Kip's Castle Has Full History
Verona-Cedar Grove Patch - almost 5 years
More than 35 people filled the first floor of Kip's Castle last night to hear Verona Historical Society president Robert Williams explain the history of the residence and clear up some old rumors.
"This house is a real tangible link to the gilded era," Williams said. Although the Rhine-style castle, built by Frederick Kip from 1902-1905, may resemble an old English residence, it has many roots in Verona.
The castle, built for Kip's wife, Charlotte Bishop Williams Kip, was constructed using trap rock from the Marley Quarry, which used to be at the site near where Bloomfield Avenue meets Pompton Avenue. It is located at 22 Crestmont Road in Verona. "As you speed down Bloomfield Avenue, you don't realize there were just horses there years ago," Williams said, adding driving on Bloomfield Avenue towards Montclair on the right hand side you can still see the building where the dynamite for the quarry was kept.
The castle was the home of Frederick E. Kip and Charlotte Bishop Wi
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