South Orange train station before elevation

The Train Station in Photos

Did you know that the train tracks in South Orange were originally at street level? In 1914, the process began to elevate the tracks.

Here is a wonderful collection of photographs of the train stations, courtesy of the Steamtown National Historic Site Archives. The collection also includes photos of other stations along the train line.

Seton Hall University eRepository – Digital Postcards of South Orange

Seton Hall provides this link to digital postcards:

Digital Mapping of South Orange

The Mapping Team at Seton Hall University provides this resource:

Other Resources

There are archives available at the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark:

The New Jersey State archives are located in Trenton. Contact the NJ State Historic Preservation office to find out about the archives:

The State Historic Preservation office publishes a booklet with further information which pertains to researching the history of your property.

The South Orange Historical & Preservation Society, a village-wide preservation group, also publishes a pamphlet.