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According to the 1980 streetscape survey, “Quarry Street was named for the stone quarry on its west side.” However no early maps indicate a quarry in this location.
Quarry Street - 1109-7-S13 (revised 2015)*
Quarry Street is a mixed-use street, yet a quiet one. The Waxwood (apartment building and former nursing home and school before that) takes up about a third of the north side of the street. Its large brick edifice, manicicured lawn and wrought iron fence contrasts to the small scale and less formal setting found elsewhere on Quarry Street and throughout the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. The majority of the buildings here are residences and set back 8-12’ from the tree-lined street. The setback is inconsistent on the south side however.
Regarding the street’s architectural, virtually every one of its houses, which range from 1 ½ to 2 ½-stories in height, is clad in aluminum, asbestos, asphalt, or vinyl siding. Most homes are vernacular with virtually no ornamentation. The street does contain several houses exhibiting Greek Revival and or Italianate-style details (numbers 10 and 22/24) while number 19 exhibits a modern version of the Colonial Revival style. There are also few buildings dating from the 1960's and 1970's (numbers 13 and 21), as well as a recently constructed International style double house on at 28 Quarry Street.
Approximate number of buildings: 16 in 2015; 16 in 1980
*Information regarding streetscapes is based a streetscape inventory conducted in 1980 with information placed on the NJ Historical Commission's Streetscape Inventory Forms. Pertinent information - description, history, number of resources, etc. was revised based on the 2015 survey of Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood resulting in the information below. Numbers such as "1109-7-S13" refer to the individual 1980 Streetscape forms.