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Forest Rest

Filed in Business by on July 1, 2010 1 Comment • views: 1153

Depicted is a 1940 post card of a gas station and cabins along Route 2 called Forest Rest. Route 2 was designated from a part of Route 17N back in 1927, the portion of the road running from North Arlington to the New York border. The road name was changed to Route 17 in 1942 based on a defense requirement to match the name of the New York portion of Route 17.

Forest Rest, Ramsey, Bergen County NJ


The proprietor, Marie Cotz, is listed on the postcard issued by Mezzo-Tone Post Card Corporation in New York. Note the business’s three digit phone number.

Stop Over-night, Cool, Clean Tree-Shaded Cabins


The back of the postcard features an advertisement of the overnight accommodations at Forest Rest: cool, clean, tree-shaded cabins.

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Daniel Kennedy is a local history buff and a board member of the Ramsey Historical Association.

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  1. Sally M says:

    Was Forest Rest located in the spot where Porcelenosa is now, I remember about 10 yrs. ago they tore down an abandoned small motel with cabins in the back? Also, does anyone have pictures of the old Cury’s and Hi Way Hobby?

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