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.