1905
Postcard



Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Our Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Orchids on application

Lager & Hurrell, Orchid Growers and Importers, Summit, N.J.
1905
Advertisement

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Railroad Station, 1906
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Episcopal Church, 1907
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Hotel Beechwood
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Crescent Avenue, 1910
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Waldron Ave., Looking North
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Passaic River, 1911
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Presbyterian Church, 1911
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Corner Beechwood and Springfield Avenues
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Overlook Hospital, 1913
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Lincoln Public School, 1915
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Methodist Church, 1915
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Woodland Avenue, 1919
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Maple Street
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Springfield Avenue
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
High School, 1926
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Junior High School, 1934
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
Methodist Episcopal Church, 1946
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
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Post Office
Postcard

Summit, New Jersey, USA
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Hotel Suburban, 1951
Postcard
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History and News of Summit, New Jersey, USA

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  • In 1837, the railroad was known as the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad and is now the New Jersey Transit’s Morris and Essex Lines. It was built over what was then called "The Summit" hill, shortened later to Summit.

    sueadler.com
  • 1895 - Summit
    Summit, a post-village and summer resort in Summit township, Union co., N.J., on the Morris & Essex Railroad, at its junction with the New Jersey... Read MORE...

  • Summit officially incorporated as a city in 1899.
  • 1906
    Summit, a banking city and summer-resort of Union co., N.J., on the Lackawanna R., 12 miles W. of Newark and 9 miles SE. of Morristown. It is... Read MORE...

  • News  1915 - Strikers Reject Offer
    Silk Workers at Summit, N. J., Refuse to Let Non-Union Men Stay.
    Special to The New York Times

    SUMMIT, N.J., May 3. - Following the decision of... Read MORE...

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