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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hidden Plainfield: Plainfield On The Move!


Courier ad said Plainfield was 'on the move!'
 
Today's Hidden Plainfield takes a break from looking at residences. The mystery is the office building and parking promised in this 1980 (or was it 1979?) ad from the Courier News.

The legendary  Paul O'Keeffe was mayor -- Plainfield's last Republican mayor, and a two-termer at that. Firebrand Angela Perun was City Council president. James Allen was chair of the Downtown Development Corporation.


Plainfield was 'on the move'. Was it fact or bravado?

 
Do you know where today's property is?

Answer tomorrow.


-- Dan Damon [follow]

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3 comments:

Michael Townley said...

Was it one of the first but ill-fated proposals for the Park-Madison site?

Anonymous said...

Is it the Madison Ave site where the buildings were torn down 'forever' and finally built 2 or 3 years ago?

Plainfield Native, vaguely remembers them supposing to turn it into Office buildings and Parking garage when they tore down all those old stores and the Paramount theater.

Bill Garrett said...

My guess is Madison-Park site.

Bill Garrett