RAHWAY’S PAST

Remembering the Past by Diane Norek HarrisonRAHWAY-Some of my own research from 1882: Miller Brothers commenced the manufacture of carriages in 1859, building a factory on Fulton St.

The war broke out before they were had fairly got their business established, and were heavy losers at the South. They, however struggled to recuperate their business and since the war have produced as high as twenty thousand dollars’ worth of work in a year, but usually their sales amount to not more than ten to twelve thousand dollars a year.

They are occupying (in 1882) the shops on Irving St. for many years, the carriage factory of the late William H. Flatt, which they moved to in 1871.

Merck & Co, was founded near the turn of the century in Rahway, and by 1933 the company dedicated its first research lab.

The Rahway Cloverleaf branches from US 9 south and US 1. The design of his intersection without grade crossings was built as an experiment by the State highway commission in 1928 and has been widely imitated.

I am looking for memories, past material and old photos with captions for any town in Union or Middlesex counties to be used in my column. Please email me at dianenorekharrison@juno.com


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