12 October 2017

Woods Road School

On June 22, 1965 Hillsborough voters approved by a 2-1 margin an $896,000 bond issue for a new elementary school. Unlike the previous four schools built between 1950 and 1962 which started life as bare-bones 12, 16, or 20 rooom schools, the new Woods Road School would be a complete 25-room building right from the start, with an all-puropose room and all of the other amenities which had to be added to other schools later.

Woods Road School artist's rendering
21 June 1965 Home News

After the vote, Board President Morton Yeomans was quoted in the Courier News:

"We (the board) are extremely pleased that the citizens recognized the need for an elementary building. If they had not approved this proposal there would have been at least 20 classes on double sessions within the next 2 1/2 years."

23 March 1966 Home News
It seems incredible now, writing this in 2017 during a long period where student enrollment has been essentially flat and there has been no classroom space added in fifteen years, that a referendum defeat would have meant double sessions just a few years after the construction of TWO elementary schools in 1962 left the district with a classroom surplus! Such was the plight of Hillsborough during the rapid residential development of the 1950s though 1980s.

29 January 1968 Home News
The board was hoping for a Fall 1966 opening for the school, but as ground was not broken on the project until March 1966, they were forunate to get the doors opened for students on April 17, 1967.

Woods Road School received its major upgrade  - $2.6 million for the new gym, library, computer lab, art room, and five small group-instruction rooms - as part of a $13.4 million district-wide construction referendum that was passed on March 17, 1992.

05 October 2017

Triangle School

On June 7, 1960, as part of an ongoing effort to get ahead of constant and debilitating school enrollment increases, Hillsborough voters went to the polls and approved a $985,000 bond issue for the construction of not one, but two new elementary schools.

Triangle School, 2 August 1962 Courier News
A school on Woodfern Road had long been envisioned - indeed the land had been acquired years before - but the new 20-room school on Triangle Road required purchasing the 31 acre site. Initially planned for a January 1962 opening, some minor construction delays pushed the date back to the beginning of the 1962-63 school year.

15 June 1966, Home News

Actually, the very first students to occupy the school were a few hooligans who pried open a window and made some minor mischief in a couple of classrooms in the summer of 1962. They just couldn't wait!

Like most of the Hillsborough schools that were built before the municipal sewer system was unbiquitous in the central part of the township, Triangle School initially used a septic system with periodic pumping and disposal. After a few years when the school district sought to hook into the system used by Country Club Homes, the inadequacy of that system was brought to the fore.

4 August 1969 Courier News
The opening of the twin schools in 1962 gave Hillsborough an actual surplus of classrooms for the first and only time in its history. Although every room at Triangle was occupied, Woodfern started the school year with nine rooms in reserve. There were also three vacant rooms at the Consolidated School (HES), and two at Sunnymead. No children would need to be bussed to Montgomery, and the three older buildings - Bloomingdale, Flagtown, and Liberty - contributed an additional eleven empty classrooms to the reserve.

The December 1984 construction referendum brought the addition of the multipurpose room in 1987. Additional classrooms, a new cafeteria, new library, and computer rooms debuted in 1989.

28 September 2017

Woodfern School

Well, that didn't last long. The Hillsborough Township Board of Education began the 1959-60 school year with a brand new building - Sunnymead - but by March they were meeting to appoint an architect to draw up plans for not one, but TWO additional elementary schools. Once again the board was desperately trying - and ultimately failing - to get ahead of enrollment increases caused by the residential housing boom.

Woodfern School architect's model,
31 May 1960 Courier News

One of those two new schools, Woodfern - had been on the drawing board for more than three years, since the school board had purchased the property on Woodfern Road back in 1956. But those plans were put on hold when the board acquired the Sunnymead property. The new proposal was to build two schools - a sixteen-classroom school on Woodfern Road, and a twenty-classroom school on 31 acres to be purchased on Triangle Road.

8 June 1960 Home News
On June 7, 1960 township voters approved a bond issue of $787,000 for construction of the buildings, and $218,000 for furnishings, equipment, wells and sewage systems, landscaping, and architect's and related fees. Just like at the Sunnymead School, the plans only called for the basic classrooms, offices, and nurse's office - no large cafeteria, multi-purpose rooms, or gyms.

25th Anniversary Celebration (more than two years late!)
9 June 1988 Courier News
Because the new schools weren't expected to be completed until January 1962, the school board was forced to convert two rooms at Sunnymead for classroom space, one of which was the kitchen, and utilize one room each at the Flagtown Firehouse, and the Rescue Squad building when schools opened in September 1960.

Construction took a bit longer than expected, but because costs were less than expected Woodfern School was expanded from sixteen to twenty classrooms, making it a true twin of Triangle School. Four classrooms opened on March 26, 1962, and both schools opened fully in September for the 1962-63 school year. It was  to be the first time in years that every Hillsborough student would actually go to school in Hillsborough, with none being bussed to Montgomery Township.

Woodfern received its first addition in 1987 - a $784,000 multi-purpose room - part of a $8.27 million construction bond approved in December 1984 for various expansion projects.  The school expanded to its current size as part of a December 1991 $13.4  million construction referendum for improvements throughout the district. Woodfern added a cafeteria, music room, art room, three classrooms, and two small group instruction rooms. Also included was the conversion of the original small all-purpose room to a library.

Woodfern became the third current Hillsborough Township school to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012.

26 September 2017

Anna Case's Garden Party, 1919

Anna Case spent much of 1917 and 1918 singing for the troops at army camps in New Jersey and New York, pitching war bonds, and appearing in patriotic concerts. She wrapped up her war efforts on June 14, 1919 by hosting a lawn party for hundreds of convalescent soldiers at her Mamaroneck, NY summer home.

29 June 1919 St. Louis Post Dispatch
The Metropolitan Opera soprano and South Branch, New Jersey native had just completed one of her most ambitious and succesful national tours the previous month, including concerts up and down the west coast from Yakima to Los Angeles, and was looking for a way to give back to veterans of the Great War recuperating in military hospitals. When she hit upon the idea of hosting a day out at her country retreat, she asked that the most severely wounded, especially those not ambulatory, be given top priority on the guest list.

1 July 1919 Buffalo Enquirer

The piano was moved out onto the porch which was, according to newspaper reports, "decorated with masses of flowers and the flags of the allies and the Stars and Stripes." Miss Case's frequent tour companion, pianist and composer Charles Gilbert Spross, was enlisted to provide accompaniment.

1 July 1919 Buffalo Enquirer

Ambulances transported the wounded from Base Hospital 1 on Gun Hill Rd, in the Bronx to the prima donna's bungalow at Brevoort Farm. Cake and ice cream were served, and Miss Case provided the entertainment herself, singing for the assembled. Including nurses and army staff, there were about 250 all together. The veterans serving then, as they do today, as a reminder of those who didn't come back.

6 July 1919 New York Herald

Telegrams from the governors of New York and New Jersey, stage favorite Frances Starr, and Thomas Edison were read. After supper, prizes were awarded in the categories of Longest Service in France, Most Prisoners Captured, and Most Wounds!

Photos are from newspaper accounts of the fete.

21 September 2017

Sunnymead School

In June of 1957 the Hillsborough Township school district was out of space, out of money, and out of time. In 1954 voters approved a $500,000 13-classroom addition to the 1950 Consoldiated School (HES) designed to allow the district to accommodate up to 1,100 pupils total. Now two years later, officials were projecting 1,255 for the 57-58 school year - an increase of almost 20% - due to the build-out of housing developments at Green Hills and Country Club Homes. The immediate solution was to rent space from Montgomery Township, including a sub-standard basement room at the Harlingen School, and utilize the sub-standard rooms at the Liberty School and the Bloomingdale basement.

Artist's rendering of the proposed Sunnymead School,
26 September 1957 Home News
The long term solution was to build a new $400,000 12-classroom school on a 26 acre tract on fronting on Sunnymead Road. The problem was that because of the 1954-55 expansion the district had exhausted its borrowing power. In due course permission was granted from the state to exceed borrowing capacity, and on October 1, 1957 voters approved a $425,000 bond issue for Sunnymead School.

Suunymead ground-breaking ceremony,
28 May 1958 Courier News

A ground-breaking ceremony was held on May 27, 1958 with one important question remaining to be answered: Would the school utilize an appropriated $15,000 to construct its own sewage disposal plant, or could a deal be worked out to connect to the Manville sewer system. The cost to build the sewer line in Hillsborough was estimated to cost Hillsborough $50,000 - $35,000 of which would need to be picked up by the township as it was more than the $15,000 budgeted. The matter became entangled with negotiations over extending Brooks Boulevard to Route 206, and then was ultimately dropped by the school board in September.

Sunnymead School open house,
9 November 1959 Home News

By that time the new school year had started, and with Sunnymead School still far from completion, an overcrowded district resorted to using the South Branch Grange Hall to educate 45 students, as well as continuing to rent from Montgomery and use the sub-standard rooms. In the summer of 1959 the Country Club Homes Civic Association helped to move seven classrooms of furniture from the Harlingen School, and two from the Grange Hall, to make the school ready for a September opening.

A 1965 expansion added the gym on the south side of the school, and the 1989 expansion at the rear of the school doubled the capacity from 300 to 600 students and cost $2.4 million.

In 2009 Sunnymead became the second of Hillsborough's current schools to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

19 September 2017

Colonel Peter Dumont Vroom

On May 3, 1775, at the home of Garret Garretson in Hillsborough Township, the citizen-farmers of Somerset County gathered to elect officers and form several companies of militia. Chosen for the Hillsborough company were John Ten Eyck, Captain; Peter D. Vroom, Lieutenant; Jacobus Quick, Second Lieutenant. Thus began the military career of Hillsborough's first war hero.

The Vroom homestead at "Pine Bank" circa 1915.

Peter Dumont Vroom, Sr. - father of the future New Jersey governor - was born on January 27, 1745 to George Vroom and Garretje DuMont. The Vroom family came from Holland to Long island, New York, about 1638, and were subsequently early settlers of Somerset County, NJ, making their home on the banks of the Raritan River.

1850 Somerset County map showing the location of the Vroom homestead.

Vroom lived for a time in New York City, but returned in the years before the Revolution, married Elsie Bogart of Somerset County and made his home on the south bank of the Raritan River east of the village of Branchville (South Branch). This spot, long favored by Native Americans because its location at the bend of the river permitted views east and west, is known as Pine Bank.

Vroom was a prominent citizen of Hillsborough before the war having been elected High Sheriff of the County of Somerset in 1774. When hostilities began, he was quickly promoted from Lieutenant to Captain, and was then elected as First Major of the 2nd Battalion of Somerset Militia and received a commission on June 6, 1777. On September 9, 1777 he rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

Continental forces attack the Chew House
at the Battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777

The only specific war activity mentioned in the scattered brief biographies of Colonel Vroom is that he participated and was wounded in the Battle of Germantown on October 4, 1777. As part of the New Jersey Militia, his objective that day was to march overnight on Washington's left, engage the enemy in the flank at dawn, and get behind the enemy lines. Plans were hindered by dense fog and poor communications, and the NJ Militia failed to find the enemy, so it is unknown how Vroom sustained his wounds. The fact that his Lieutenant, John Brokaw, was killed in the battle, may point to Colonel Vroom not accompanying the Militia that day, but rather being attached to another command.

After the war he resumed public service: elected Somerset County Clerk in 1784, elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1792 - and re-elected through 1798. A staunch Federalist, he was nominated for a US House seat in 1800, but the Democrats were in ascendance in New Jersey, and Colonel Vroom was locked out of state and national office until convulsions of the War of 1812 put the Federalists back in power in 1813, and he was returned to the General Assembly for the final time.

The Vroom Burial Ground,
in the woods between River Road and The Raritan River
In between and sometimes concurrently with his state and national service Colonel Vroom also held several elected Somerset County offices, as well many Hilsborough Township elected and appointed positions. Apart from his public service he was a farmer and surveyor and an elder in the Reformed Dutch Church at Somerville.

Gravesite of Colonel Vroom. His memorial, center, is inscribed,
"Sacred in the memory of Peter D Vroom 86y 8m 10d"
He lived a long life - long enough to see his son elected governor - and died at the old homestead on November 17, 1831 aged 86. 

Colonel Vroom is buried in the Vroom Burial Ground on River Road just west of his home at Pine Bank. The house stood until the early 1930s, when hunters wandered in and attempted to start a fire in the 17th century Dutch oven, burning the house down to the foundation.

14 September 2017

Hillsborough Consolidated School (HES)

On Saturday November 19, 1949, Somerset County Schools Superintendent Sampson G. Smith declared the era of the "little red school house" officially over. Smith made his remarks at the ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of the Hillsborough Cosolidated School, now known as Hillsborough Elementary School, or HES.

Artist's rendering of the proposed Hillsborough Consolidated School,
 7 July 1949 Courier News

Just 20 years earlier in 1929 Hillsborough's first modern school, Bloomingdale, was opened on Amwell Road near the intersection of the present day Route 206. The first through eighth grade building brought the "central school" concept to Hillsborough. But its four classrooms - five when the basement was pressed into service - only put a couple of the one and two-room Hillsborough schoolhouses out of business. Increasing enrollment meant that in the 1949-50 school year much older schools - Clover Hill, Pleasant View, Neshanic, Liberty, and Flagtown were still being utilized.

Cornerstone Ceremony at Hillsborough Consolidated School,
21 November 1949 Home News
In February 1949 Hillsborough voters passed a $380,000 bond referendum for a new twenty-room school to be built next to Bloomigale right at the intersection of Amwell and 206. The original configuration of the building had 400 feet of frontage on Amwell Road, and 150 on Route 206. Amenities were to include a combination cafeteria-auditorium, and a modern kitchen. The Home News of November 21, 1949 described other aspects of the plan:

The floor and roof will be of steel-deck construction, and the building will have flourescent lighting throughout. Its heating plant will be forced warm air, with complete fresh-air ventilation, and every room will have thermostatically-controlled heat.
Another innovation was that each "acoustically treated" classroom would include an exterior door to reduce "fire hazard".

The school board awarded construction contracts in August 1949 and construction began within the month. By June of the next year, with construction nearly complete, the school hosted its first event; the Hillsborough Schools 8th grade commencement exercises were held in the auditorium.

26 March 1965 Home News
Hillsborough Consolidated School has undergone two major expansions since 1950. The first was the addition of the classrooms, gym-auditoriumon, and cafeteria on the Route 206 side in 1955, necessitated by the Green Hills and Country Club Homes developments. The second was a $1.3 million project in 1992 which added the library/media center, computer lab, and music room.

Although we know the building today as Hillsborough Elementary School - and it did begin as a K-8 school - for many of the years preceding the opening of the middle school on Triangle Road, the school housed grades 7, 8, and 9. After the middle school debuted, the Consolidated School became - for a time - Hillsborough's sixth grade school. Other configurations have included K-5 and K-6. During several school years the Bloomingdale building next door was used as an annex, sometimes for art classes, kindergarten classes, or other grades when space was needed.

The school celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2000, and currently houses students in kindergarten through fourth grade. It is the oldest of the nine Hillsborough Township schools currently in use.

31 August 2017

Bloomingdale School

If I had to nominate one year as the most tumultuous in the history of Hillsbororough Township Schools it would be hard to find a better candidate than 1928. Trouble had been brewing for sixteen years, and had been boiling over since at least 1925. Hillsborough Township had never adequately provided for the huge influx of students that came with the opening of the Johns Manville factory in the northeast corner of the muncipality in 1912, and now they would have to answer for it.

Bloomingdale School, August 2017
On the evening of April 3, 1928, Hillsborough and Manville residents packed the little one-room Bloomingdale School on Amwell Road near the intersection of today's Route 206 to hear what the school board was going to do about the "Manville problem" - especially since they had just learned that because of the board's inaction the state was withholding the final school aid payment for the year. This would mean that unless Manville students - who had been on half-day sessions for years  - were provided with new school rooms, all of the Hillsborough Township schools would be forced to close by May 1.

Detail from the 1873 Hillsborough map showing Bloomigdale District 43

The state insisted that Hillsborough build a new eight-room brick school for Manville, plus add a four-room addition to School 1 (Main Street School). The story gets complicated from here, with a lot of business concerning improper referendums and illegally purchased land.

Bloomingdale School, July 2017

Much of the intrigue concerned board president William H. Hill - a 25-year member of the board who, according to the Courier News, bragged often of being "the guiding hand in the educational affairs of the township." He tried unsuccesfully to have a two-room school built at Blackwell's Mills - where he resided - to replace the century-old one-room school there.

Bloomingdale School interior, July 2017

After a summer spent sorting out legal problems, the school board met on November 8 to award contracts for a new eight-room school in Manville, a four-room addition to School 1, and a new four-room schoolhouse at Bloomingdale. Greasheimer Conctruction Company had the low bid for the Bloomingdale School: $24,192. Elling Brothers got the plumbing contract for a bid of $1,380; Burns, Lane and Richardson won the heating contract for $3,820; C.F. Dean was awarded the electrical contract for $490. In total, Hillsborough Township's first modern school building cost less than $30,000. Construction took place throughout the winter, spring, and summer of 1929 on the lot just behind the one-room school, which was torn down that summer.

Students working on the school newspaper at Bloomingdale School,
12 April 1950 Courier News
More than 150 people attended a reception for the new "Central School" soon after it opened in September 1929. All hailed the school for it's thoroughly modern facilities. The pairs of classrooms at the left and right of the building could be opened up and combined to make larger rooms for activities, and, indeed, the school hosted many gatherings of Somerset County school employees during its first years.

Rear of Bloomingdale School, July 2017

Each of the four rooms housed two grades. May Huff was the first principal and taught grades 7 and 8. Helen Nevius taught 5 and 6, Estelle Walker taught 3 and 4, and Mary Skillman taught grades 1 and 2.  The school was in regular use until 1950 when the consolidated school (HES) was built next door. After that, it became an annex for HES in times of increased enrollment, and was also used on an emergency basis throughout the fifties and sixties.

Today the building houses the school's maintenance and transportation offices, as well as providing additional office space for other departments.

26 August 2017

Hillsborough Township Postwar Residential Development Part 1: 1955-1971

Readers who follow the Gillette on Hillsborough Facebook Page are participating in a year-long house-hunting expedition through the real estate ads of yesteryear. In the first 16 weeks, represented by the brief excerpts below, we have taken a look at residential development in the township between the first major postwar development in 1955 and the eve of the Planned Unit Development era in 1971. 

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Are you ready to go house hunting in Hillsborough? Beginning today and continuing for the next 52 weeks we will take a Saturday morning trip back through the real estate ads of yesteryear. First up is Hillsborough's first major post-war development from the spring of 1955 - Green Hills, located at Duke's Parkway East and Route 206. 

One year after the success of the Green Hills development, Country Club Homes debuted at the northwest corner of Route 206 and New Amwell Road. Unlike Green Hills, which spelled the name of our town two different ways in their 1955 ads, Country Club Homes ads avoid any mention of Hillsborough, opting instead for "at Somerville" and "Somerset Hills". LOL.

Just one ad this week - August 1958 from the Franklin News Record for Claremont Homes. There are a number of developments in Hillsborough with "Claremont" in the name - this is the one off of Millstone River Road north of Millstone Boro. While Green Hills and Country Club Homes could boast about "city sewers" in their ads, Claremont Homes included septic systems on their 1/2 acre lots - which was a major concern 50 years later! No worries, the streets were paved!
Last week our Saturday morning house-hunting took us to Claremont Homes. This week we are visiting the other side of Millstone River Road and taking a look at Sunnyside Acres. Like Claremont, the development is divided up into half acre lots, and bus service is a unique selling point. The ad is from the August 25, 1961 Courier News.

The handful of circa 1940 homes on Route 206 near Partridge Rd. were originally envisioned as part of a large development named Hillsborough Village. Three homes were built on 1/2 acre lots and streets were planned east of the highway, but construction did not continue. Before Partridge Run could be built in 1961, the paper streets for this ghost development had to be vacated. These Partridge Run ads ran in the summer of 1961. Selling points included GE appliances and "9 full closets".

Hillsborough house-hunters in the summer of 1962 looking for new construction had two distinct choices. They could look at Village Green - New Jersey's first "cluster" development (more on that next week), or Claremont Hills which featured traditional one-acre lots. Claremont Hills is one of three Hillsborough developments using the name Claremont. These are the homes along Amwell Road between Raider Boulevard and Pleasantview Road, and on the east side of Pleasantview heading toward Ann Van Middlesworth Park. Originally envisioned as a 300 home development, my armchair survey (Google Earth!) counts less than 25.

Before we visit Village Green, located on either side of Brooks Blvd. near Route 206, you need to learn about "cluster zoning". Up until now we have been visiting traditional single-family-home residential developments of the 50s and early 60s. At that time Hillsborough's zoning ordinance required, for the most part, that homes be built on one-acre lots. The same was true all over suburban New Jersey. In fact, cluster zoning hadn't been tried in New Jersey since the 1920s. So what is it? Cluster zoning allows all of the homes - and sewer lines, roads, etc. - to be clustered in one section of a tract, leaving the rest as open space. So, the same amount of homes can be built as in traditional zoning, but each on a smaller lot. This saves money for the developer, but actually costs the municipality because residents expect the open space - including ball fields, parks, and the like - to be maintained. In fact, the amendment to Hillsborough's zoning ordinance that allowed for Village Green was promptly rescinded after the plan was approved!

If you turned down Triangle Road in the fall of 1962 you would have seen the first phase of Banor Park just going up. All you needed was a $2100 down payment for these homes on one-acre lots with city sewer and paneled rec rooms! The brand new school mentioned in the ad was Triangle Road School which had just opened on South Triangle Road.

 It's March 1964, and we are going to break the rules just this once (I think!) by venturing outside the city limits - barely. Millstone Manor is north of the village off the east side of Millstone River Road. You'll know you've arrived when you see two beautiful late 19th century homes directly opposite each other.

It's the summer of '63 and we are once again spending a Saturday morning house hunting in Hillsborough! Today we find ourselves on Township Line Road at Westbrook Farms. This is one of those developments where the name was so unfamiliar to me that I had to do a "drive by" to confirm the location. Sure enough there are still a few examples of the homes shown in the ads - in pristine original condition. These are some of the earliest homes I've come across thus far that advertise the ability to install central air conditioning. 

Imagine a day when Manhattan will be just 60 minutes away - or less! According to these ads for Homestead Village, that day was 1965. This development is on the north side of Valley Road on Warner, Wolfe, and Ebert Drives. I love how the ad is suggesting that A/C will be included - but it's really only a humidifier and filter for your forced -air heat.

Are you ready to "find your thrill"? Maybe you already did if you bought your new home in 1965 at Strawberry Hill. There's a lot going on in these two ads describing the development off of Millstone River Road in the southeastern portion of the township, including renderings of the nine different models to choose from. We are still in the era of one-acre residential zoning, so nice big yards. But don't worry - TAXES ARE LOW IN HILLSBOROUGH. It says so right in the ad.

Most Hillsborough people think of Frankfort Point Heights - the development off of Amwell Road on Starview and Murray Drives - as one of our town's most desirable places to have a home. And there is no doubt that is true today. But from the time the development started building in 1965 through at least 1978 this development had issue after issue - most related to the fact that it is built on the rise of the Sourland Mountain. At the start there were no sewers, no storm-water drainage, and a difficult 12% grade going up Starview Drive. Neighbors living on East Mountain Road saw parts of their properties literally washed away as rainwater raged down the mountain. Ultimately the development survived the death of the original developer and held on until the extension of sewers into the area in the late 70s. The fact that the first ad here is from 1965, and the final one from 1985 should tell you that this was Hillsborough's first tortured development! But I think it turned out pretty good!

Just one ad this week from 1967 - and its deja vu all over again as we kind of sort of head back to Banor Park. Yet this 33-home development on Lindstrom Drive is actually called Deer Run. So - where is the dividing line? Is the Deer Run name just a re-branding of the Banor Park project? Or is it a whole new development? We demand answers. LOL.

It's 1970 and developers are starting to think about proposals for the coming Planned Unit Development. But in the meantime there are still a few traditional developments already in the works, including this one "in the heart of scenic Hillsborough.". What is interesting to me about these ads for Riveredge Homes from 1970-72 is the absence of the "one-acre-lot". That's because this is one of the first developments where we see the downward-creep of lot size - Just about all of these homes are on 0.81 acre lots!

In 1970, Pine Grove received approval to build 32 homes on wooded lots south of Hillsborough Road near the Strawberry Hill subdivision. Initially, Strawberry Hill residents were worried that access to Pine Grove would be solely through their development - but during construction Riverview Terrace was connected to Hillsborough Rd.