“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Karr/Milburn House

Historic Site

Karr/Milburn House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Rivera
1. Karr/Milburn House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1893, this house served the Karr and Milburn families for more than 90 years. Lucy Karr Milburn (1895-1998), was a lifelong champion of human rights, a high school teacher, and a poet. Before World War I she marched for women's suffrage with her mother, Minnie Schneider Karr. In the 1920's their home was state headquarters of the National Woman's Party. Lucy later chaired the Newark Interracial Council, helped found the Urban League Guild, and fought for racial integration at local hospitals and the YWCA.
Erected by Samuel Rivera and The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 40° 46.812′ N, 74° 10.185′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on DeGraw Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 822 DeGraw Avenue, Newark NJ 07104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forest Hill Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Sydenham House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Branch Brook Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of Second River (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers of the Revolution (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Branch Brook Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Branch Brook Park Historic Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belleville Copper Rolling Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2013, by Samuel Rivera of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 12, 2013, by Samuel Rivera of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 8, 2021