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Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forest Hill

Historic Site

 
 
Forest Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 3, 2012
1. Forest Hill Marker
Inscription.
For more than a century this has been one of the 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 1980s enhanced the area’s natural beauty as well as its separate identity. Forest Hill has long been noted for elegant homes 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° 46.261′ N, 74° 10.431′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Street and Ballantine Pkwy, on the left when traveling north on Lake Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Forest Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 3, 2012
2. Forest Hill Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Branch Brook Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch Brook Park Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Dewey Joseph Sherbo, III (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Hayes Ward Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Sydenham House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forest Hill Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Joseph A. Pocchio (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers of the Revolution (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Marker at the Ballantine Gate image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 3, 2012
3. Marker at the Ballantine Gate
The Forest Hill marker is seen here to the left of the Ballantine Gateway to Branch Brook Park.
Ballantine Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 3, 2012
4. Ballantine Gateway Marker
The Robert F. Ballantine
Gateway
Presented to the County of Essex
A.D. MDCCCXCIX
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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