Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Taylor, Mrs. J. Irwin (Ella) '32

1928 Treasurer Book May 18th $5.00 (Mrs. Taylor's join year is most likely incorrect)
1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937 Treasurer Book Active
1937 Treasurer Book Associate: Mrs. J. Irwin Taylor 4/23/37 Pd. Bal. 5. "resigned Oct. 11" Name crossed out.

1932 Address: 835 West Eighth Street

Last mention in the roster: 1937

In the 1929 Treasurer Book, there is a listing under "Active" for a Mrs. L. C. Taylor" but in 1930, there is no such listing.

Most likely related to these PGC Members:
Taylor, Mrs. Duncan W. '18
Taylor, Mrs. Hall (Katherine) '42

835 West Eighth Street

Plainfield Library

G-634 1934 Y Grimstead

House at 835 West Eighth Street 835 West 8th Street House with broad gable front, multiple short flights of steps between stone columns leading to recessed entrance in front porch, curved driveway at left of house, two children on sidewalk.

1930 Blue Book

1930 Blue Book

Taylor, Mr. & Mrs. J. Irwin, 835 W. 8, Plainfield, N.J.

New York September 5, 1911

Passengers boarding Olympic at Southhampton

Ella Taylor 48 USA
Irwin Taylor 23
Adele Taylor 19

Sunday, October 21, 2012 Signed Stickley

Craftsman cottage looks down over its setting.

Today's Hidden Plainfield is a Craftsman cottage looking over its neighborhood from an imposing setting, nestled amid old-growth trees.

I once sold this house when it was occupied by a friend who took a job transfer. The house was bought by his company and sold through their relocation division.

It was then a five-bedroom house with intact original Craftsman built-in cabinetry and wood trim, with a working fireplace and a gazebo in the back yard.

The house also had intact hand-crafted bronze wall sconces and ceiling fixtures, with a signed Gustav Stickley door knocker on the front door.

I had quite a dustup with the appraiser hired by my friend's company, who came in with a lowball appraisal of $149,00. When I challenged the figure and got a chance to see the paperwork, the appraiser – no architecture fan – had classified the home as a 'Cape Cod'.


Do you know where today's property is? properties are?

Answer tomorrow.

from Dan Damon's Blog: Plainfield Today

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hidden Plainfield: Signed Stickley ID'ed

Home is on a rise on West 8th Street, west of Grant Avenue.

Yesterday's Hidden Plainfield is a Craftsman cottage on West 8th Street, west of Grant Avenue, as most commenters remarked.

It is one of several fine homes sited on a slight rise on the south side of the street.

Where shall we go next week?

from Dan Damon's Blog: Plainfield Today

835 West 8th

Plainfield Library

3872 Bungalow for Mr. J. Irwin Taylor 1910

Charles H. Detwiller, Jr.
Architectural Drawings Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles H. Detwiller, Jr. Architectural Drawings Collection, 1877-2004.
Creator: Charles H. Detwiller, Jr.

52 linear feet of records
Comprises 23 boxes:
Nineteen (19) 11"x25"x12" archival storage boxes
One (1) 11"x42"x12" archival storage box
Three (3) 11"x36"x12" archival storage boxes
167 rolls of microfilm, 145 CDs, and 246 DVDs

Repository: Plainfield Public Library, Local History Department, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Abstract: The Charles H. Detwiller, Jr. Architectural Drawings Collection documents more than 100 years of residential and commercial architecture in the greater Plainfield area. The collection includes handwritten line drawings, early blueprints, site plans, and specifications. The types of plans found in the collection include apartment houses, single-family houses, mansions, housing developments, additions and alterations to already existing structures, greenhouses, garages, factories, stores, schools, hotels, houses of worship, fraternal organizations, museums, theaters, railroads, hospitals, government buildings, and parks.
Language: The records are in English.

1936 - 1937 Meeting Minutes

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

April 7, 1961 Courier News 25 Years Ago, 1936

Members of the Plainfield Garden Club exhibiting in the International Flower Show in New York were: Mrs. Leslie R. Fort, president, Mrs. Richard M. Lawton, Mrs. William S. Tyler, Mrs. Cornelius B. Tyler, Mrs. William K. Dunbar, Miss Dorothea Tingley, Mrs. Walter M. McGee, Mrs. Arthur G. Nelson, P. Marshall, Mrs. Edward H. Ladd Jr., Mrs. Stephen G. Van Hoesen, Mrs. Elliott C. Laidlaw, Mrs. Clinton F. Ivins, Miss Edna Brown, Mrs. Harold Brown, Mrs. Orville G. Waring, Mrs. DeWitt Hubbell, Mrs. Irwin Taylor and Mrs. Harry H. Pond.

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Related to the Yerkes Family

1904 Chronicle of the Yerkes Family

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership