I have often passed by a building that has a sign about Essex County Technical & Vocational Education, without knowing what it is. Is it a trade school? A high school? A junior college? I never did have the time or inclination to park and take a picture. Or did I? Hm. I've got to find a better way of keeping track of fotos. I have a couple of foto-album programs that I have never learned. Maybe there's a way to tag fotos so I can find them easily. But I can't separate them chronologically, because the sequence shows me where I was, which might jog my memory of things I want to say about the fotos in that sequence.
Then I was driving around farther north one day and saw a different building (above) with a similar name, that says "Newark Tech" on it. When I did a Google search, I found a website that says the two separate and architecturally very different buildings, are actually one institution.
This foto (zoomed in my graffics program, not in the camera) shows the words "Vocational" and "Technical" with nothing between, not "and", not an ampersand (&). Did they mean to do that?
In checking different parts of the Essex Technical Schools website, I see reference to Bloomfield Tech, Newark Tech, North 13th Street Campus, and West Caldwell Campus. I do not see, from a brief check of the North 13th Street Campus webpage, where exactly that campus is (either a street address or the nearest intersecting street). Nor am I really clear about where the new, glass-fronted building is, since I didn't stop to note the intersecting streets. I know it's near where Raymond Boulevard, going north, emerges from a cut before reaching New Street and this wonderful painted wall of an NJIT building. (I couldn't fit the entire wall from this distance. I took this from the wndow of my car, because I didn't want to get out and walk to see if I could find a place where I could fit the entire wall. If I do manage to fit the entire wall in the future, I can substitute that better picture then.)
Judging from my map, it appears to be Wickliffe Street, which passes a new park on the western edge of the Essex County Complex. I didn't stop to take pix, in part because it is still under construction and in larger part because I had been walking around and taking a lot of pix here and there earlier, and didn't want to find a place to park, then walk again. There will be other days.