little stone huts

I was in the Mt Arlington.Jefferson Twp area when I saw this little stone… hut next to a local park. It looks like a little stone smokehouse or perhaps a storage shed for dynamite that I saw in the Palisades. The really weird part is that it looks half submerged below ground. When I looked into the entry way I could see the floor was below ground. I have no idea who owns it, what it’s for and whether it supposed to be half below ground level or not, but there was another one just around the corner.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by chris on April 7, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    On your website there is a reference to some stone huts in Jefferson Township, Morris County. I believe this is referred to the summer camp and residence that was built by P.T. Barnum for his circus employees to live and animals to be stored during summer breaks between shows. 2 large round buildings flank either side of the road (Oak Ridge/Berkshire Valley Rd.), these were the elephant houses. One of them has been converted into an x-ray company.


    • Posted by lostinjersey on April 7, 2009 at 8:55 AM

      i have visited the former home of PT Barnum. this stone huts is quite a distance away from that location. you are right though, it certainly looks like it would fit.


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