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Articles about Montclair’s History

Brookwood on Stonebridge Road. Montclair Neighbors. June 2019. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and Andrew Wander. You’ve driven past this beautiful home, it’s time to learn about its history.

Interesting Elements of Mills Reservation. Montclair Neighbors. August 2019. By Helen Fallon, Trustee of MHC. A more in-depth look at the Mills Reservation.

Researching Your Home’s History. Montclair Neighbors. December 2017. By Debra David, RA AIA , Montclair Public Library, Montclair Historic Commission and MHC. Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Learn more about the different services in Montclair that offer research.

Architectural Gems of Montclair. Montclair Neighbors. April 2017. Helen Fallon, Trustee of MHC. “What is your favorite historic Montclair building?”

Street Names. Montclair Neighbors. June 2019. By Helen Fallon, Trustee of MHC. Every street name has a story.

The French Provincials on South Mountain. Montclair Neighbors. July 2019. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee. What’s the story behind the two houses that look like they belong in the French countryside rather than South Mountain Avenue?

Montclair’s Opera House. Montclair Local. July 25, 2019. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee. It’s not what you think it is.

History of Mills Reservation, Part I. Montclair Neighbors. July 2019. By Helen Fallen, MHC Trustee. You’ve hiked it, but do you know how this beautiful land with views of Manhattan escaped development?

Wynnewood on Stonebridge Road. Montclair Neighbors. May 2019. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee. If you’ve been on Stonebridge, chances are good you’ve noticed this beautiful home.

Upper Mountain Avenue. Montclair Neighbors. April 2019. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee. Meet the Andersons… yes, of Anderson Park.

Milkin’ It. Montclair Neighbors. April 2019. By Jane Eliasof, with help from Debra David, Helen Fallon, Mike Farrelly, David Fox. Recalling those bygone days when Montclair was a dairyland.

The Distinguished Fernald Family. Montclair Times. March 14, 2019. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee. A less well-known but nonetheless quite accomplished family.

Cobble Court. Montclair Neighbors. March 2019. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee, with photograph by Andrew Wander. Mike digs into the historic of an iconic Tudor home on Upper Mountain Avenue..

Montclair’s Equal Suffrage League. Montclair Neighbors. March 2019. By Jane Eliasof, Director, MHC. Montclair women take the first steps toward suffrage by forming the Montclair Equal Suffrage League in 1910. The second of a two-part article commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Montclair’s Equal Suffrage League. Montclair Neighbors. February 2019. By Jane Eliasof, Director, MHC. Montclair women take the first steps toward suffrage by forming the Montclair Equal Suffrage League in 1910. The first of a two-part article commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Kip’s Castle. Montclair Neighbors. December 2019 and January 2019. By Robert L. Williams, Historian.

What Do you Call that Thingamabob? Montclair Neighbors. December 2018. By Debra David, RA, AIA, and MHC Trustee. A primer on the doodads and whatnots on a building.

Nobel Prize Winners from Montclair. Montclair Neighbors. November 2018. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee. Did you know two Nobel Prize winners have called Montclair home?

150 Years of Montclair Voices. Montclair Neighbors. October 2018. By Jane Eliasof, Director, MHC. A tiny sampling of the many stories we’ve heard during our oral history project.

Musings on the 1906 Atlas, Part II. Montclair Neighbors. September 2018.By Helen Fallon, MHC Trustee. What secrets can old maps share? Helen explores the 1906 in this two part series.

Musings on the 1906 Atlas, Part I. Montclair Neighbors. August 2018. By Helen Fallon, MHC Trustee. What secrets can old maps share? Helen explores the 1906 in this two part series.

A Very Short History Of Montclair’s Train Stations, Montclair Neighbors. May 2018. By Debra David, RA, AIA, and MHC Trustee. The trains made Montclair what it is today.

Montclair’s Sesquicentennial. Montclair Neighbors. May 2018. By Jane Eliasof, Director, MHC. So we’re celebrating 150 years. But what exactly happened 150 years ago?

Fellowes Folly, Montclair Neighbors. April 2018. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee. The story of a magnificent home on S. Fullerton and Union Street that no longer exists.

Many Voices of Montclair. Montclair Neighbors. March 2018. By Jane Eliasof. Kicking off the Oral History Project, this article speaks to the important of histories beyond census date and records.

The Case of the Missing Statue. Montclair Neighbors. January 2018. By Jane Eliasof. What happened to a statue commissioned by the owner of Applegate celebrating the League of Nations?

William Brown Dickson. Montclair Neighbors. November 2017. by Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee. Meet Mr. Dickson, one of Montclair’s lesser known heroes.

American Foursquares. Montclair Neighbors. September 2017. By Betsy Cecchio, Keller Williams NJ Metro Group. They are ubiquitous in Montclair and North Jersey, but what are the characteristics of an American Foursquare?

Montclair’s Lackawanna Terminal. Montclair Neighbors. August 2017. By Mark Schmitt. Director, Jersey Central Railway Historical Society. A closer look at the history of this iconic building.

Montclair’s Legacy in Bergen County, Montclair Neighbors. August 2017. By Jane Eliasof. Montclair has deep ties to Camp Glen Grey in Mahwah.

The Newark Pompton Turnpike, Montclair Neighbors. June 2017. Interesting info about this important thoroughfare, originally compiled by our friends at the Cedar Grove Historical Society.

The Rest of the YWCA Story, Montclair Neighbors. September 2016. By Jane Eliasof. A brief overview of Montclair’s YWCA when it was headquartered at the former home of Israel Crane

A Tale of Two Villages, Montclair Neighbors, June 2016. By Jane Eliasof. A look at Cranetown and Sepeertown, the precursors to Montclair and Upper Montclair

How were Nurses Trained Back in the Day? Star Ledger, October 15, 2015. By Kathleen O’Brien. A look at the history of Mountainside School of Nursing.

All in the Family: Arts and Crafts, Dudley Van Antwerp and his Creative Relations. Majda Kallab Whitaker writes amount Montclair architect Dudley Van Antwerp in Nineteenth Century: Magazine of the Victorian Society in America, Vol. 36, No. 1. Spring 2016. May not be reprinted without the permission of the magazine and author.