Bell Works is one of the most iconic and easily recognizable buildings in Monmouth County, and possibly all of New Jersey. Over the last few years, the building has undergone major renovations and has been reborn almost as a city unto itself, with work space, living space, recreational space, a library, restaurants, and our own Holmdel Montessori School!
When the Eero Saarinen-designed Bell Labs Holmdel Complex building closed a decade ago, many saw it as the end of an era. The building had been operated for over four decades as a research and development facility, first for the Bell System and later for Bell Labs.
This modernist structure once served as home to over 6,000 engineers and researchers. It was once dubbed, “The Biggest Mirror Ever,” by Architectural Forum, due to its mirror-box exterior.
The current, renovated, and bustling Bell Works has been described as a “metroburb,” and is home to thriving businesses, restaurants, a gym, the Holmdel Branch of the Monmouth County Library, and our school: located right next to the library.
In Observance of the Memorial Day holiday, Holmdel Montessori School will be closed Monday, May 28th, 2018. On this day, we join all Americans in honoring those we have lost while defending our freedom.
We wish you a safe and happy weekend!
Some Interesting Facts:
The United States made Memorial Day a federal holiday in 1971
It is is always observed on the last Monday of May
Originally called “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day celebrations began following the Civil War