These photos were taken on June 7, 2015 during the Deckertown Tour hosted by the Friends of the Sussex - Wantage Library.  It was a bright cool day.

Photo of Tour Route
Tour Route
Photo of An entertainer in the gazebo.
An entertainer in the gazebo.
Photo of Plaque on side of Crescent Theatre
Plaque on side of Crescent Theatre

Text: The Crescent Theater: 1917 - Built in 1917 as a "Vaudeville" and silent film theater, the Crescent became a cultural center for the region where weddings, meetings and graduations were often held.  It was the theater in Sussex County to show "Talkies" in 1929 and continued to be a cultural hub until it closed in the 1970's.  Reopened in the 1980's, the Crescent became Sussex Community Center for several years.  It was restored as a "legitimate" theater in 2002, and is now the permanent home of Tri-State Actors Theater.  In 2005, the Crescent was designated an historic site and placed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.

Funding for the preservation o fthe Crescent Theater has been made possible in part by the Garden State Histroric Preservation Trust administered by the New Jersey Historic Trust, State of New Jersey, and the generosity of many individuals.

Photo of Sitting room in the Crescent Theater
Sitting room in the Crescent Theater
Photo of Stage Center
Stage Center
Photo of Right of stage
Right of stage
Photo of Central seating
Central seating
Photo of Projection room via holes
Projection room via holes
Photo of Entrance to seating area
Entrance to seating area
Photo of Empty lot with landscape and local flavor
Empty lot with landscape and local flavor
Photo of #16 on the tour
#16 The old stone bakery.

The old stone bakery was one of the earliest buildings in town.  A one horse covered wagon delivered fresh baked goods.  It was built in 1843 as a blacksmith shop.

 

Photo of Street Scene
Street Scene
Photo of Street Scene
Street Scene
Photo of Old car
Old car
Photo of old car Steering wheel
Steering wheel
Photo of Street scene
Street scene
Photo of Street scene
Street scene
Photo of Deckertown Commons
Deckertown Commons
Photo of Deckertown Commons
Deckertown Commons
Photo of Fountain
Fountain ~ Corner of Munson St. and Walnut St.