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Old 06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
 
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Westfield NJ (not my pics)







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Old 04-12-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Great thread idea, keep on posting....I know this is an old thread, but it was a great idea!
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:52 PM
 
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Default Cranford

A couple Cranford pics I took last Sunday for the new Cranford Flickr Group that we just started.

Hope other people can contribute more pics to the group...

Flickr: Cranford, New Jersey (NJ) (http://www.flickr.com/groups/cranford/ - broken link)

The intersection of North Ave East and Alden St. The striking purple building houses the Artist Framer at 17 North Ave E, and in the distance you can see the roof of the Cleveland Plaza and the steeple of the Presbyterian church at the corner of N. Union and Springfield.




The Wachovia building, which was known as the Cranford Trust Building and built in 1912, looms over the town center, with picturesque and colorful stores lined up beside it.




The Cranford Train Station, showing Victorian lamp posts, same ones that dot the rest of the town.


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Old 04-17-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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Two more pics from last Sunday.

Looking north towards the The Central Jersey Overpass, which was completed in 1930 and bisects the town into its southern and northern parts, and which was frequently seen in the film Guess Who, with Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher. It proudly proclaims "Welcome to Downtown Cranford". The main downtown area is beyond this overpass.

To the left of this image would be the Cranford Hotel, and beyond the overpass and to the left also would be the town clock.



Side view of the Cranford Hotel, which was built in 1892, and has stood in downtown Cranford like a brooding sentinel ever since, its front stolidly facing the railroad overpass to welcome passengers to the town. The restaurant of the hotel is a frequent gathering place for residents and non-residents alike.

It's not the best view of the hotel, I'll try to get better pics later.

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Old 04-17-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Ah, the views of Downtown Cranford. Spent so many days growing up riding my bike on those streets, going to Tony's Pizza, and Sweet Dreams Cafe (long since gone). But Tony's is still there, I believe.

The train station elicits memories of commuting to NYC from Cranford for my first real job ever...

And the Cranford Hotel, what a gem. A Cranford icon. I had the privelage of working there in high school, I have so many fond memories from that place. That was when that wacky circular spaceship bank was next door...
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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asbury park

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Old 04-17-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Cool pics..hey Tommy how about some of downtown JC...that would be neat
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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Ah, the views of Downtown Cranford. Spent so many days growing up riding my bike on those streets, going to Tony's Pizza, and Sweet Dreams Cafe (long since gone). But Tony's is still there, I believe.

The train station elicits memories of commuting to NYC from Cranford for my first real job ever...

And the Cranford Hotel, what a gem. A Cranford icon. I had the privelage of working there in high school, I have so many fond memories from that place. That was when that wacky circular spaceship bank was next door...
Yeah, the Cranford Hotel is an icon. My wife had a business lunch over there last week, good food, no avenue east or anything, but the place has atmosphere. I'm hoping to get a pic of the front

Wacky bank? You know, I heard about that building and was actually looking for it. It was supposedly designed by a well known architect.

Weird thing is, I kinda remembered it from the 1980s, but not too sure.

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Old 04-17-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Cool pics..hey Tommy how about some of downtown JC...that would be neat
I think this thread is more focused on suburban downtowns, but I'll post a few pics. I'm planning on walking around this weekend and snapping a few spring pics. The thing is, this site won't let you post a pic that you've already posted in another thread! Why is that? That's ridiculous.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Yup, every pic I have I've already posted, so it won't let me post them again. It says, "you've already posted that photo in xxxxx thread". !! So what?? A picture can't be relevant in more than one thread!?? That's so silly...
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