Saturday, August 08, 2009

The Old CN

To commenter 7:06 a.m.:
Click here to see the "ghost" sign on the Park Avenue building.
The Courier News was there and also for a time at what became the UCC building.
When I started in 1987, there was a small CN satellite office in the Atlas Building at 120 West Seventh Street. That was soon closed and the outpost became my laptop at home.
The Atlas Building also housed WERA and a United National Bank branch at the time.
When I worked at the weekly, Plainfield Today, it was right across the street from the Church Street office. The weekly's office later moved to North Avenue, where I racked up dozens of parking tickets while working past 2 a.m.
As you may know, the Bridgewater CN building was sold and now CN's office is in Somerville.



Blogger olddoc said...

Please also clarify the location of "Court Place". and its present name.

In my long forgotten childhood the CN building on Park Ave with its big Presses was a ye4arly school trip for we school kids. . The E.Second street building post wwii never had that attraction to the kids of the era.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Bernice said...

Did you mean Church Street? The UCC building is at Church Street and East Second Street. Court Place is the street just south of Municipal Court and was renamed Richard Taylor Way to honor Rick several years ago. The Courier News put up a big online gallery of photos when it published the 125th Anniversary issue. It's worth taking a look - you have to follow the links on their web site from Photos & Videos to Staff Photo galleries, then scroll way down to Courier News Archive.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bernice, thanks for clarification. Now remember where the old Buck n Benny's was ? Trick question, Plainfield had 2 stores of this company downtown at the same time, them were the days ... What happened? Route 22 upgrade, Menlo Park mall or riots of 1967 ?? Will be debated at Rutgers Grad schools for years, but long and short is people avoid places they feel unsafe in.

5:02 AM  

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