You might have noticed–I’m a wee bit obsessed with the beautiful architecture in our area. Here are some of my very favorite buildings in Cranford that lend so much character and value to this special town. What’s YOUR favorite building in Cranford?
The sage green Crane-Phillips House at 125 North Union Ave looks as if it hasn’t been touched in dozens of years, when actually it has been lovingly restored to its original charm, and the interior has been refurbished as a “living museum.” Daily tours are offered September through June from 2-4 pm
The building that houses The Artist Framer at the corner of North Ave and Alden Street looks like something straight out of a painting. The windows themselves are like picture frames, trimmed in bright purple and yellow hues, and the Victorian-style trim adds so much dimension.
Just4Pooches has a new location, and boy is it pretty!! Now located at 208 North Ave W, this stunning teal and brown building is so eye catching! Did you know that there is parking in the rear that you can access via Orchard? So convenient! Bring your pooch in for a visit… Owner Lynne LOVES to visit!
Dryer Farms on Springfield Ave completely rebuilt its main building last year, and the results exceeded all expectations. The cheery yellow barn-like exterior and wide-open bays just welcome you right in, and the farm fresh food items and extensive plant options are amazing!
First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Springfield and North Union Avenues is truly a sight to behold, with its majestic clock tower, multiple spires, and thousands upon thousands of weathered shingles. Simply stunning!
A restaurant that is near and dear to me–since my son worked there for two years in high school–is The Cranford Hotel. Its distinctive red awnings have made it one of the most photographed and painted buildings in Cranford.
No discussion of beautiful buildings in Cranford could leave out Droeschers Mill on Lincoln Ave, affectionately known as The Mill. Did you know it’s the oldest continuously operated commercial building in the United States?
So, which is your favorite of our featured buildings?