PC's Adventures in Pictures

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  1. PC-Rider

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    We dropped the new Tag at a place we had eaten breakfast last year.
    And it was very good !

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    Biscuits and Gravey, southern style. :dg

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    Over Half Eaten, SORRY !

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    It is not very big inside, but that is part of it's charm.

    They server Breakfast and Lunch only.

    I like the sign for some reason.

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    We pass this going to church and about a month ago this stuffed
    Bowling Pin showed up hanging in a tree across the street !

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    I found it interesting.

    Don't ask me why ! :dunno

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    It just hangs there and spins around slowly in the wind with
    that big smile on it's face no matter what is going on around it.

    Rodio's Kitchen, Folsom, NJ
    Listed in Hammonton, which is probably it's mailing address.

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    Rodio's Kitchen @13
  2. PC-Rider

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    Decided to look at some motorcycles today.

    Not really in the market right now, but interesting to look.

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    Their lineup here at Fast by Ferracci is mostly Ducati.

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    They also sell Agusta, Moto Guzzi, Husqvarna and scooters.

    I don't think I would know what to do with one of these !

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    Moto Guzzis are what I came to look at.

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    I was looking to see if they had a California in stock to look at, but they did not have one.

    The above is the Griso.
    This is a V7 Classic.
    Looks pretty nice.

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    A V7 Racer with a red frame.

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    Or I could fly on a Fly Scooter ! :lol3

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    The outside of the building is not much to look at.
    This is where you go in on the side.

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    But what is important is on the inside of course !
    These are all Ducatis.

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    Do Ducatis need service ? :hmmmmm

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    I got Moto Guzzi brochures from the last two years.
    They did not have the 2013's yet.

    That was my trip for today.

    Fast by Ferracci in Willow Grove, PA.

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  3. PC-Rider

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    Finally got out to do some riding today.
    Some riding to see some interesting stuff anyway ! :D

    I have been looking for this underground house that I read about for several years now.
    I went for the Southern Tag today and by chance I was lead right to it.

    This was the Southern Tag.

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    Explanation:
    The building here was built and used by Malcolm B. Wells as his studio.
    Malcolm Wells was an Architect who was an early advocate of underground houses.

    He was not pushing for house caves, but houses placed into the landscape yet
    providing needed light for those who live in the house.

    Mr. Wells build this studio along a nice two lane road with a view of the river.
    The government came along and widened the road to six lanes ! :huh
    Needless to say, most of his front yard wound up under pavement.

    Hence, his wife, painted this nice quote on their front wall along the road !
    :lol3

    It says:
    "If we are not careful we shall leave our children a legacy of billion dollar
    roads leading nowhere except to other congested places like those they
    left behind" Omar Bradley.

    Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was a senior
    U.S. Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II,
    and a General of the Army in the United States Army." Wikipedia
    He attained to the rank of Five Star General in 1950.
    Why she quoted this I do not know, but it sure fit the Wells' situation.

    This is a busy area.

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    And Yes, I road my bike through that !
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    This building is unique, but it is not technically an underground house, as you can see.

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    It is interesting though.

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    I walked up the short side street to get some pictures of the back side.

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    I see this interesting depression with a roadway going around it.

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    I did not really notice what was off to the left here.

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    Just looked like some interesting landscaping.

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    I head back to my bike and one of the workers from the Studio building came out and asked if I was looking for the underground house.

    I said I had been looking for it for several years now, but this is not it is it?

    He said No, it is up the end of the street.

    The short one I had been down.

    How many houses do you see in this picture?

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    Yeah, me too.

    ONE

    He told me that was the underground house at the end.
    It is a business now, and if anyone is there they will give you a tour.

    So I walk down and lo and behold.

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    That landscaping is what turned out to be the roof of the house I had been looking for ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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    NICE.

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    Malcom B. Wells
    6 Dale Avenue
    Cherry Hill, NJ

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    Note the Rope Handrail !

    I finally see the courtyard below.

    This is the roof of the house I had been looking for ! :doh

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    It did not look like anyone was here so I decided to look around.
    The other gentleman said it would be OK.

    An interesting bench. The style of an ecentric of the 1970's.

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    I walk down the stairs and the courtyard is very narrow.

    I see a lizard on the wall.

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    A pond below.

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    Circular steps going off to the left.

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    I finally get to a spot where I can get a picture of the building underground.

    The roof on top of this is what I saw from the road.

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    Across the courtyard is that doorway by the circular stairs.

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    Doesn't look like anyone lives or works here !

    In the corner I am at I see these large stairs.

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    I walk up a couple to see what I can see.

    The roof of the house I saw from the road.

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    And some chimneys and piping behind me.

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    I come back down the large stairs and I see a man standing there.
    OH NO, am I in trouble ???

    It is one of the workers from the business that now owns this "HOUSE".

    He says, Did you come to see the underground house?

    OH YEAH, I believe this is it right?

    Yes, would you like a tour ?

    :eek1 :huh :eek1 :huh Are you kidding me ? :D:D:D

    I hope I didn't look too excited ! :rofl

    He tells me the edges of the poured roof were made using coffee cans for forms.

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    The pillars holding the roof up on the outside are stylish.

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    The actual roof is square, but the walls of the house itself are round.

    He asked if I wanted to see the inside.
    Now, I don't drool much, but I do have my moments.
    (I know, some of you think I am crazy. That's just me ! :lol3)

    There is One central Pillar holding the inside of the roof up.

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    Malcolm Wells' desk was in the same spot as this gentleman's.
    Right next to the pillar on the left.

    Every other window was a door around about half way.
    The rest of the walls were underground.

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    I was told this was actually Malcolm Wells' Office.
    His house was across the courtyard.
    Down those circular stairs I had seen.

    This office section had been divided into four rooms.
    The office area we were in. A bathroom. A Kitchen. And another room that looked like a rest area in the pictures I have seen.
    They had taken out one of the walls to make their office bigger, beings they were not living here.

    The reason for all of the stuff in the courtyard was because they were doing renovations on the kitchen and bathroom.

    Across the courtyard we go to the actual living quarters.

    We walk through double glass doors which he said replaced the original bronze doors that hung there.

    There was one big room.
    Probably the living room, which did have a wood stove in it when Malcolm Wells lived here.

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    The floor tiling is original.

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    The ceiling you could tell was poured concrete.

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    Interesting brick pattern on the wall.
    The wall arched to make a nice niche for the wood stove.

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    There was a room to the right, and another bathroom.
    There were a couple of small closet/utility areas around, and that was about it.

    There was a doorway leading out back.

    You can see the shaft for the skylight in this picture as well.

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    On the wall on the right behind the screen is a sculpture of Malcolm Wells' face that was done by his daughter, who was an artist.

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    I was told that that is what Malcolm Wells looked like, except for the hat ! :lol3

    I said, Really, he looked like that?

    YUP !

    There is so much to consider with an underground house like this.
    Water seepage, hard to heat, moisture condensation, dampness. Kind of like living in a cave.
    If it didn't have doors I am sure there would be bats in it as well ! :lol3

    Back out in the courtyard he showed me the outside wall of the living quarters and
    said Mrs. Wells had painted a phrase on there as well, but no one knows what is was now.

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    Malcolm Wells had designed the Collingswood Library and these bricks are thought
    to be left over from that project.

    I thanked my kind impromptu tour guide for his kindness and the wonderful tour.
    He says they get all kinds of people stopping by to see the place.
    One guy actually came from Africa to see it !!!!!!!!!

    He also said I could come back at any time.
    Really ? :evil

    This is the current occupants.

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    They do all kids of advertising, from brochures, newsletters, mailers, web sites, branding, etc., etc.

    So you would never know this was a house unless you knew it was there.

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    Know you know !

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    And a nice sunset on my way out.

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    About as good as you are going to get looking over the Cooper River towards Camden !

    Malcolm B. Wells
    A man ahead of his time.
    He was pushing recycling before it became the norm.
    Designing energy creative designs for buildings before conservation was the norm.

    MalcolmWells.com
    Everything you wanted to know about the man, and more !

    Some interesting stories from people who worked for Mr. Wells.

    A short video from above ground to the courtyard of this house on this site.

    Amazingly Wikipedia does not have much on Malcolm Wells.

    Pictures of the House from Red Oak Creative before renovations.
    There were a lot more darker earthy colors originally.

    Red Oak Creative
    Very nice people to work with.

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    SJT 845 Roads Leading To Congested Areas

    Malcolm B. Wells Studio @13
    Malcolm B. Wells Underground House @13
  4. PC-Rider

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    I did not post where I put the new Tag because I was trying to get some daytime pictures of the place to share.

    I got those today. :D

    I took these on my way home from Malcolm Wells' house.

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    No tripod either !

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    Yes, it is an Acme Supermarket, but the two story section in the middle use to be a Quaker Friends Meeting House ! :huh

    Here are the ones I took today.

    With the Acme shopping cart return pavilion.

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    The Meeting House section.

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    I believe this stands for Friends Meeting.
    1851 is the year this building was built.

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    Hicksite was a faction that split off from the Orthodox Quakers.
    They eventually made up and rejoined.

    That is why this Meeting House was left vacant and able to be used for this odd purpose.

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    This tiny circle is to the right of the Acme.
    I do not know why they left this thing here.
    Coming from the back side you have to pretty much drive around the whole thing to keep going down the road.

    But it does say "Welcome to Historic Haddonfield".

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    Sign on the side facing that circle.

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    Here is information on the Haddonfield Friends Meeting history which includes the split and reconciliation, near the bottom.
    This website says this building was moved here from another location, but I do not know how true that is.

    Here is a picture on flickr from 1956.
    It shows a spire on the roof of the building.
    I could see discoloration on the roof and wondered what it was. Now I know ! :wink:
    They call this ACME Store 1045.

    Here is a great site with a picture of the original building.
    This site preserves the history of ACME stores in the Delaware Valley !

    Here is a YouTube video of the outside.
    Interesting because it gives some perspective of its location.

    So the middle section is the original Friends Meeting House.
    When Acme purchased the property they were required to keep the original
    building intact, so they added onto the left and right and the back.

    Probably the most interesting ACME there is.

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    SJT 846 1851 Acme

    Quaker Friends Meeting, Haddonfield Hicksite Friends Meeting House @13
  5. PC-Rider

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    Today was kind of interesting.

    We headed out for church and the weather was fairly nice, for winter that is.
    It was supposed to get up to the mid 40's.
    I don't think it ever made it.
    It seemed to get colder all day.
    Now we are thawing out nicely after getting the wood stove up to temp again! :nod

    Our next stop, well, our next stop where I took pictures, was this small church in Moorestown.

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    Nice building and location.

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    I was amazed by the two giant cedar trees on either side of the front door.

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    First Church of Christ, Scientist, Moorestown website.

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    Moorestown First Church of Christ, Scientist
  6. PC-Rider

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    And our next stop.

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    Complete with bars on the windows.

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    The bars I assume are because of this buildings previous occupants.

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    The Jail, not the City Hall Occupants ! :lol3

    This was later used for a place that could put you in jail if self control is a problem.

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    The Crow Bar is apparently associated with the Robins Next Restaurant next door.

    I guess everyone knows Robins and Crows do not get along very well.
    Especially when the Crows have been drinking ! ! ! :freaky

    I know it doesn't look like much from the front, but the building is somewhat long and it is two stories.

    I need to get back and get some daytime pictures.
    There is a creek along this side and the back side of this building.

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    Here is the Robins Next Restaurant facebook page.

    Not finding anything official about the history of this interesting building.

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    Mount Holly Old City Hall & Jail @13
  7. PC-Rider

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    Got back to the Mount Holly Old City Hall & Jail during the day.

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    The left side is next to what I thought was a creek, but turns out to be an old Mill Race.

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    The bridge next to the Jail says 1853.

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    Perhaps the original bridge was that old, but this one looks newer than that.

    Looking up the Mill Race away from the Jail.

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    The Robin's Nest is the building on the right corner.
    You can see the green Crow Bar building behind it.

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    I had not considered that small stream anything other than that until I thought about the sign over the entrance to the road.

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    So looking up on Google Maps I see that this is an old Mill Race and
    starts further upstream on the Rancocas Creek North Branch.

    I have no idea which building was the mill, or if it still exists, but there
    could have been several businesses using that Mill Race for water power,
    just like up at Paterson Great Falls National Park back on page 66.

    Walking down to the Creek the Jail is off to the left.

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    That low patio is on the back of the Crow Bar/Jail.

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    I used Google Maps to view the creek I was standing over and noticed it is
    an offshoot of the main creek that runs just past where you can see in the
    picture above this one. What was odd is that it makes a complete loop
    around a small neighborhood and reattaches to the main creek ! :hmmmmm Not
    sure why that is. There are actually two areas where this appears in
    Mount Holly.

    Amazing that you can pass over a bridge so many times and never really
    know much about what interesting stuff there is right around it.

    On the opposite side of the bridge is this neat looking old house.

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    Which is for sale, and in need of repair it looks like.

    As I look across the street I see that Hebe's Fountain I posted on page 79 with some kind of a hat on !

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    It is in front of a college campus, so I am not surprised !

    She does not look amused about it either !

    And the Robin's Nest and the Crow Bar are both open for business.

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    I never paid much attention to the Mill Race Village before either.

    Here is their website.

    I had always thought this road was closed to vehicles until I checked it out to find that interesting old Jail.
  8. PC-Rider

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    We stopped at this hill in Hedding, NJ.

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    It was a Southern Tag.

    It is unusual to find such a nice hill for sledding in South Jersey.
    Some people even use the interstate clover leafs to sled on.

    Until the police come of course !

    The continuation of the left side of the hill.

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    Interestingly we did have about 2 inches of snow the day before.
    But it did not last long.

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    So no sledding today.

    But apparently someone needed some energy for something.

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    Nice road coming in.

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    But it doesn't last long.

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    I was not too awfully excited because just over the farmers field is the New Jersey Turnpike! :rolleyes

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    Between Exits 5 & 6 if you must know !

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  9. PC-Rider

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    We took a nice ride on some nice back roads.

    Wound up at Bass River State Forest again.

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    Only this time without rain.
    We had stopped here back on page 75 on our way to the WWSI Television Tower.

    I wonder who gets taken out to here.

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    No Idling Zone.
    Says nothing about motorcycles ! :D

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    And I found it quite ironic that I am taking a picture of a phone booth with my phone !

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    You do not see many of those anymore.

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  10. rolarosa

    rolarosa Been here awhile

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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing!
  11. PC-Rider

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    Thank you rolarosa.

    I have some more, but I need time to post them.

    I see you live in Edison.
    I need to get up there and see that giant light bulb memorial.
    That is on my list of places to visit. :thumb
  12. PC-Rider

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    After our short break we head down to Tuckerton to another old Quaker Meeting House.

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    I have passed this a number of times and never realized it was there.
    It sits back off the road behind another building and some trees.
    This is the driveway.

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    An older sign that looked like it was on the fence at one time.

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    Another old sign.

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    There is an old cemetery off to the right side and behind the church.

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    And this nice marker remembering those who are buried here in now unmarked graves.

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    The siding on the building shows its age.

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    The Little Egg harbor Meeting House was founded in 1702.
    The first building was built in 1709.
    That building was taken down after 154 years of use, and this building was built the same year in 1863.

    This is the first one I have seen made out of wood.
    All of the others are made out of brick.

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    This is also the first one I have been able to get pictures of the inside.

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    A kitchen in the front right.
    The front being the side with the stairs on it.

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    Looks like the center has a divider down the middle.
    I believe women sit on one side and men on the other.

    The pulpit area is off to the right.

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    Just a nice old building.

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    Here is a poem about this Meeting House by Leah Blackman.

    An article in the Bass River Gazette.

    This is also called the Tuckerton Friends Meeting House.

    Here is their website. Look at the "Meeting and Meeting Houses" Tab and at the bottom right is a 360 degree inside view of this building.

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  13. PC-Rider

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    The following day was Sunday and we took a ride to Cape May to have church at Calvary Chapel Cape May.

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    Use to be a fire house.

    I needed to talk to their pastor, a friend of mine, about our church riding group ride planed for April to this area.

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    They are in an area called Erma, which is in Lower Township, which is in Cape May County.

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    Of course if you live in this area they just call it "Lower"
    There is also a Middle Township and an Upper Township.
    They are called "Middle" and "Upper" !!!

    :deal

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    We had a nice service and then went out to lunch.

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    Very nice place.

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    And I saw another one of those weird machines on the wall !

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    :scratch

    Our ride is planned for Satruday, April 20, 2013.
    More on that when it gets a little closer here.
    Should have that up in about two weeks.

    We had a great ride.
    25 degrees when we left home for an hour and a half ride on some nice back roads.
    I wish I had had time to stop and take some quality pictures.
    There was a lite fog over the heavily frosty fields of South Jersey.
    Nice crisp air.
    And best of all, no traffic.

    It was warmer when we came home of course ! :clap

    Calvary Chapel Cape May

    Bella Vida "Garden Cafe"

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  14. PC-Rider

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    Beings we were so close we decided to stop at the Cape May Lighthouse again.

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    I can not wait for our April ride because I will finally get some pictures of the lighthouse without the sun behind it !

    I also noticed they were still working on the beaches from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

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    They were spared major damage down here fortunately.

    We also stopped to look at that Concrete Ship S.S. Atlantus I posted on page 32.

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    This is the most I have ever seen of it.
    Here are pictures of it over the years.

    1926 after it had gotten stranded.
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    About 10 years later 1936.
    Also note the train tracks running along the beach.
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    Sometime in the 1940's.
    You can see it cracking in half.
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    1950's
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    Probably in the 1980's.
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    Today, 2013.
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    I listed this as "Sunset Beach" on my "Where PC's been from 2009-2011" Map because that is where this is located.
    The "Lighthouse, Cape May Lighthouse" is also on that map.
  15. PC-Rider

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    Down here at Sunset Beach is this concrete tower that I was told was a submarine lookout tower.

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    It turns out it was used for more than just that.
    It has been used for several things over the years.

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    All Veterans Memorial Eternal Flame is a sculpture.
    It must have been around the front side of the tower because I did not see it.
    Here is some more info and a picture of it.

    That's what I get for rushing around! :cry

    These plaques line the boardwalk up to the tower.

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    I did not know about Fort Miles before.
    There are some concrete square blocks near the lighthouse which I had heard were gun batteries, and they must be part of this fort.
    But I really do not know where the one in the picture above was located.

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    OK, now I understand what they mean by Fire Control.
    I thought it was for Forest Fires !!! :shog

    :doh

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    The bottom left of this picture shows Delware.
    New Jersey is at the top right.

    Some of these were never built.
    I think the ones with the black dots are the ones that were built.

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    I never was down here while this Magnesite plant was open.
    I do not remember seeing any of it in my travels.
    I believe my first trips down here would have been in the 1990's.

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    From my days of watching the Batman TV show!

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    Information on the Tower.

    Some more info here with a picture of the inside.

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    Time to head home after a nice long day.

    But I needed to make one more stop! :D

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    This is part of Belcoville.
    I posted a picture of an information sign on page 18 under the name Bethlehem Loading Company, which is what Belcoville stands for.
    It was a WWI ammunition plant built near Mays Landing.

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    This building was their post office for just under two years between 1918-1919.

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    It has been used for various things over the years including a school.
    The building is deemed unsafe due to termite damage, arson fires and just more years of neglect and some people want it torn down and others want to preserve it.
    It is apparently the last remaining Post Office from the many ammunition plants built for World War I.

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    The memorial out front.

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    Belcoville is still a town.
    This building was used up until the year 2000 so this WWII honor roll is part of the towns history.

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    Sad to see flags in such a state.

    But it kind of matches the poor buildings condition.

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    It is listed on the 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in New Jersey.

    Information on the ongoing battle over the building.

    It is also on the National Register of Historical Places.

    Information on the Bethlehem Loading Company.

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    I used this for my next Southern Tag drop.
    We rode back here after getting the Tag on our way to church.
    Just a little different angle for the game.

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    I was surprised when I pulled up because there were cars all on the left side of the building.
    Then I noticed and remembered the ball fields behind the building.

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    The Tag we got was this Country Club.

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    Tavistock Country Club.
    Founded in 1921.

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    There were some people there taking lessons.

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    Pretty big building.

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    The town this is in is also called Tavistock or the Borough of Tavistock.

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    Founded the same year as the Country Club.

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    So you might know it was built for those people with a lot of green.

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    I have no idea what kind of house this is!

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    Ok, OK, get this.
    Those two big houses/mansions are 2/5 of the houses in the Borough of Tavistock.
    Guess what the population is according to the 2010 Census ????? ? ? ? ? ?




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    :huh :eek1 :huh :huh :eek1 :eek1

    By my math that is 1 person per house !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Needless to say it is the smallest municipality by population in New Jersey.
    Beating out nearby Pine Valley by more (or less) than half. Pine Valley has 12 residents !!!

    Ahhhhhhh, New Jersey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The most populated state in the country !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl

    The people here separated from Haddonfield to form their own community, in 1921, so they could play golf on Sundays !

    Information from Wikipedia.

    They do not have much history online.
    Here is their website.
    They have a three member board, a tax collector, tax assessor, solicitor, to a total of 11 government workers of some kind. :rofl
    I mean there are more people in their township building then there are residents !!!! :jack :lol3 :lol3:poser:lol2

    This is just too funny to me ! :oscar

    As you can tell ! :lol3

    Tavistock Country Club
    (Their pictures are more flattering than mine ! :D)

    OK, I have composed myself now !
    Mostly !

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    We got to ride on Good Friday.

    Went out for the Phily Tag.

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    Came in THIRD !

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    This is an old schoolhouse.
    Or looks like one anyway.
    I need to do some research to make sure because there was no name or plaque on it.

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    It is on a property with an old church and cemetery along with a newer church building.

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    I never really heard of an Irish Meetinghouse before.
    Down here in South Jersey we see all of the Quaker Meetinghouses.

    This one caught my attention because of my heritage.

    I am wondering how the other road got it's name !

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    Plaques on the front of the old church.

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    The cemetery was quite interesting.

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    There were quite a few men buried here who fought in the American Revolution.

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    I thought this was a nice idea for a husband and wife.

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    So simple, and so sad.

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    This gentleman was born in 1701 !

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    They even had a nice section set aside for a memorial garden.

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    The new church viewed from the old schoolhouse.
    It is a lot bigger than the old church !

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    And the front.

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    I like their weather vane.

    I will post information and links when I get some more time.
    For now just enjoy the pictures ! :D

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    The only information I could find on the schoolhouse says it was built for the Pennridge School District in 1868.
    In 1958 it was bought by the Irish Meetinghouse/Deep Run Presbyterian Church when they were looking for more space for their Sunday School.
    Found that information here.

    The older Irish Meetinghouse was founded in 1725.
    The sign on the front of the building says it was rebuilt in 1841.

    Apparently a large influx of Irish came here in 1720 and a William Allen bought land in this area from William Penn III and gave land to the church at Deep Run.
    I found that on the current church's website under their history.
    They have pictures of a timeline for their history. Here is the link. Click on the dates at the bottom for closeups.

    I am not able to find out much more information online.
    I keep getting results for houses on Irish Meetinghouse Road !!!!

    Apparently the original log church building was where the school is now.
    In 1797 a Session House and School were built where the original log church was. So I am not sure if that is this current school building or not.

    Here is some history on the Deep Run area of Bedminster Township in Bucks County which does mention the Irish Meetinghouse.

    The Irish Meetinghouse Cemetery is found under Deep Run Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
    Here is a list of the interments there. I am sure this is not a complete list.


    A confusing place to find information on.
    Perhaps the name changes and different names for this area make it even more difficult to pinpoint anything.
    So here is it's location: :deal
    Deep Run
    Perkasie
    Bedminster Township
    Bucks County
    Pennsylvania

    Good luck ! :lol3

    Perkasie PA information on Wikipedia

    Apparently the name Elephant comes from a community just down the road named ............. Elephant, PA ! :rofl

    Honest !!!!!!

    And no one seems to know, or want to tell how they came up with the name!

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    Beings we did not get the Tag we decided to go look at the Quakertown Farmers Market.

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    This place has been around since 1932.

    The long grey strip in the middle of the picture is the building from 1949.

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    The building today is the same with some outside cosmetics as you saw in the first picture.

    They have outside vendors as well when the weather is warmer.

    This guy is their logo.

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    They have 120 stores inside.

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    Kind of like an old Mall !

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    There are two aisles running the length of the building with stores on both sides.

    They even had an indoor slot car racing track.

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    One thing I was surprised about was the ramps inside the building hallways on the East side !

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    I would think that would be a safety hazard !
    Today, not back in 1932 of course !!!!! :evil

    I can not imagine taking one of those shopping carts up or down that !

    But then again, I live in FLAT South Jersey !!!

    And don't forget the Easter Bunny.
    And his giant chocolate minions.

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    These costumes just look creepy to me for some reason.
    Perhaps it is the puffy partially closed eyes and the goofy grin.
    Makes it look like he is up to something or on something.

    Here is the land grant for the land the Quakertown Farmers Market stands on today.

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    Signed by one of William Penn's sons.

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    I have heard of the Callowhill Section of Philadelphia and Callowhill Street in Philadelphia for many years.
    I never knew the name came from William Penn's wife Hannah Callowhill.
    Ya learn something new every day !

    And when I saw this I was seriously tempted to get a hair cut !!!

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    Quakertown Farmers Market
    Click on "about us" for some of their history.

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    The rest of the day we spent riding and we stopped to see my mom and then headed home.

    Got to see a nice sunset.

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    I must say these were enhanced slightly, but that is pretty much what we saw.

    Nice ending to a nice day of riding.