Forest Hill

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Forest Hill, located in the North Ward of Newark, overlooks the Passaic River to the east and Branch Brook Park to the west. This desirable residential area is filled with large homes representing a variety of architectural styles, from Richardsonian Romanesque to Craftsman. In the mid-1800s, three major landowners acquired most of the former farmland on the northern edge of Newark. These men built mansions for themselves and modest housing for those who worked in their nearby plants. With easy commuting access to downtown Newark and New York City, the Forest Hill neighborhood was marketed to wealthy professionals. One local landmark is the old Tiffany factory. A 52-block area of Forest Hill has been designated a National Historic District and is listed in the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Forest Hill showcases the rich architectural and community history of this Newark neighborhood.
ISBN: 9781467120609
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 192
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Catharine Longendyck is a retired corporate executive who has lived in Forest Hill most of her life. Kathleen P. Galop is an attorney and principal of a historic preservation consulting firm. Together, they previously coauthored Arcadia Publishing's Branch Brook Park. Images within the pages of Forest Hill were acquired from longtime residents and other collections.
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