Archive for the 'History' Category

Thomas A. Edison and the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

Is Thomas A. Edison connected to the World’s Tallest Water Sphere? Well, as far as I can tell, not directly. However, he did help design some concrete houses that were built by Charles Ingersoll in 1917. These historic houses are well cared-for and sitting nearly at the base of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere on […]

Memories of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere – Good Times

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Another memory from Tom Gilleece, Union High Class of 1980: “I remember playing with my cousin and our friends near the base of the “lollipop” as we sometimes called it. We would imagine it was an alien spaceship ala “War of the Worlds,” or it would be designated home-base (pretty easy to find) in any […]

Memories of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere – Tragedy

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

The following story submitted by Tom Gilleece, Union High School class of 1980: “Dave M., Tommy D. and I were driving along Route 22 and we saw a huge rig suddenly veer off and crash through the guard rail and plummet into the darkness surrounding the tower. We pulled onto the shoulder and quickly scrambled […]

Where Were You in 1929?

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Little did they know in 1929 that Union Center in 35 years would soon be a prime viewing spot for the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Why in those days Union was a simple suburb of Elizabeth. Through careful money management, an attractive mix of business and residential planning, and an impressive ad campaign “What Helps […]

The History of the Water Sphere

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Union Township is the shining star of Union County, bordering the premier New Jersey communities of Elizabeth, Hillside, Springfield, Kenilworth, Roselle Park, Irvington, Maplewood, and Millburn. With over 54,000 residents, 260 miles of municipal roads and sanitary sewers, 80 miles of storm sewers, and hundreds of catch basins, Union leads New Jersey as an ideal […]