1. Manville Roller Rink

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    So this is a great old Manville building that still exists at the outskirts of town. It’s now known as Rythms of the Night and had previously had a stint as a dance club called The Yellow Rose. Here is a current era photo of Rhythms.

    9643699_origThe truth is that I haven’t been inside this building since it was the local roller rink called the Crystal Roller…

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  2. Manville News, December 26th, 1941

Ok folks. Here is a digital version of the old Manville News. This one is great for several reasons.

    Manville News, December 26th, 1941

    Ok folks. Here is a digital version of the old Manville News. This one is great for several reasons.

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  3. The “Old 1623” Johns-Manville plant switch engine

    The “Old 1623″ Johns-Manville plant switch engine

    jm train crew niceThe Old 1623 • Click Photo to Enlarge

    This post is for all my fellow train lovers and railfans. This photo is from the collection of Neal Ranauro, and was reprinted in The Manville News during Manville’s 50th anniversary celebration. As stated in the above caption this photo was taken back in 1938 by Ranauro and features the John’s Manville work train and crew. Affectionately known about town as…

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  4. Vintage Main Street

Main Street, Manville • Click photo to enlarge Hello everyone. I am still alive, and just turned up this tremendous early postcard of Main Street in Manville.

    Vintage Main Street

    Main Street, Manville • Click photo to enlarge Hello everyone. I am still alive, and just turned up this tremendous early postcard of Main Street in Manville.

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  5. Manville Sewage dedication Booklet / Timeline.

    Manville Sewage dedication Booklet / Timeline.

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    So I know how boring this sounds, but I swear to god this little booklet is one of the most comprehensive Manville histories that had ever been compiled up to it’s printing in 1938. It includes some photos, some small town history, lot’s of info on the Manville sewer system, a very comprehensive timeline, and a complete list of Govt. officials right up to 1938. The typography is not too shabby…

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  6. Manville News, December 19th, 1941

Hey everyone. Here is another digital issue of the old Manville News. This is the Christmas issue from 1941, and its a pretty thick one comparatively.

    Manville News, December 19th, 1941

    Hey everyone. Here is another digital issue of the old Manville News. This is the Christmas issue from 1941, and its a pretty thick one comparatively.

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  7. Silver Jubilee post update!

    Silver Jubilee post update!

    Hey subscribers! Just wanted to say that I accidentally clicked the publish button when i was only about a third of the way done uploading photos. To see all of the glorious photos from the day of the celebration please go see the actual site. They did not all publish in the subscriber emails. Sorry about that! -Mike

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  8. Silver Jubilee • Manville’s 25th Anniversary

    Silver Jubilee • Manville’s 25th Anniversary

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    Good morning everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying this spring day. So I have just started to dig into some more of Neal Ranauro’s Manville archives and came across this little gem. This is a photo album which celebrates Manville’s 1954 Silver Jubilee. So a couple of these photos have appeared here before, but I thought it would would be nice to keep them all collected in one spot. I love this…

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  9. CNJ RR Station Manville-Finderne, NJ in 1963

Hello everyone. I just found this 1963 Kodachrome slide of the Manville-Finderne station on the web and thought it was a pretty great one, so I figured I’d share.

    CNJ RR Station Manville-Finderne, NJ in 1963

    Hello everyone. I just found this 1963 Kodachrome slide of the Manville-Finderne station on the web and thought it was a pretty great one, so I figured I’d share.

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  10. April showers…

Photo: Chuck DuBois So Manville just took another critical water beat down. Manville folk are pros at this scenario nowadays.

    April showers…

    Photo: Chuck DuBois So Manville just took another critical water beat down. Manville folk are pros at this scenario nowadays.

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