Rockaway, New Jersey / Fowler &
Bailey, del. & pub.
Reproduction panoramic view of Rockaway, New Jersey drawn and published by Fowler & Bailey in 1902. First settled by Europeans in the early 1700's, Rockaway was established as a borough in 1894. The area prospered as a mining community with forges and farms. In the early 1800's, the Morris Canal was completed through town. The canal was used to transport ore for the mines for use in the iron industry and the community grew with its use. When the railroads arrived the transportation time was greatly reduced for these shipments. Rockaway's mining industry dried up in the early 1900's, but was revived for some time after World War II.
The map from 1902 includes clearly labeled streets, buildings, railroad line and canal. It features inset illustrations of the following:
Tonkin & Hoffmann-General Store.
Residence of Fred Fichter.
Wm. McKinnon's Axe Factory.
Cafe©-Wm. E. Jayne, Prop.
Liberty House, Geo. Brooks, Prop.
Residence of Morford B. Strait.
Coleman Automatic Refrigeration Company.
Liondale Bleach, Dye, and Print Works.
Union Foundry & Machine Shops, M. Hoagland Sons Co.
Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:
1. D. L. & W. R. R. Sta., A. L. Denman, Agt.
2. C. R. R. of N. J. R. R. Station.
3. Post Office, Byron E. Freeman, P. M.
4. Methodist Episcopal Church.
5. Presbyterian Church.
6. Catholic Church.
A. Public Schools.
B. Fire Dept. Bldg.
C. Town Hall.
7. Liberty House, Geo. Brooks, Prop.
8. Central House, S. M. George, Prop.
9. Liondale Bleach, Dye & Print Works.
10. Rockaway Iron & Steel Co.
11. Coleman Automatic Refrigeration Co.
12. Rockaway Shoe Manufacturing Co.
13. Rockaway Electric Light Plant.
14. Union Foundry,M. Hoagland's Sons Co.
15. C. R. Blanchard, Carriage & Wagon Maker.
16. Miller & Matt, Grist Mill.
17. B. W. & G. W. Stickle, Lumber Yard.
18. Wm. McKinnon, Axe Factory.