For over 120 years, residents of Glen Ridge have passed through the train station at 228 Ridgewood Avenue. The original wood building, built "up the road" in 1872, housed the ticket office and a barbershop. Beginning in 1883, the station also served as the town's Post Office.
The present Queen Anne-style building was constructed in 1887 thanks to the vision and effort of local developer A.G. Darwin.
The building is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places, and in 2001 the building was renovated and reopened as the Glen Ridge/Senior Community Center and is a great source of pride in our town!
While serving Borough commuters, senior citizen and youth programs; the Center is also available for event rental.
Renovations to the Glen Ridge Senior/Community Center are under way. The first stage of the project, installation of new flooring, was recently completed.
New furniture, interior/exterior painting and restroom upgrades are among other items soon to be addressed in this project.