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Monday, October 8, 2012

Hidden Plainfield: Denuded 'Suburban Cottage' ID'ed


Yesterday's Hidden Plainfield home is on Woodland Avenue, near Central Street.

Most commenters got yesterday's Hidden Plainfield correct: it is a 19th-century brick home on Woodland Avenue, near the intersection with Central Street and the Woodland School.

From the much younger age of the surrounding homes on Woodland, Central Street and Dorbett Place, it is not hard to see this home as at the center of a much larger undeveloped plot -- perhaps even a small farm -- before Plainfield's explosive growth as a suburb.

Many thanks to the commenters who pointed out other similarly 'Gothic'-inspired brick homes in Plalinfield, including one at Ravine and Belvidere and the twin brick Victorians at the foot of Prospect Avenue adjacent to the Christian Science Church parking lot.

Where shall we go next week?

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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