Photos and Photo Archives

The FDU digital library currently includes 112 photographs showing the Florham estate before it was an FDU campus. This and other pages of the Friends of Florham website have "then and now" comparisons of the original photographs to the same views today.

Click on any of these pairs of images to visit the larger original image in the FDU Digital Archives.

FoF drawing room then and now FULLThe huge drawing room is now an auditorium able to seat hundreds.
FoF hallway then and now FULLThe main floor hallway of the mansion once featured the family's collection of tapestries.
FoF billiard room then and now FULLThe mansion's billiard room is now a conference room, still with the rich original panelling.
FoF stairs then and now FULLThe Friends of Florham assisted in the restoration of the main staircase from the first floor to the second.
FoF Winter gates then and now FULLThe estate's main gate is on Madison Avenue, which can be seen to be wider now than it used to be.

More then and now photos

Click on any of these "then and now" pairs of images to visit the larger original image in the FDU Digital Archives.

fof Facade FULLA change to the mansion facade is that shutters are no longer mounted for each of the many windows.

fof Italian Garden pair FULLIncrease in foliage gives the Italian Garden a sense of seclusion it did not have years ago.

fof Orangerie Direct FULL

fof Orangerie from Garden FULL

fof Orangerie Interior 1 FULL

fof Orangerie Interior 2 FULLThe Orangerie is now a quiet study space in the campus Library, and no longer has the distinctive translucent roof that once allowed citrus fruit trees to grow through the New Jersey winter.

fof Orangerie Oblique FULLThis early photo shows the Orangerie with its greenhouses behind it, and was taken before trees formed a backdrop for the building.

fof Stable FULLThe stables, now the campus Science Building, once had a driveway wide enough for two carriages to pass.

fof Stable Gate FULL