In New Jersey, Stately 1920s Moderne Compound Under Threat of Appledion

Photo Here on the outskirts of Newark, surrounded by the AutoZone, Generac and Home Depot of New Jersey, a town of skinny houses with a landscaped front yard, hello, no lawnmowers and small porches….

In New Jersey, Stately 1920s Moderne Compound Under Threat of Appledion

Photo

Here on the outskirts of Newark, surrounded by the AutoZone, Generac and Home Depot of New Jersey, a town of skinny houses with a landscaped front yard, hello, no lawnmowers and small porches. On this block, neighbors sit on front stoops, watch a ballgame on the front yard and smile in knowing recognition.

That was, until last summer.

Garden and feed store closed; Circle K pulled up its trailer, before the end of a lease; Hot Pockets, Guitar Center and Menards jumped the expressway to other towns. The parking lot became, by some people’s reckoning, the worst park in New Jersey.

Before it seemed quaint.

Now, Here on the outskirts of Newark, surrounded by the AutoZone, Generac and Home Depot of New Jersey, a town of skinny houses with a landscaped front yard, hello, no lawnmowers and small porches. On this block, neighbors sit on front stoops, watch a ballgame on the front yard and smile in knowing recognition.

That was, until last summer.

Garden and feed store closed; Circle K pulled up its trailer, before the end of a lease; Hot Pockets, Guitar Center and Menards jumped the expressway to other towns. The parking lot became, by some people’s reckoning, the worst park in New Jersey.

Leave a Comment