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GARWOOD, NEW JERSEY
Now and Then

"THE GARWOOD TROLLEY"
Really it was called the Union Trolley Line and it ran from Broad St in Elizabeth to Bound Brook (it cost 40 cents to ride the whole route in 1931).  The trolley line ran down the middle of the street and it came into town from Westfield down Spruce St. made a left on Center Street (see photo below) and then a right on South Ave till it ran into Cranford. The last trolley run was on September 14, 1935.

The Last Day of the Trolley through Garwood
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South Ave. near where Pathmark is today

Looking North up Center Street (Summer 1937)
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The trolley line is being taken away. The home on the right has the same siding today

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GARWOOD TRAIN STATION
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Handcolored postcard from the 1920s

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Aeolia Organ factory on North Ave.(c1920)...Later to become National Gpysum

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In the above postcard notice the small building to the right of the railroad station this is Garwood's first Post Office.  Also, between the two building you can see a yellow trolley turning up Center Street.

Fact: Garwoods greatest population occured in 1960 when it was 5,426.  The year 2000 census was 4,153.

Almost all town in Union County had a decrease in population since 1970.

The Garwood Mall was completed in 1970

Mark Worobetz                       woro@nac.net