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Friday, August 28, 2015

Hillside Avenue Historic District website goes live


The Hillside Avenue Historic District's signs are
handsome and distinctive

Plainfield's newly revitalized Hillside Avenue Historic District's website went live on Thursday (see here).

This district contains some of Plainfield's grandest mansions as well as a mix of striking smaller homes in styles that were popular from the 1880s to the 1920s.

The website is organized by blocks within the district. Visiting each section, you can click on thumbnail images of each property to get a larger photograph. A map of the district is also included (a nice touch other districts should copy!), as well as a calendar of events.

Founded in 1982 amid a wave of enthusiasm about preserving Plainfield's unique architectural heritage, the district has been quiescent for many years.

With the help of new residents in the neighborhood, a flame has been kindled and things are off to a good start.

Peter and Libby Price, who moved to a Hillside Avenue colonial after years in a Martine Avenue Tudor, helped get the ball rolling.

Peter credits Dawn Jenkin (who recently bought Victor King's home), Quin Jarrett and wife Libby with putting the website together.

2015 officers for the newly reorganized are:
Peter Price, president; Dawn Jenkin, VP; Nathan Vaughn, treasurer; and Quin Jarrett, secretary.

The group can be contacted at hillside.ave.district@gmail.com.


  -- Dan Damon [follow]


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