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We invite YOUR scans of local historic images. An aerial view of Port Morris, circa 1936-1940. Clearly visible at center right is the Railroad Train Roundhouse. Lake Musconetcong is at the bottom. Netcong is just out of view to the right, Landing is at the top left of photo. Port Morris is an historic community in the Township of Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey. With a name like Port Morris, one would think it was on the ocean or a major river instead of being tucked among the hills of Northwest Jersey, away from any navigable body of water.
The answer to the question goes back to the 1820’s, when a visionary by the name of George P. This large rooming house stood at 266 Center Street. Note the “Telephone Pay Station” sign on the pole above the wagon driver. The wagon is from the W. This building burnt down in the 1930’s. A house was built there in the 1950’s. Don Beach for this image scan and 2 others below.
Another image of the Port Morris Hotel, probably a few years later than the top image. By 1916 the hotel manager was Joseph Snyder. Looking south on Palmer Street, circa 1910. Note at left the hitching post and stepping stone for Horse drawn carriages.
Looking east down Center Street, cor. Shoemaker downstairs and at one time Hrisko’s -also spelled Risko’s Pool Hall upstairs. Thanks Bob Waldron for the info! FURNITURE” and “CANNED GOODS”, items seen in their print ads. The home at right was built by the Hulse family. The Harding family purchased the Hulse Home and Store in 1926, operating the Store, per Vol 3 of the Roxbury Historical Society, p. Kids may be same group as Palmer St photo above, same publisher.
Center Street, corner of Palmer, looking east, circa 1912. Jonas Hulse house on corner, built c. Hulse also built the boxy building behind the house, it served as a store and warehouse from which he made deliveries. This is from the same corner as the photo above, except this view is about 50 feet further back. The Thompson Store is seen in the photos above.