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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hidden Plainfield: A Headmasterly Home


The gambrel-roofed home had five working fireplaces.
Today's Hidden Plainfield home is one of many comfortable Colonial Revival-style homes that can be found throughout the Queen City. Note the ornate scrollwork over the second floor window and the Palladian triple window in the attic.

But this one was exceptional for once being home to a school headmaster.

Back in my life as a realtor, I sold this home which featured five working fireplaces with the original tiled surrounds. Susan Callender, a fellow realtor and office mate, loaned me a picture of herself at a children's birthday party in the dining room of the house in the 1940s.

Only the wallpaper had changed over the years.

Do you know where today's property is?

Answer tomorrow.



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2 comments:

Bob said...

There are several houses in Plainfield with the same design. I think this on is on Stelle Ave. and Field.

Bob

Anonymous said...

This one is too easy Dan. Field ave and once the home of the Wardlaw Hartridge headmaster. Thanks for taking my suggestion on the duplicate properties, I think it showed a nice collection of homes. But here is another challenge for you and your readers of Hidden Plainfield. Plainfield once had a vibrant manufacturing industry, it would be interesting to list some of those buildings and challenge your readers to list the products they produced in prior years. Granted we may never see that again, but it may inspire a new wave of entreprenaurs to revist the possibilities. MP