Fair Lawn, New Jersey: Historic Tales from Settlement to Suburb

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In Fair Lawn, New Jersey, the layered heritage is clear from the mix of Native American, Dutch and English names adorning its street signs. Author Jane Lyle Diepeveen traces Fair Lawn's history from its origins as a settlement at Sloterdam, a site of the developing Dutch Colonial architecture, to the innovative neighborhoods of Radburn, a cutting-edge planned American garden city. Through interviews with longtime Fair Lawn residents, Diepeveen honors the days of dairy farms and swimming holes, as well as this vibrant community's progress today. From Warren Point to Columbia Heights, Fair Lawn reveals the hidden story of this jewel of New Jersey.
ISBN: 9781596296985
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 47
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jane Lyle Diepeveen, a retired community planner, is the municipal historian for the borough of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and a trustee and past president of the Fair Lawn Historic Sites Preservation Corp., which runs the borough's history museum. Ms. Diepeveen holds a degree in architecture from Washington University and an MS in urban planning from Columbia University. She is active in local historic preservation and civic affairs and served for many years on the Fair Lawn Planning Board, helping to guide the borough's growth. She is also a past president and longtime member of the League of Women Voters of Fair Lawn, having served on its board for five decades.
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