Beyond the Senior Boy's Cottage
Just beyond the Senior Boy's Cottage, on what used to be an athletic field where the football team once practiced, is a very large building that fills most of the field. It has a footprint larger than any other building remaining from the Village, evident from an aerial photograph. It is the Piermount Career Campus, a job training facility for young adults with emotional or behavioral special needs.
The sewerage treatment plant is gone as far as we know. It was to the right corner of the field and you went over a small bridge to get to it in the woods. We should check that out on a future visit.
Here we see the end of the main corridor where it has its last branch off into the Senior Boy's Cottage.
The solid area that is not brick is an example of the wall sections that were built along the corridors where there once was windows.
In the large field that runs along the boy's end of the main corridor, a ball field has been built for the kids in the special ed. programs. Through those woods, kids used to cut to get to Paris Ave. where they came out beside the Rockleigh Country Club on their way to Northvale.
It is a rather large field and was used rarely back then. Once, a clam bake was held here and a fundraising carnival at this end of the field. An architects rendering of the Village showed several more buildings on this acreage which were never built.
We are now at the Givernaud Cottage end of the large field. That was a dirt road back then.