Historic SiteFor more than a century this has been one of the finest residential areas in New Jersey. Development began in the 1870s, and continued into the 1920s. The Ballantines, the Clarks and other families who had amassed fortunes in local industry created grand estates on the ridge overlooking the New York skyline. Elias G. Heller named the area Forest Hill in 1890, and built housing for workers in his file factory near the city's northern boundary. The creation of Branch Brook Park in the late 1980s enhanced the area's natural beauty as well as its separate identity. Forest Hill has long been noted for elegant homes in a wide variety of styles, spacious lawns and gardens, and tree-lined streets. Fifty-five blocks, bounded approximately by the park and Verona, Mount Prospect and Second avenues, were entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
|Placed By||The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 569720 N 4513666|
|Decimal Degrees||40.77101667, -74.17385000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 46.261', W 74° 10.431'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 46' 15.66" N, 74° 10' 25.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 546-584 Lake St, Newark NJ 07104, US|
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