The Forty Acre Enterprise of Asabel Darwin

Our upcoming walking tour on Sunday, October 14 will include many of the 26 houses built in the late nineteenth century by local developer, Asabel Darwin. In 1887 Darwin purchased forty acres of farmland from the Gallagher estate on Clark Street. Over the next six years he built homes on Ridgewood, Hillside and Woodland Avenue, Snowden and Appleton Place, and Clark Street, predominantly in the Queen Anne style. Darwin was instrumental in the establishment of the original Glen Ridge civic […]

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Annual Meeting April 26

The annual meeting of the Glen Ridge Historical Society will take place at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge on April 26 at 7:30 p. m. Guest speaker, Janet W. Foster, will talk about the vernacular architectural style of the Queen Anne house. Ms. Foster is a preservationist and architectural historian who is currently the chair of the New Jersey Historic Trust. Slide images will include several examples of Queen Anne style houses in Glen Ridge. A short business meeting […]

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2017 Preservation Award

The Glen Ridge Historical Society has announced its selection for the 2017 Preservation Award. The winner is 190 Ridgewood Avenue, which was meticulously restored by its owners, Andrew and Lisa Grisafi. Judging for this year’s contest was done by Megan Connelly, David Doernberg and Karin Robinson, members of the Historical Society’s Board of Trustees.

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Glen Ridge Gas Lamp Ornament

The Glen Ridge Historical Society is delighted to offer the Glen Ridge Gas Lamp Ornament. It features a beautiful image in custom brass of our historic gas lamp and is the perfect gift for anyone who calls Glen Ridge home. The ornament is priced at $15.

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