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Woodbridge in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Star Eagle Section

 
 
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Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
1. Star Eagle Section Marker
Inscription.  
The star Eagle section of Iselin is named for the newspaper which owned the property and helped develop it – the Newark Star Eagle. First published in 1916, the Newark Star Eagle was a daily paper descended from the Newark Daily Advertiser that began publication in 1832. the Star Eagle merged with the Newark Ledger to form the Star-Ledger, which still circulates throughout the state today.

In November, 1921, as part of a novel subscription campaign, the Star Eagle offered new customers 40’ by 100’ home lots for the low price of $76.50. The lots were located in then-rural Iselin; ad copy highlighted the area’s convenient location to Oak Tree Road shopping and the Pennsylvania Railroad passenger depot. Eighteen homes in this section were constructed prior to 1950, chiefly between 1921 and 1935. Unsold lots were transferred to L. Bamberger & Co. for re-selling to its employees.

The Star Eagle section consists of seven blocks, which include Star and Eagle Streets, and portions of Mclean Street, Headley Place and Talmadge Avenue. Auth Avenue was named for Harry J. Auth,
Star Eagle Section Marker site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
2. Star Eagle Section Marker site
The marker overlooks this scenic section of Heard's Brook.
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the Star Eagle general manager; Block Avenue honors publisher Paul Block. The Star Eagle section is still a very desirable location, its rural past but a memory.

More information visit www.wthpc.org
Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission
Mayor John E. McCormac Woodbridge Township 2013
 
Erected 2013 by Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 33.341′ N, 74° 17.397′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on N Park Drive. The marker is in the Marion & Norman Tanzman Recreation Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge NJ 07095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Port Reading (within shouting distance of this marker); Cooper’s Dairy Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woman’s Club of Fords (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Inman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bloomfield House c. 1750 (about 300 feet away); Dr. Fred Albee & U.S. General Hospital No. 3
Inset image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
3. Inset
Paul Block
(about 400 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Inset image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
4. Inset
Star Eagle house built 1930
Inset image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 20, 2018
5. Inset
Woodbridge Independent, May 9, 1924 ad
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022