East Orange during its first 100 years, 1863 to 1963, with some emphasis on Stockton School and its surrounding neighborhoods. "Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember." Oscar Levant
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Drake College was at the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Harrison Street. According to a 1917 educational directory, Drake College had been founded in 1883 by William E Drake. By 1911 the East Orange campus was in the Central Avenue location. There were a number of Drake Secretarial School camuses in the NY/NJ area, so the East Orange campus may not have been added until the early 20th century.
Below: from 1954 East Orange High School yearbook
Above: from a 1911 map
Below: from an 1895 map when the building was still shown as a dwelling.