Monday, May 1st, 2017
The Morris County Heritage Commission unveiled a new historic marker at the Madison Avenue entrance to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus.
Replacing a damaged plaque, the new marker was dedicated in a short ceremony last week that featured remarks by Morris County Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo; Madison Mayor Robert Conley; Morris County Heritage Commission Director Peg Schultz; and Peter Woolley, provost for the Florham Campus.
The plaque reads:
The country estate of Hamilton and Florence Vanderbilt Twombly features a mansion designed by McKim, Mead & White in 1893. The original plans for the grounds were designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. The property was acquired by Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1957.
Morris County Heritage Commission