Union Township Historical Society Photo Archive

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The Union Township Historical Society in Union County, New Jersey is an organization dedicated to the preservation of our history, The Caldwell Parsonage and the education of all of those interested.

The UTHS headquarters is located at the historic Caldwell Parsonage and museum, the site where Hannah Caldwell was shot and killed by British troops during the Battle of Connecticut Farms in 1780.

This website contains over 850 historical photos from our collection. The photos are viewable and downloadable. We encourage visitors to leave comments especially regarding new information and personal experiences.

Please click on the "Map This" button above for an interactive map with over 185 locations.
This site will be under construction for quite some time so forgive us if some things lack organization.
The main UTHS site can be found at http://www.uniontwphistoricalsociety.webs.com/

08/24/14 over 470,000 photo views to date.
02/19/14 Two year anniversary and over 370,000 photo views. Your posted comments are appreciated!
08/01/13 Over 850 photos and 275,000 views !
6/3/13 Added gallery "1930's Homes"
03/22/12 - added gallery "Union Center"
03/28/12- more Miller pics, more aerials, more Union Center, misc
04/13/12- Lots more including photos from the 1942 UHS Yearbook
05/06/12 New photos and information on the Headley Farm House and more.
12/27/12 Newly discovered photos of Self Master Colony inhabitants.
03/09/13- The site is just over one year old and has received over 170,000 photo-views.
Please see recently added photos below for updates.


Then and Now video

View a slide presentation that shows some changes that have taken plac ...

Updated: Feb 04, 2012 5:32am PST

Then and Now Photos

Before and after photos of some places in Union.

Updated: Mar 22, 2012 2:38pm PST

Maps and Aerials

Aerial photographs give us a good idea of what the lay of the land was ...

Updated: Aug 24, 2014 8:45am PST

Notable Places

Notable Places around Union.

Updated: Mar 01, 2013 12:43am PST

Dining, Entertainment and Recreation

Updated: Feb 23, 2015 5:29am PST

Union Center

This gallery contains photos and captions related to Union Center and ...

Updated: Jan 18, 2015 5:31am PST

The Flagship

In the 1930's there was a restaurant/nightclub named Donahue's that ha ...

Updated: Apr 28, 2014 7:39pm PST


Updated: Aug 08, 2013 9:34am PST

Notable People and Families

Updated: Aug 25, 2013 7:44am PST

Historic Homes

Historic homes and some not so historic homes in Union. We have includ ...

Updated: Oct 25, 2014 5:02am PST

The Self Master Colony

The Self Master Colony also known as Floyd's Self Master Village was a ...

Updated: Dec 22, 2014 4:11am PST


Updated: Feb 25, 2015 10:10am PST


Updated: Dec 10, 2014 11:44pm PST

Government / Political

Updated: Dec 23, 2014 4:16am PST

Mayor F. Edward Biertuempfel

Updated: Mar 03, 2013 7:37am PST

Police and Fire

Updated: Mar 02, 2015 5:39am PST

Police Chief Charles Hopkins

Updated: Feb 21, 2012 4:39pm PST

Miller Family

The Miller Family Farm House was built in the 1730's and was occupied ...

Updated: Apr 21, 2013 1:53pm PST


Updated: Apr 01, 2013 10:55am PST

1930's homes

These photos of homes in the 1930's and 40's were discovered in old ta ...

Updated: Apr 01, 2013 11:20am PST

Parks and Recreation

Here you will find some unsorted photos discovered in the Recreation D ...

Updated: Mar 01, 2015 7:29am PST


Just next door to Union, Kenilworth was once part of Connecticut Farms ...

Updated: Mar 06, 2014 12:11pm PST

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Union Township Historical Society - 909 Caldwell ave. Union, NJ 07083 908-687-7977