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Monday, January 30, 2012

Hidden Plainfield IDed: A Headmasterly Home

Ad from Westfield Leader, 4/11/1974.

Headmaster's home on Field Avenue behind the school.
Yesterday's Hidden Plainfield was once home to the headmaster of Wardlaw Country Day School.

Wardlaw was a private school for boys that merged with The Hartridge School in 1976.

1936 Football team poses on front steps of school
at 1030 Central Avenue (see story here).
The Wardlaw property at 1030 Central Avenue was taken over by the duCret School of the Arts.

Wardlaw had already located its upper school on the Inman Road campus, with the lower school being located on the Hartridge property on Plainfield Avenue until 1997, when a new wing was added to the Edison campus.

Where shall we go next week?

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

Dan: you might be interested to know the nice folks at du Cret have applied for the National Register of Historic Places for the Strong residence, later WCDS, now du Cret? This was unanimously endorsed by the city's Historic Preservation Commission last week.