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Villani’s Restaurant

Villani’s Restaurant

The view of Villani’s Restaurant in 1950 from Route 17, where patrons could enjoy “the finest food and and fountain service” either indoors or outdoors. The restaurant stood where the Howard Johnson’s used to be on Route 17, which has since been integrated into the Interstate Shopping Center.

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Swiss Chalet

Swiss Chalet

Established in 1918 by Louise and Charles Pfuhl as a lunch and dinner restuarant.

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Woodie Ramoco Grill Diner

Woodie Ramoco Grill Diner

The Woodie Ramoco Grill Diner.

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Church

Town Entrance, circa 1930’s

Town Entrance, circa 1930’s

Since the last time we saw it, the entrance to the town at Main Street and Franklin Turnpike where St. John’s Epsicopal church sits now features paved roads, a street light, curbs, and a number of new trees.

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St. John’s Episcopal Church

St. John’s Episcopal Church

The postcard shows what is now the entrance to town at the intersection of Main Street and Franklin Turnpike as it appeared in 1908.

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Original St. Paul’s RC Church

Original St. Paul’s RC Church

The first St. Paul’s Church was dedicated by Bishop John O’Connor in 1904 for the some 43 adults and 43 children that made up the Roman Catholic population of Ramsey at the time.

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Education

Don Bosco Polish Institute, Ramsey, NJ

Don Bosco Polish Institute, Ramsey, NJ

The school was founded in 1915 by the Salesian Fathers and Brothers (a Roman Catholic religious order founded by Saint John Bosco) after a fire destroyed the Salesian school in Hawthorne, New York.

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Ramsey’s First High School

Ramsey’s First High School

Back on June 23rd the featured post card was of the original Dater School building. This postcard features a view from farther down the street “in color”, post the renovations of 1923.

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Ramsey High School (Dater School)

Ramsey High School (Dater School)

Starting in 1912, the original Dater School building (torn down in 2006 to build the new grammar school) was the high school in Ramsey until 1937 when it switched to housing grades K-8.

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Government

We All Need Republican Good Times

We All Need Republican Good Times

In honor of local politics, today’s post is an original 98 year old letter from the webmaster’s collection, sent to Ramsey’s first mayor, Dr. John B. Finch by the Republican County Committee.

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Post Office, Ramsey NJ

Post Office, Ramsey NJ

This post card shows one of the previous locations of the Ramsey Post Office, now you may recognize it as the same building Morano’s Italian Gourmet Market is in.

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Homes

Washington Headquarters

Washington Headquarters

A postcard entitled “Historic Washington Headquarters, Ramsey, NJ”.

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Freeman Estate, 1907

Freeman Estate, 1907

A 1907 postcard showing the residence and terrace of the Freeman Estate.

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Sport

Ramsey Baseball As It Was

Ramsey Baseball As It Was

The Ramsey Field Club, circa their championship season of 1904.

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Ramsey’s Professional Athletes: Ryan Grant

Ramsey’s Professional Athletes: Ryan Grant

Star football player Ryan Grant of the Green Bay Packers played his high school football at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, NJ.

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Interstate Lanes

Interstate Lanes

Interstate Bowling Lanes. Inc partially opened a 40-lane bowling center in Ramsey. N. J. during October 1958.

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Ramsey’s Station

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Ramsey’s Station

While it would be years before it became its own Borough on March 10, 1908, the Bergen County Atlas of 1876 does include an inset in its map of Hohokus Township entitled ‘Ramsey’s Station’, referring to the train station built on land acquired from Peter J. Ramsey. Early landowners, the Erie Railroad lines, and early […]

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Villani’s Restaurant

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Villani’s Restaurant

The view of Villani’s Restaurant in 1950 from Route 17, where patrons could enjoy “the finest food and and fountain service” either indoors or outdoors. The restaurant stood where the Howard Johnson’s used to be on Route 17, which has since been integrated into the Interstate Shopping Center.

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Turkeys Grab Next Train Out

Filed in Transportation by on November 27, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1062
Turkeys Grab Next Train Out

A blast from the not so distant past, turkeys leaving town at the Ramsey Route 17 train station.

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