FDU Florham Historical Timeline

This timeline, created by FDU Florham Campus honors students, is an interactive display showing the history of the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, starting in the late 1800s and concluding with future campus projects.

A team of 10 highly-motivated honors students were selected to create this timeline. ;xNLx;;xNLx;Meet the Team;xNLx;;xNLx;PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Natalia Semenova (Business Administration/ International Business), Kelly O'Brien (Psychology, Minor: Management Leadership), Anise Mesadieu (Business Administration/ International Business);xNLx;;xNLx;ARCHIVAL RESEARCHERS: Gabrielle Filippini (English and American Literature/ Secondary Education, Minor: Physics), Jennifer Tran (French, Minor: German), Erika Marohn (Communication Studies, Concentration: Public Relations, Minor: Sociology);xNLx;;xNLx;ARTISTIC DESIGNERS: Meredith Cowan (Video Game Animation), Jael Joaquin (Studio Arts and Film Animation, Minor: Chemistry), Alex Martin (Graphic Design Illustration), Andrew Remeniski (Animation);xNLx;;xNLx;PROJECT SPONSOR: Dr. April Patrick (University Honors Program Director, Florham Campus);xNLx;;xNLx;Additional research help provided by Amanda Schroeder (History)

1877-07-02 17:37:12

Marriage of Florence Vanderbilt and Hamilton Twombly

Florence Adele Vanderbilt wedded Hamilton McKown Twombly in New York.

1889-03-01 00:00:00

Purchase of Danforth House

The Vanderbilts purchased a pre-existing mansion known as Danforth House on the property.

1889-06-01 20:03:00

Mr. Twombly Purchases the Land that Will Become "Florham"

Mr. Twombly acquired the many parcels of land that would eventually become "Florham".

1890-01-25 08:00:48

Completion of the South Mansion Driveway

The southern drive that led to the developing mansion was completed and declared ready for use.

1890-03-01 00:00:00

Twombly is Convinced to Build New Mansion

Frederick Law Olmsted convinced Hamilton Twombly to build a new house on the property of Florham rather than remodeling the Danforth House.

1891-04-01 00:00:00

Completion of First Layouts

Olmsted Firm's first layouts were finished.

1892-04-01 00:00:00

Entrance From Madison Avenue Is Designed

Olmsted Firm created the entrance from Madison Avenue.

1892-07-02 17:37:12

Construction of the Main Campus Road

The large circular road that surrounds the grounds was laid down.

1893-03-01 00:00:00

Italian Gardens are Built

The Italian Gardens were planned and constructed.

1894-04-01 00:00:00

Completion of the Farm Complex

The Farm Complex was finished; this structure would be sold to Exxon in 1954.

FDU Florham Historical Timeline

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