Wood-Ridge, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

Overview


Located in northeastern New Jersey some twenty minutes from Manhattan, Wood-Ridge was incorporated in 1894. Once a place of farms and woods, the borough was transformed first in the 1920s by Sunshine City, a thousand-house development, and then in the mid-1900s by the renowned airplane-engine manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Corporation, which built its headquarters here. Wood-Ridge highlights early landowners-among them the Brandenburgs and the Brinkerhoffs-and later people of accomplishment, including Grace ...
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Overview


Located in northeastern New Jersey some twenty minutes from Manhattan, Wood-Ridge was incorporated in 1894. Once a place of farms and woods, the borough was transformed first in the 1920s by Sunshine City, a thousand-house development, and then in the mid-1900s by the renowned airplane-engine manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Corporation, which built its headquarters here. Wood-Ridge highlights early landowners-among them the Brandenburgs and the Brinkerhoffs-and later people of accomplishment, including Grace Castagnetta, Frank Lovejoy, and Frankie Muniz. It also looks ahead to the proposed redevelopment of Westmont Station.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738535562
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 991,260
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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Wood-Ridge uses the choicest photographs from the archives of the Wood-Ridge Historical Society to tell the borough's history. Leading the compilation of this excellent work were historical society members Patricia Helbig Sloan and Catherine Cassidy, both lifelong residents and advocates for preservation and history. The book is a winning tribute to the borough and its people.
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