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Monomonock Inn


The Monomonock Inn was an elegant resort that spanned the triangle between Bloomfield Avenue, Academy Road and Prospect Street at the beginning of the twentieth century. By far the largest of the many local hotels that catered to summer visitors in those days, the "Inn on the heights"  could accommodate 150 guests.  It had its own farm, a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, formal gardens, a livery stable, garage, and extensive lawns.  The Inn was demolished in 1940 as the country was gearing up for World War II.  The Mary Ann Apartments that were eventually built on the  site housed many of the people who had moved to the area to work at the Curtiss-Wright aircraft plant which had expanded their production to support the war effort.

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Sharing our Stories


Caldwell Public Library received a 2014 MakerSpaces grant from LibraryLinkNJ and the NJ State Library to create a model for a local oral history project. Our project focuses on recording the recollections of area residents, businesses, and organizations. In 2014, the project gathered interviews at Marion Manor, Grover Cleveland Middle School and Congregation Agudath Israel's Hadassah. We also recorded a panel discussion reflecting on Caldwell University's 75 year history.

Do you have a story you'd like to share or a suggestion of someone we should interview? Contact us at or 973-226-2837 for details about how you can add a 20-30 minute story to this website. Our trained volunteers will facilitate and record the interview either on-site here or we can bring our mobile recording equipment and come to you. Thank you for your interest!