South End

Piece of Montclair’s South End history razed for 8-home development

By Jaimie Julia Winters The former home of African-American sports hero and business leader Aubrey Lewis was razed last Wednesday, making way for eight single-family homes in the South End of Montclair. The home, built in...

In brief: HPC to hold meeting on Oakcroft and Wheeler Street District Nominations

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. to discuss the nomination proposals to designate the Oakcroft and Wheeler Street neighborhoods as Local Landmark Districts. 

History and Heritage: When everyone had a horse

Pedestrians vs. the automobile are a long-standing issue in Montclair. Before the speeding horseless carriage, Montclair was a many-horsed town.

Montclair 150: App, events announced for anniversary celebration

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsWith a multitude of events planned throughout the year to celebrate Montclair’s Sesquicentennial, the town is launching an app, Montclair 150, which will list a calendar of events. Montclair businesses are...

Montclair Historic Preservation 2019 awards announced

The Montclair Township Historic Preservation Commission held its 2019 Historic Preservation Awards Program on May 30 honoring nine buildings and people for work in preservation.The Commission is pleased to present the following awards:Bricks &...

Historic windows replaced at Bellevue Library

By Jaimie Julia Winterswinters@montclairlocal.newsThe first of the historic Austral windows at the Bellevue Avenue Library has been restored and rehung.The patented Austral window are self-balancing windows that eliminated sash weights, cords and pulleys. The...

Historic house tour shows how early locals celebrated the holidays

This year’s annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour features 15 historic homes, including three in Montclair.
horse show

History and heritage: When Montclair loved a horse show

In Part Two of an article on Montclair and the horse, historian Mike Farrelly looked at the days when Montclairites rode for sport and pleasure.
Lucy Stone

Montclair History & Heritage: Lucy Stone, suffragette heroine

By MIKE FARRELLY for Montclair Local“History & Heritage” is a series on Montclair history. It will be written by representatives of the Montclair History Center and the Montclair Public Library. Mike Farrelly is a trustee...

Lecture/tour shows Italian-style architecture in Montclair

On Sunday, June 9, Van Vleck House & Gardens and Inserra Chair of MSU hosted a program highlighting Italian architecture in Montclair.