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Published on Sep 15, 2013
The Bergen County Historical Society Marker for the The Archibald Vroom House Built about 1789 by John M. Archibald on a 26 acre farm. Later owned by Peter J. Hopper who started a small store in the 1830's, the first on the avenue. Victorian improvements were made in the 1880's. William L. Vroom, a noted physician, purchased the house in 1892 and established Ridgewood' first hospital in the adjacent frame wing. The old famouse has been expanded and remodeled over the years.
You may have walked by it on numerous occasions, but perhaps you missed the Bergen County Historical Society Marker for the The Archibald Vroom House, located on Ridgewood Avenue Thanks to archival voice recordings from Bergen County historian Dr. Richard Lenk, archival photos from the Ridgewood Historical Society and an interview with co-historian for the Village of Ridgewood, Joseph Suplicki, we can now learn more about the The Archibald Vroom House and it's famous occupant William L. Vroom, a noted physician.