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Did you know the original village of Boonton now lies under the Jersey City Reservoir? Modern-day Boonton grew from the 1829 construction of the Morris Canal and the development of the New Jersey Iron Company. The Boonton Historical Society and Museum examines the area’s intriguing history all the way back to the mid-1700s through an extensive collection housed in the landmark John Taylor Building. The society also does themed walking tours to bring this unique history to life.
The John Taylor Building with the historical collections was built in 1897-1898 as the residence and office of Dr. John L. Taylor and his wife, Adelaide. The house combines architectural elements of Colonial Revival and Victorian Gothic styles.
Of Special Note:
• The Boonton Historical Society and Museum was founded in 1959
• The Honorable John L. Kanouse gave this land to his daughter Adelaide and her husband as a gift