You may recognize this location from the shoot in the post below this one of the S Family at the canal. It’s a favorite spot of mine along the D&R Canal in historic Griggstown, NJ. If you’re a blog frequenter of mine I’m sure you’ve seen some of the windows and doors of this building featured a number of times. Because I like the character and texture on this building I find myself shooting it over and over…
Griggstown is an unincorporated area and a historic district within Franklin Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey first settled around 1733.
It is a small, picturesque village that lies on the Delaware and Raritan Canal. This canal criss-crosses the state of New Jersey and in the 1800’s was a major means of transporting goods between Philadelphia and New York.
Canal Barges bearing goods have now been replaced by canoes and kayaks. One can still find remnants of “canal life” along the towpath and roads that traverse the village. This building probably housed mill workers at one time. When it was modernized, asbestos was used in its restoration. Now this building is gutted and closed to the public.