Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission

Woodbridge Township, New Jersey

Chartered 1669

Historic Markers

In 2008, the Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission began  placing Historic Markers on the various sites of historical significance in Woodbridge Township.  The program continues to recognize a number of sites each year, according to the funding available.  The following is a listing of the sites already identified by a marker and the year in which that marker was erected. 


In 2014, the following properties were recognized:
  • St. Anthony of Padua, 436 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading
  • Maple Tree Farm, 871 Rahway Ave., Avenel
  • Avenel Schools 4 & 5, 224-236 Avenel St., Avenel
  • McMyler Coal Dumper, Coal Pier, Middlesex Ave., Port Reading ​
In 2013, the following properties were recognized:
  • The Cutter House, 891 Main St., Fords
  • Woman's Club, 11 Corrielle St., Fords
  • Fords Corner, New Brunswick Ave. & King Georges Post Road, Fords
  • Fords Porcelain Works, 950 King Georges Post Road, Fords
  • Hopelawn School 10, 52 Clyde Ave., Hopelawn
In 2012, the following properties were recognized:
  • ​Cooper-Neuberg House, 380 Cliff Rd., Sewaren
  • Boynton Beach, corner of Cliff Rd. & Ferry St., Sewaren
  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Woodbridge Ave. & Cliff Rd., Sewaren
  • Gorham Boynton House, 483 West Ave., Sewaren
  • Sewaren Free Public Library, 546 West Ave., Sewaren

In 2011, the following properties were recognized:

  • Colonia Country Club, Colonia Boulevard, Colonia

  • Colonia Triangle - marking the site of the Bishop Grist & Sawmill and the First Colonia Library, Chain O'Hills & New Dover Road, Colonia

  • U. S. General Hospital No. 3, corner of Dorset & New Dover Road in Colonia

  • Kinnekort, corner of New Dover Road and Colonia Boulevard

  • The Trees (The Old Cone Place), 374 New Dover Road, Colonia

​​​In 2010, the following markers were added:

  • Woodbridge High School (now Middle School), 525 Barron Avenue, Woodbridge

  • James Parker Press, Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge

  • St. James Roman Catholic Parish, Amboy Avenue & Main Street, Woodbridge

  • United Methodist Church, Main Street, Woodbridge

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Amboy Avenue, Woodbridge

In 2009, the following markers were added:

  • First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge

  • Jonathan Dunham House, Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge

  • Trinity Churchyard, Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge

  • Fitz-Randolph House, 569 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge

  • First Congregational Church, 545-561 Barron Avenue, Woodbridge

  • School No. 1 (Administration Building), 421 School Street, Woodbridge

  • Bloomfield House, 115-117 Harrell Avenue, Woodbridge

  • J. J. Bitting Coal & Feed Depot, 33 Main Street, Woodbridge

In 2008, the following properties were recognized:

  • Aaron Dunn Homestead/Jost-Keating House— 12 Freeman Street, Woodbridge

  • Barron Library (now The Barron Arts Center)— 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge

  • Barron House— 574 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge

  • Cross Keys Tavern—142 No. James St. (behind 7/11 on Rt. 35), Woodbridge

  • First Presbyterian Church (The Old White Church)—Corner Rahway Avenue and Port Reading Avenue, Woodbridge

  • Methodist Episcopal Church Parsonage— 71 Main Street, Woodbridge

  • Trinity Episcopal Church—Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge