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.

Morris County Heritage: FDU Historic Marker Replaced at Florham-Madison Campus

(l/r) Lisa MacNair and Dawn Dupak, Friends of Florham; University Provost Peter Woolley; Kathy Murphy; Morris County Heritage Commission Archivist/Director Peg Shultz; Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, and Madison Mayor Robert Conley.

Replacing a damaged plaque, the new marker was dedicated in a short ceremony last week that featured remarks by Morris Morris County Heritage: FDU Historic Marker Replaced at Florham-Madison CampusCounty 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:

Florham
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