Highland Park in the 20th Century

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Throughout the 1900s, Highland Park maintained a sophisticated, small-town atmosphere with a spirit of welcome despite its transient population. The town's qualities include good schools, modest housing on tree-lined streets, lively community events, local shops and merchants, and sensible government. Officially established in 1905, the nearly two-square-mile trolley suburb is located across the Raritan River from the city of New Brunswick, home of Rutgers University and Johnson & Johnson. Highland Park's population grew from 700 in 1905 to today's 14,000 residents as subdivisions took over farmland. The large apartment complexes built after World War II further consolidated the borough's residential nature. Individual buildings are showcased on these pages, but it is the many community events, such as soapbox derbies, parades, sporting contests, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and dramatic productions, that demonstrate Highland Park's community pride.
ISBN: 9780738597683
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Highland Park in the 20th Century, borough historian Jeanne Kolva has selected the best 20th-century images from the Highland Park Historical Society's extensive archive, featuring PTA and recreation department scrapbooks, a postcard collection, newspaper articles, and family photo albums. Kolva previously coauthored two books on Highland Park for Arcadia Publishing.
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