BELLEVILLE, NJ - One of the largest unused properties in northeastern Essex County is set to be converted into a multipurpose mixed-use development complex.Edit: Here is the 1975 contract of sale for the site from Jergens to Roche. http://www.nj.gov/dep/passaicdocs/docs/ ... nsSite.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
At 11 Franklin Avenue in Belleville, at the southwest corner of Mill Street, a nearly 19-acre lot sits vacant. Surrounded by Branch Brook Park, Clara Maass Medical Center, and several single family houses, state records show that the gated property was home to a Roche Diagnostics and Roche Molecular Systems facility beginning in 1975, and has been used for industrial purposes since the 19th century.The Belleville Copper Rolling Mill and a Jergens manufacturing facility were also once located there. In fact, though not operational for many years, a rail spur ran onto the property using a train trestle over Mill Street, though it was demolished in 2016, according to Bridgehunter.
pumpers wrote:Is this the location on Mill St? I see a pier on one side but not the other. Looks like a new apartment building where the 2nd pier would have been. The remaining pier doesn't look that old - unless it was refinished with concrete within the past 50 years.... Maybe I have the wrong spot - I'm not sure this spot was the Newark Branch - maybe Erie NY & GL.
https://goo.gl/maps/Rvf8doebGzn" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. The aerial view does seem to show the overpass still in.
I hope the patient gets better soon.
Joseph DeLuisi wrote:Yes, Jergens on Franklin Ave in Belleville, but I think the Orange Branch served them, I could be wrong though.It looks like the siding came right off the NY&GL and crossed Mill St to get to Jergens.