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We begin our tour at the Administration Building


As we get closer to the buildings we see just how much they changed -- they have gotten older, fences were put up, all the windows have been replaced, and some of the colors were changed -- but enough has remained in tact to bring back strong memories.


Across the way, the Rockleigh Industrial Park remains and the former Klopman Mills building has recently been totally remodeled into The Jewish Home, Russ Berrie Home for Jewish Living. See their Website: http://www.jewishhomerockleigh.org


We come to the administration building. This is where we first entered as children to be registered and introduced to our new home. It is also here that the central business administration of the facility was managed. The front desk receptionist also operated an old 30s style switchboard with patch cords to connect a rather limited number of extensions throughout the buildings. A single phone was in the corridor of each cottage and an annunciator bell chimed a two digit code to page a sister or staff member to call the switchboard to receive a call. Does anyone remember what the phone number for the Village was? It was 201-768-4000. Now don't everybody triy it, someone will get annoyed.


Today, the building still serves as an administration building for the Bergen County Health Care Center. See our page which describes the home in greater detail here. Also, see their Website at: http://www.bergenhealth.org/hcc


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