Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Peck's Hill

In the late 17th century and early 18th century the main route from Newark to The Mountain was called First Road (which later became West Market Street, Orange Street, and Main Street), and one of the highest elevations on the road was Peck's Hill (also referred to as Pecktown), which was later the intersection of Main Street and Maple Avenue in East Orange. When the Morris and Essex railroad was first built in 1836, the railroad station at Grove Street was called the "Peck's Ridge" station. The station was later called the "East Orange Station" and by 1890 it was renamed the "Grove Street Station."

The following are two articles from the late 19th century:

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