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Then and Now: Mt. Arlington Municipal

Today it stands empty, but this building in Mt. Arlington housed all sorts of borough activities for more than a century. Its future is uncertain, but there’s discussion of it someday housing some of the municipality’s historical artifacts.

Then: Almost immediately after separating from Roxbury in 1890, the new Borough of Mt. Arlington awarded a contract to build a two-story stone borough hall.  It housed everything municipal, including the jail.  In 1893, the borough used the building to house classrooms for its first school.

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Now: Over the ensuing years, all borough activities have been moved to new offices.  The building is currently empty as borough officials determine its future.

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These and dozens of other "Then and Now" images and stories are available in an updated version of Lake Hopatcong: Then and Now by Marty Kane, president of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum. Purchase that and other lake-related history books here on the museum’s website. And see hundreds of photos and other historical paraphernalia at the museum, which is located in Hopatcong State Park.

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