United States of America, New Jersey, Morris County, Mendham
Franklin Farms (Mendham, New Jersey)
The property served as a country retreat for the Governor of New Jersey. The working part of the farm was never visable to the main house, as the house was situated high on a hill and away from the rest of the property. An inventor of an early instant coffee process, George Constant Louis Washington bought the farm of 79 acres in 1927 where he kept a menagerie of animals. Washington sold the property in 1943 when he retired. Chartwell Manor School bought the property in the early 1970s and may have closed this location in the early 1980s. As of 2006, the property was in disrepair.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Franklin Murphy (former owner, 1900?-1920); George Constant Louis Washington (former owner, 1927); Chartwell Manor School (former owner, 1970s-1980s?); and Olmsted Brothers (landscape architect)
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.