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Finding History on Hackensack Home
« on: February 17, 2009, 11:25:22 AM »
I have a house in the fairmount section of hackensack.  If you dirve up and down streets like Elm, Ross, Clinton, Catalpa, etc. there are some really beautiful and well-kept homes. It would be great if hackensack could form some sort of organization that could recognize and doument these great historic homes.

Where would someone even find the history of their home? (original plans, original owners, etc.)
The Hackensack Library? City Hall?

Thanks for any information!



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Re: Finding History on Hackensack Home
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 12:00:28 PM »
If you tell me the address, I'll check the Bergen County Historic Site Survey that was revised in 2001. That's a good place to start. 

This is on the Bergen County Historical Society website:

New Jerseys Historic Preservation Office brings expertise in a variety of fields essential to preserving historic resources. We count among our staff historians, researchers, planners, architectural historians, architects, and archaeologists. We respond to more than 40,000 calls yearly from people who are working to preserve, protect and promote our states historic resources.

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/4sustain/houseresearch.pdf

State of New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection
Natural & Historic Resources
Historic Preservation office
P.O. Box 404, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0404
Tel: (609) 292-2023   Fax: (609) 984-0578
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/

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Re: Finding History on Hackensack Home
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 12:16:02 PM »
Would this site have information on just everyday homes not "historic" homes?

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Re: Finding History on Hackensack Home
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 12:22:55 PM »
The Historic Site Survey is not online.  It is in printed form only.  It only lists homes that the Bergen County Division of Historic Cultural Affairs deemed "historic". 

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Re: Finding History on Hackensack Home
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 12:50:48 PM »
I don't think my home would be on that list.  I live on catalpa ave. and I was more curious about the previous owners and what the original plans for the home looked like.

Are there any catalpa ave. homes listed on that survey?

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Re: Finding History on Hackensack Home
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 01:47:46 PM »
No.  The survey does not list any homes on Catalpa. Was any information at the following link helpful?

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/4sustain/houseresearch.pdf   

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Re: Finding History on Hackensack Home
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009, 02:55:05 PM »
The site suggested I go to the building department.  I plan on heading over there today.

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Re: Finding History on Hackensack Home
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009, 03:01:43 PM »
yx525,

I have a copy of Mr. Scudder's Fairmount Story and he mentions certain houses in the neighborhood. If you stop by ... I'll loan it to you.

I'm at 836 Main St. by Catalpa Ave.

Gene " Skip "

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Re: Finding History on Hackensack Home
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009, 03:04:50 PM »
I have some of George Scudder's materials available electronically here: http://www.hackensacknow.org/index.php/topic,882.0.html

Catalpa is mentioned several times here: http://www.hackensacknow.com/Fairmount2_1915b.pdf

Good thought, Skip.
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Re: Finding History on Hackensack Home
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009, 07:00:46 PM »
Thanks for the links!

Skip, is document you have the same one that is posted in the link?

I never made it to the building department.  However, Johnson Library had some interesting material to look through but nothing related to Catalpa Ave.
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