Category Archives: Landmarks


1907: The New Cutting-Edge Power House at Johnson & Johnson

Margaret on February 20th, 2015 at 5:01PM

Today, the oldest building on the Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick campus – and the only one remaining from the days of our founders – is our museum building.  At first glance, the building may look like the steadfast, unchanging … Continue reading


Chicopee Village

Margaret on March 22nd, 2013 at 5:33PM

Built by Johnson & Johnson in 1926-1927, these buildings are still in use today.  They were among the first structures of their kind in their region to have indoor plumbing, electricity and hot water, and they changed the lives of … Continue reading


Our Elusive First Building!

Margaret on January 31st, 2013 at 5:33PM

As the old saying goes, the best place to hide something is in plain sight. That applies not only to missing items in detective novels, but to Johnson & Johnson history as well – specifically, to something as iconic as … Continue reading


A Look Inside Our Original Building

Margaret on July 12th, 2010 at 2:47PM

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passing of Johnson & Johnson founder Robert Wood Johnson in 1910, this is one of several posts looking at the earliest years of Johnson & Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson as our first … Continue reading


Even More Things You Didn’t Know About J&J

Margaret on May 18th, 2010 at 5:03PM

A Design Classic! 1.  What do BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages have in common with the @ symbol on your computer keyboard?  They’re both part of the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  Here’s the … Continue reading


If A Train Leaves Chicago…

Margaret on September 18th, 2009 at 4:26PM

The old Temple Radio Plant in Chicago It’s 1933 — the depths of the Great Depression.  The economy is struggling, the U.S. has a staggering 25% unemployment rate, and the New Deal legislation is in its early stages.  Most of … Continue reading


Happy Birthday, Kilmer House!

Margaret on July 17th, 2009 at 10:53AM

This July marks the third anniversary of the Kilmer House blog.  The first post went up on July 12, 2006 – the first-ever blog post on the first-ever blog for Johnson & Johnson.  And now, three years later, to celebrate … Continue reading


Steamboats on the Raritan

Margaret on May 8th, 2009 at 5:11PM

What did Johnson & Johnson have in common with Robert Livingston, one of the drafters of the Declaration of Independence? Give up?  They both ran steamboats on the Raritan River in New Brunswick.  And here’s another fact:  Livingston’s tenure as … Continue reading


The Anniversary of Our First Building!

Margaret on January 8th, 2009 at 3:36PM

Artist’s Rendering of the First Johnson & Johnson Building The beginning of January 2009 marks 123 years since James Wood Johnson got off a New York to Philadelphia train in New Brunswick, New Jersey to rent space for a new … Continue reading


Happy New Year!

Margaret on December 23rd, 2008 at 5:12PM

Many, many decades ago, in the Nineteen-teens, Johnson & Johnson built a huge electric sign on the roof of one of its buildings in New Brunswick.  The sign was over 31 feet high and 115 feet long.  When it was … Continue reading

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