Plainfield Garden Club








Member: King, Mrs. Victor E. D. (Yasmina S.) '78

1978 - 1983 Address: 975 Hillside Avenue

NOTE: Records also use the spelling "Jasmina" and "Mrs. Victor King, Jr."

Mother-in-law: Mrs. Victor R. (Elizabeth) King '48

May 19, 1980 Board Meeting Minutes

May 17, 1982 First Meeting of Executive Board

May 17, 1982 First Meeting of Executive Board

May 17, 1982 First Meeting of Executive Board

April 16, 1982 King, King and Goldsack

April 16, 1982 King, King and Goldsack

April 16, 1982 King, King and Goldsack

$549,900 For Sale 975 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield NJ 07060

May 24, 2011 listing
Price: $549,900 • Mortgage payments • Rent vs Buy Trulia Mortgage Center
Est. payment: $3,233/mo3 Free Credit Scores
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 3½
Property type: Single-Family Home
Size: –
Lot: –
Price/sqft: –
Year built: 1906
Added on Trulia: 180+ days ago
MLS/ID: 975HILLSIDEAVENUE
Zip: 07060
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975 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield

Complete info: http://975hillsideavenue.IsAvailableOnline.com - This spectacular 1906-built home is the reason people move to Plainfield with its exceptional interior details in the refinished wood floors and leaded glass windows, plus lush gardens that create an outdoor lover's paradise. The spacious and striking first level of this grand 3-story home is an entertainer's dream with a 27 foot living room with fireplace and French doors, formal oversized dining room with corner cabinets, updated gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, and large butler's pantry which doubles as a cozy breakfast nook. A grand… foyer and cozy library with built in bookcases and a fireplace lend to the stately sophistication imbued throughout. Extras on the main floor include a convenient laundry area and brand new powder room. The splendid second story landing leads to the home's roomy bedroom retreats, featuring 7 bedrooms and 3 full baths including a private 3rd level suite. The beauty of nature comes to life with mature plantings and gardens surrounding the home, and can be appreciated from the delightful slate patio.

May 9, 1974 Spring Potpourri Guestbook

Residence of A. M. Harris, 975 Hillside 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

975 Hillside Avenue

June 2, 2008 Greg Palermo's Tree Blog

Another handsome kousa dogwood is at the rear of 975 Hillside Avenue, pictured below.

Plainfield Historical Society Memorabilia From the Archives of Barbara Tracy Sandford

This is a sampling of materials saved by Barbara Sandford in her "Plainfield Historical Society" file.

Plainfield Historical Society Memorabilia

Index (73 pages)

Cocktail party circa 1984 at Bev Reid's

Cocktail party circa 1984

18 photographs were taken from negatives found, unmarked, at the Plainfield Library March 22, 2013.

Martie Samek was instrumental in helping to identify many of the attendees. Location unknown as well as date.

Jack Roome on left with wife Dodie in pink. Ned King (Victor...son of Elizabeth King) speaking to Betty Fitzpatrick. Ned's former wife, Ysmina, has her back to the photographer.

The party was held at the home of Mrs. Reid:

Reid, Mrs. Bruce A. (Beverly Paulson or "Bev") '61, President 1981 - 1984 on Clarke's Lane in Scotch Plains. The Garden was documented for the Smithsonian by the Club in 1999.

Cocktail party circa 1984 at Bev Reid's

Ed Samek at center. Martie Samek to his right and Ned King is to Martie's right. Jack Roome is wearing the plaid jacket.

Ann Wigton is in the center, speaking with Ned King.

Cocktail party circa 1984 at Bev Reid's

Ginny Rushmore on left. Standing next to her, Cath Detwiller?

Ned King and former wife Yasmina on right

Joan Hunziker facing away with white pocketbook.

cocktail party circa 1984 at Bev Reid's

Bev Reid, Betty Fitzpatrick, Ned and Yamina King, Dodie and JAck Roome

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Hillside Historic District

August 29, 2015

Hillside Historic District has announced a new website: http://hillsideavenuedistrict.com

They have neatly listed the homes in the district in a similar fashion to our Homes & Gardens page.

It is no exaggeration to say that the PGC helped build Hillside. In fact our first club meeting took place at Mrs. Connor's home at 999 Hillside. Take a look at our PGC Hillside Historic District resident members:

807 Hillside Avenue
Browne, Miss Elizabeth B. '37

810 Hillside Avenue
Barnhart, Mrs. Noah Chisholm (Susan Stevens) '15

816 Hillside Avenue
Zerega, Miss Bertha Virginia '23

817 Hillside Avenue
Lawton, Mrs. Richard M. (Edith Clarke) '21

832 Hillside Avenue
Yates, Mrs. Frederick Washburn (Bertha Kedzie Cornwell) '15

921 Hillside Avenue
Detwiller, Miss Laura Cecelia '29
Detwiller, Mrs. Charles H. (Catherine or "Cath" Campbell), Jr. '57

922 Hillside Avenue
Atterbury, Mrs. Albert Hoffman (Emma H. Baker) '15

930 Hillside Avenue
Corey, Mrs. Ella J. '15

937 Hillside Avenue
Hunn, Mrs. John T. Sharpless (Hope Ivins) '37
Ivins, Mrs. DeWitt Clinton (Louise Morton Fox) '15
Ivins, Mrs. Clinton Fox (Marguerite Carpenter) '33

945 Hillside Avenue
Stevens, Mrs. Horace N. (Helen Coburn) '15

950 Hillside Avenue
Harlow, Mrs. Edward Dexter (Elise Cochran Martin) '15
Martin, Mrs. Francis A. (Mary Keech Turner) '22

955 Hillside Avenue
Wallace, Mrs. Frederick W. (Grace Seccomb) '15
deForest, Mrs. Henry Lockwood (Amy Brighthurst Brown) '33

966 Hillside Avenue
Warren, Mrs. Frank D. '15

970 Hillside Avenue
Barnhart, Mrs. Noah Chisholm (Susan Stevens) '15
Kroll, Mrs. Alexander (Nancy Dwinnell or Mrs. Prince H. Gordon) '60

975 Hillside Avenue
Runkle, Mrs. Harry Godley (Jennie Fitz Randolph) '15
Albin, Mrs. Leland D. (Jennie Hoag) '36
King, Mrs. Victor E. D. (Yasmina S.) '78
Whitehead, Mrs. James Harold (Jean Fitz-Randolph Heiberg) '43

980 Hillside Avenue
Hall, Mrs. Frederic L. (Anne Garrigues Wigton) '68
Stuart, Mrs. Linden (Jeanette W.), Jr. '52
Wigton, Mrs. Charles Benson (Garrigues) '45

982 Hillside Avenue
Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '32
Valiant, Mrs. John (Katharine Drayton) '40

985 Hillside Avenue
Stevens, Mrs. John Peters ("J.P.") '15
Stevens, Mrs. Horace Nathaniel (Helen Coburn) '15
Stevens, Mrs. John Peters ("J.P."), Jr. (Edith S.) '37
Stevens, Mrs. Robert Ten Broeck (Dorothy Goodwin Whitney) '37

996 Hillside Avenue
Wallace, Mrs. Frederick W. (Grace Seccomb) '15
Murray Townsend
Mooney, Mrs. Wandell McMaster (Alice Joy McGee) '47

999 Hillside Avenue
Conner, Mrs. William A. (Florence Tupper) '15
Wigton, Mrs. William Garrigues (Ann Hayes) '55

1000 Hillside Avenue
Lawrence, Mrs. Chester B. (Florence B.), Jr. '22

1005 Hillside Avenue
McWilliams, Mrs. Howard (Anna Louise Waldbridge/Mrs. Paul Taylor Brown) '22

1007 Hillside Avenue
Lockwood, Mrs. Frederick M. (Hazel Marshall) '52
Marshall, Mrs. Henry P. (Dorothy Burke) '30

1009 Hillside Avenue
Tracy, Mrs. Evarts '22
Tracy, Mrs. Howard Crosby (Minerva Bingham Lamson) '15
Tracy, Mrs. J. Evarts (Caroline Frederica Streuli) '22

1019 Hillside Avenue
Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '28

1030 Hillside Avenue
Stillman, Mrs. William Maxson (Ethel Lucile Titsworth) '42

1035 Hillside Avenue
Streuli, Mrs. Alfred F. H. (Frederica Michelle Dwyer Hooper) '15

1045 Hillside Avenue
Timpson, Mrs. Lewis Gouverneur (Helen Frances Waring) '15
Waring, Mrs. Orville G. (Dorothy Fleming) '35

1046 Hillside Avenue
Genung, Mrs. Alfred Gawthrop (Dorothy or "Dot" Madsen) '69
Madsen, Mrs. John (Evelyn or "Evie" Wilson) '70

1300 Prospect Avenue
Streuli, Mrs. Alfred F. H. (Frederica Michelle Dwyer Hooper) '15
Tracy, Mrs. J. Evarts (Caroline Frederica Streuli) '22

1234 Watchung Avenue
Stevenson, Mrs. E. Vickers '41

1239 Watchung Avenue
Brown, Miss Edna M. '34