HOWLAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

This envelope commemorated the first Paramus Library in 1954 that was located on Spring Valley Road.

Past Weeks


FRITZ BEHNKE BARN

This barn stands today on property at the corner of Farview Avenue and Colorado Avenue.  It was used by Fritz Behnke to farm the land west of the barn running down toward Route 17.  The farm produced a variety of vegetables that were brought to New York City markets in his horse and buggy via […]

SPRING VALLEY ROAD ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE

This structure remains today on Spring Valley Road just north of the Spring Valley Road Fire House.  The bell tower has been removed however the exterior is much the same as the photograph.  It is currently a private residence.

The Fritz Behnke Barn

The barn today still sits on the property on the corner of Farview Avenue and Colorado Avenue.  This is the original barn that was used when Fritz Behnke farmed many acres of land going west toward Route 17.  Most of the artifacts at the Paramus Fritz Behnke Historical Museum came from the barn.  For many […]

CHARLES E. REID BRANCH LIBRARY

Many people recognize this building on Midland Avenue as the branch library.  Actually this building, built in 1924, was one of the two one-room schoolhouses.  Later it became the borough hall and also was used as police headquarters and court.  It is the oldest continually used municipal facility in Paramus

PARAMUS POST OFFICE

This is the first Paramus Post Office.  It was located on Century Road near Route 17. It was dedicated in June 1950 when you could mail a letter with a 3 cent stamp.

THE CHIMES RESTAURANT

This fine restaurant was located off Route 17 just south of the current Barnes & Noble store.  It closed in the 1950’s.

HAND HAIR CLIPPER

Prior to electric hair clippers, this was the type of hair clipper used by barbers to trim hair for haircuts.

PARAMUS VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORP

This 1951 Cadillac ambulance was donated by the Paramus Rotary Club.  It replaced a 1936 LaSalle ambulance that was purchased for $650 from the Closter Ambulance Corp and went into service in June 1950 when the ambulance corp. was organized.  After housing the ambulance in various locations, the ambulance headquarters building on Midland Avenue was […]

THE ORANGE LANTERN

Established in 1933, the Orange Lantern is one of the oldest bar/food establishments in Paramus.  They have been serving classic American food from Burgers and Sandwiches to Pizza for 87 years at their location on Firehouse Lane.

ARCOLA AMUSEMENT PARK

The Arcola Amusement Park was built in the early 1920’s along the Paramus/Rochelle Park border when the area was still know as Midland Township.  The park burned down in 1929.