Historical Maps & Photos

c. 1903 Map of Garwood
c. 1920 Center Street Facing South
c. 1900 Aeolian Factory at Garwood (front view)
In 1898 the Votey Organ Company was purchased by the Aeolian Company, and a new purpose-built factory was soon constructed for it in Garwood, New Jersey, manufacture being transferred there from around August 1900. The factory was built on a site adjacent to North Avenue, Garwood, with the Central Railroad of New Jersey tracks at the rear. In August 1903, a new holding company was set up, known as the Aeolian, Weber Piano and Pianola Co.
c. 1925 Construction of a large Aeolian Pipe Organ at Garwood
c. 1929 Tubing up a Duo-Art Grand Piano at Garwood
The Aeolian Factory Today
The Aeolian Factory was no longer in operation in 2003 when this picture was taken, however the building still stands and was last a paper mill known as Garwood Paperboard, which is also closed. The building is currently vacant and for sale.  UPDATE 01/2020.  The building except the Castle part has been leveled and construction of rental units is underway.  The new housing will keep the front part of this building and incorporate it into the new structure.  Opening is approximately Spring/Summer of 2021.
c. 1928 ~ Maiorelli Ice Garwood
Pictured John Maiorelli
Location 80 Second Avenue
1890's photo of Garwood's Vienna Bakery
The bakery once located on South Avenue across from the Garwood Mall. The name "Garwood" was applied to the settlement some years before the incorporation of the Borough.