Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What is the Archibald Vroom House?

    You probably have walked by the Archibald-Vroom house millions of times throughout your life, but never really knew what it was, or even noticed it! For one thing, the Vroom House is one of the rare buildings in downtown Ridgewood that has remained stone over the years. The building is located in the center of the Central Business District in Ridgewood. 

160 E. Ridgewood Avenue, located right across from the Daily Treat, has quite a lot of history behind it. In fact, it is one of the villages oldest buildings. The Archibald-Vroom house has served many purposes throughout the years, but is actually housed both the oldest retail store on Ridgewood Avenue and the oldest hospital in the town! The building is so notable, that it has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 24, 1984.

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