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Hi everybody.

I thought I would start off my photo blogs with my own home town of Hillsdale

I grew up in Hillsdale and lived in a home that my father and grandfather built many years ago way back in the late 1940's. My grandfather was a builder in town and some of his other homes are still standing in there original form. I guess they were built well. Some other homes he built were in Oradell as well as Westwood. One of the homes that I got to see before it was torn down was in Oradell and it had a very identifiable look to me.
 
This is where my father built his house out in the middle of the woods on the eastern side of town across from Beachwood Park on Hillsdale Avenue. 
  HammersTeamBobs House being built

After the main house was built he started adding a Living Room in the picture on the right above.
Below is what it looked like just a few years ago when it was listed for sale as a condo alternative.

Our Front Door


Growing up in Hillsdale was a wonderful experience as it was a very quiet town having many wooded areas for kids to play in.

Downtown Hillsdale looked very different than it does today but is still a great family town.

Here's a picture of downtown the way I remember it. Even though this was taken in 1987 it stayed like this for a long time. My grandfather was also a participating architect along with family friend, John Olley who completed the design of the traffic booth. It has become the iconic symbol of downtown Hillsdale. Though my grandfather was never given any credit for his consult on the booth.

Police Booth in Hillsdale NJ

A few years after the picture above was taken, Hillsdale decided to move the traffic booth to the corner of Hillsdale Avenue and Broadway in order to improve traffic flow through town. The picture below is the way it looks today.

Downtown Hillsdale today 

As you can see the traffic booth is no longer in the center of Hillsdale Avenue.

Be sure to catch my next blog on the hometowns of the Pascack Valley!



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Robert & Lisa Hammerstein
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Wow Bob!  What a great idea - photo blogs about our great area.  No wonder we love this place so much!

Feb 10, 2009 06:04 PM #1
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Robert Hammerstein
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Thanks for the kind words. You are too kind :-)

Feb 11, 2009 08:45 AM #2
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Bill Gassett
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Hi Bob - Nice job showing off "old" Hillsdale NJ:)

Feb 13, 2009 12:41 PM #3
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Robert Hammerstein
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Bill -  Hey thanks for stopping by Bill and thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it. I will be continuing this series in the future on my hometown. Hope you had a great birthday!

Feb 13, 2009 01:24 PM #4
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Hey Bob,

I remember visiting you in that old house in Hillsdale! :)

 

Lisa

Feb 16, 2009 11:58 AM #5
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Yes Lisa that is where I brought you way back when :-)

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