A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

History: Farmers and Merchants Bank to Become Matawan Borough Hall (1959)

The 8 Oct 1959 edition of The Matawan Journal said that Mayor Ralph R Dennis revealed that Matawan Borough was buying the Farmers and Merchants National Bank building on Main Street and would be renovating the space for use as a borough hall. The borough would be paying $30,000 for the bank building, which was located across the street from the US Post Office, plus another $20,000 to outfit the space for borough offices and install a jail cell block. To date the borough had been renting meeting space from the American Legion Post..


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