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Forest Hill Historic District

 
 
Forest Hill Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, July 6, 2011
1. Forest Hill Historic District Marker
Inscription. For more than a century this has been one of he 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 1890s enhanced the area's natural beauty as well as its separate identity. Forest Hill has long been noted for elegant houses 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.
 
Erected by The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.
 
Location. 40° 46.685′ N, 74° 10.438′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Heller Parkway and Branchbrook Park, in the median on Heller Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Forest Hill Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, July 6, 2011
2. Forest Hill Historic District Marker
walking distance of this marker. Sydenham House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Karr/Milburn House (approx. mile away); Dewey Joseph Sherbo, III (approx. 0.4 miles away); Branch Brook Park (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Branch Brook Park (approx. half a mile away); Branch Brook Park Historic Site (approx. half a mile away); Forest Hill (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers of the Revolution (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located just below the "Welcome to Forest Hill" sign on Heller Parkway.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Forest Hill Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, July 6, 2011
3. Forest Hill Historic District Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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