Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Whitcomb, Mrs. William Henry '31

1928 Treasurer Book May 20th $5.00 Listed as "Mrs. W. H. Whitcomb" Could Mrs. Whitcomb's join date be incorrect?
1929 Treasurer Book Active $5.00
1930, 1931 Treasurer Book Active
1932 Treasurer Book: Whitcomb, Mrs. W. H. 1/32 Resigned

1932 Directory* Address: Woodland Avenue
*= This directory is not dated and presumed to be from the year 1932.
NOTE: "Mrs. William H. Whitcomb, Woodland Avenue" is crossed off by hand.

The house on Woodland Avenue was called "White Chimneys"

William H. Whitcomb House

Plan #5046: Main Entrance, William H. Whitcomb House

Main Entrance, William H. Whitcomb House (Item #5046)
Location: Plainfield, NJ
Date of Publication: August, 1926
Architect: Patterson and Willcox
Condition: VG+ condition with light browning along the edges
Price (USD): $29.00
Size (inches): 12.5 by 9.5 inches
Details: Photogravure. Duotone. This picture is extremely hard to find, as The Architect not only had a very small circulation during that time and very few were actually preserved as this has been. It measures 12.5 by 9.5 inches. Has a mat border and foam core backing (not attached to the picture). The whole picture measures approximately 12 by 14.5 inches (with mat border). Finely detailed. Shrink wrapped.


'Giggleswick' by Marjorie Blackman Elliott 1989

PGC Member Marjorie Blackman Elliott traces the history of the Mellick family and in particular PGC founding member Mrs. George P. (Ella Hartley) Mellick '15 and her well known estate, 'Giggleswick'

page 11

Mrs. Elliott writes: Then there was "White Chimneys," the residence of William H. Whitcomb, later occupied by the Robert Stevens family. All four houses are still there and ocuupied. The allee of trees is there, too, though the line has been broken at the ends to make way for the new development.

May 9, 1974 Spring Potpourri Guestbook

1948 Check Book

No. 745
Dec. 31, 1948
William Saville
Flowers for Lyons Hospital
War Services

No. 746
Dec. 31, 1948
American Horticultural Society

No. 747
Dec. 31, 1948
The Plainfield Book Shop Inc.

in the left margin:

Jan 3 Dues - Seybold 10.00
gift from Mrs. Whitcomb
in memory of Mrs. Eaton $10

"White Chimneys," Residence (Front and Rear View) of William H. Whitcomb, Woodland Avenue

In this illustrated book, the Courier-News has sought to present some of the representative homes of The Plainfields and adjoining territory, together with such other buildings of interest and importance as would serve to convey an idea of the physical attractioins of one of the most beautiful and healthful cities in the Metropolitan District. The homes reflect the desirability of this community as a place of residence.

The churches, schools, clubs and public buildings pictured serve to give the stranger some conceptions of the beauty of the city and its right to be termed the "Queen City" of New Jersey.

With picturesque Watchung Hills as a background, this section with all its natural advantages, plus a progressive spirit, coupled with high class local governing bodies and a live Chamber of Commerce, is pecularily adapted for home sites and, as a result, it has enjoyed a steady and healthy growth for many years.

publication circa 1917

"White Chimneys," Residence (Front and Rear View) of William H. Whitcomb, Woodland Avenue

1920 Muhlenberg Hospital Womens Auxiliary

Mrs. William Whitcomb
511 West Eighth Street

1925 Meeting Minutes

Giggleswick by Marjorie Blackman Elliott, 1989