What Happens After Extinguishing a Fire in Randolph?
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Randolph has been an incorporated township for over 200 years. Its history goes farther than that, to include a role in the American Revolutionary War, a place for early Quaker settlers, and as the home for Native Americans for hundreds of years previously.
The Original People
The Lenni Lenape were long-time inhabitants of this area before the first Europeans arrived. The “Original People”, as it translates into English, were present for 10,000 years before the first pioneer landowners arrived. The Lenni Lenape for many generations mediated conflicts between other Native Tribes and Nations. Early Europeans noted these skills and the very gracious hospitality given to every visitor to the Lenni Lenape Nation.
Pioneers and Patriots
One of those early pioneers was Hartshorne Fitz-Randolph. He purchased 1,000 acres that, in 1753, would make up a significant portion of the township in the Mine Hill, that name used since New Jersey’s first iron mine opened here in 1713. The mine, and others that followed, built up the local economy and also served as both a source of raw materials and a supply depot for George Washington’s Army when it was encamped in Jockey Hollow for the winter of 1779-1780.
Fifty-three years later, the town would incorporate with Fitz-Randolph serving as the namesake. Portions of Mendham Township were included as part of its borders when the state legislature gave its approval on January 1st, 1806. Over the next 150 years, portions of Randolph were taken to create other townships such as Port Oram (now Wharton) in 1895, Mine Hill in 1923, and Victory Gardens in 1951.
Vacation Hot Spot
It was in the 1950s that Randolph became a popular vacation spot. The hotels and bungalows that quickly sprang up around our area were headlined by Frank Sinatra and the other top performers of that era. The Saltz Hotel also became a highly desired training facility and premiere boxing venue for Rocky Marciano, Max Baer, James J. Braddock, and Floyd Patterson.
Some of Randolph’s current celebrities include actors, athletes, coaches, dancers, and more:
- Emily Chang, actress on The Vampire Diaries and The Bold Type
- Antonio Cromartie, player for the New York Jets
- Mike Groh, Wide Receiver Coach for the Indianapolis Colts
- Jennifer Jones, dancer, actress, and the first African-American Radio City Music Hall Rockette
- Chris Pennie, drummer for The Dillinger Escape Plan and Coheed and Cambria
Restoring Randolph After a Fire
Regardless if it is a historic hotel, a mining office, or a private residence, damage from fire needs to be cleaned or removed as quickly as possible. At SERVPRO, our response teams train extensively to perform the key tasks needed to return each structure to clean condition, safe for occupation again.
- Immediate removal and disposal of physically damaged property
- Establish containment where possible to prevent residues and debris from spreading to unaffected parts of the structure
- Introduction of fans to reduce odors
- Spray cleaning and deodorization agents to remove the fire residues from salvageable personal and structural property
Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County today at (973) 895-5000 to begin fire restoration on your home. We are here for you.