business

Montclair 150: In business – Some closed; others stood test of time

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Beginning in the 1850s, businesses opened in what is now Montclair reflecting the needs of a rural community. As the Industrial Revolution hit and the population grew, businesses’ services and offerings...
building

MONTCLAIR 150: Second life for Montclair gems

By Frank Gerard Godlewski for Montclair Local Montclair is a triumphal legacy of architecture and design, fittingly called in 1922, “the finest suburban town in the United States… the splendid mountainside, which has inspired the architect...

Montclair 150: How Montclair’s schools came to be

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Few institutions have been as important to the life of Montclair as its schools. The last 150 years have seen Montclair’s schools change from a collection of modest school houses serving local farming...
Freed Slave house

MONTCLAIR 150: The story of one of Montclair’s earliest homes

  By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news A small, nondescript clapboard home with an extraordinary history has stood at 369 Claremont Ave. since around 1780. Built by William Crane, it may have been one of the first homes,...