Open Every Sunday from 1pm – 5pm

Phone:
201-445-1804

Address:
330 Paramus Road Paramus NJ 07652

If you would like to set up a Private Group Tour, give us a call and we will be happy to accommodate you!

Bill

About Bill Leaver

Bill Leaver has been associated with the Behnke Museum since it opened in 2003. He was named as Director/Curator in 2013.
16 08, 2021

ROUTE 4 & 17 CLOVERLEAF

2021-08-16T11:03:56-04:00

This major intersection before the "flyover" ramps of today.  Note the large building in the photo,  That was Alexanders Department Store.  You may remember the mural on the building (extreme left of photo)

ROUTE 4 & 17 CLOVERLEAF2021-08-16T11:03:56-04:00
12 07, 2021

FRITZ BEHNKE BARN

2021-07-09T11:24:25-04:00

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 [...]

FRITZ BEHNKE BARN2021-07-09T11:24:25-04:00
28 06, 2021

SPRING VALLEY ROAD ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE

2021-06-25T10:23:48-04:00

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.

SPRING VALLEY ROAD ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE2021-06-25T10:23:48-04:00
21 06, 2021

The Fritz Behnke Barn

2021-06-18T11:27:03-04:00

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 [...]

The Fritz Behnke Barn2021-06-18T11:27:03-04:00
7 06, 2021

CHARLES E. REID BRANCH LIBRARY

2021-06-04T10:49:19-04:00

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

CHARLES E. REID BRANCH LIBRARY2021-06-04T10:49:19-04:00
31 05, 2021

PARAMUS POST OFFICE

2021-05-28T10:58:46-04:00

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.

PARAMUS POST OFFICE2021-05-28T10:58:46-04:00
24 05, 2021

HOWARD JOHNSON RESTAURANT

2021-05-24T11:11:16-04:00

The Howard Johnson's was on Route 17 for many years.  The building was last occupied as a Hooter's restaurant before it closed and was demolished.

HOWARD JOHNSON RESTAURANT2021-05-24T11:11:16-04:00
19 04, 2021

HAND HAIR CLIPPER

2021-04-19T11:08:11-04:00

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

HAND HAIR CLIPPER2021-04-19T11:08:11-04:00
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