Sunday, September 4, 2011

The New Jersey Firemen's Home

Every year on Labor Day weekend Boonton, NJ there is the Boonton Fire Department Labor Day Fair, a.k.a. The Boonton Labor Day Carnival, complete with pig roast, beer tent, rides, junk food, zeppole, and games.

Also in Boonton over on Lathrop Avenue surrounded by a beautiful stone fence, there is the New Jersey's Firemen's Home (no mention of what to do with the Firewomen) for retired Firemen. Inside there is also a cool firefighting museum. But the coolest thing about the NJ Firemen's Home...? The gate and it's fantastic metal lettering.

Happy Labor Day. And thanks, firefighters.

1 comment:

Beth Tondreau said...

Yes indeedy, what a great gate! Given that it was founded in 1898, I guess I can forgive the non-representation of firewomen—at least on the gate.