Mueller Atlas of 1910: Morristown (Photo Blog)

by Anne Motto, Curator of Collections
June 13, 2023

In 1910, an atlas with the very catchy name of Atlas of Part of Morris Co., N.J. Embracing the Town of Morristown, The Boroughs of Madison, Florham Park, Chatham and Mendham, Morris Township and Parts of Chatham, Hanover, Mendham, and Passaic Townships was published by A.H. Mueller. Generally simply known as “The Mueller Atlas”, it was the third of Morris County, preceded by the Beers Atlas of 1868 and Robinson Atlas of 1887. It documents in great detail the location and footprints of local businesses, residences, and their outbuildings (including the many Gilded Age estates that dotted the local landscape), providing a fascinating birds-eye view of Southeastern Morris County during the early 20th century. As the first in a series, this blog explores four Morristown plates in the atlas.

To explore the Mendhams in the atlas: Mueller Atlas of 1910: The Mendhams
To explore Hanover in the atlas: Mueller Atlas of 1910: Hanover
To explore local Gilded Age estates in the atlas: Mueller Atlas of 1910: Gilded Age Estates Part 1 and Part 2

Plate 13

 

Plate 13: Morris Avenue. Bottom center: Acorn Hall (Augustus Crane died in 1906).

 

Plate 14

 

Plate 14: South Street, Maple Avenue, and Macculloch Avenue between what is today Miller Road and James Street. Center: neighborhood historically known as “Dublin”

 

Plate 15

 

Plate 15: Washington Street. Top left: Mills Street Public School

 

Plate 15: South of the Green including South Street, Maple Ave, and Macculloch Ave. Near center: Maple Avenue School, Morristown’s first public school.

 

Plate 15: Western Avenue at the town line. Near center: the Morris Aqueduct Co.

 

Plate 15: Mt. Kemble Avenue at the town line. Bottom center: All Souls’ Hospital housed in the former Arnold’s Tavern which was moved from the Green.

 

Plate 16

 

Plate 16: The intersection of Speedwell and Sussex Avenues to the corner of Speedwell Avenue and Spring Street. Top right: Cauldwell Playground

 

Plate 16: Streets branching off the Morristown Green (Washington, South, Morris and Speedwell Avenue) as well as the intersection of Morris and Spring Streets.

 

Plate 16: Intersection of Spring and Morris Streets. Morristown Memorial Hospital was then located next to the train station.

 

Plate 16: Ridgedale Avenue and Morris Street showing Washington’s Headquarters before it was a National Historical Park.