201-C34 Abbott Road1

b. 1929
     The occupants of 201-C34 Abbott Road were
     in 1930-1: Henry Wright2,1
     and in 1933-41: Virginia D Coyle.3,4,5,6,7

Henry Wright was born in 1878 in Kansas.2 He married Eleanor in 1903.2 Henry Wright appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 201-C34 Abbott Road, with Eleanor as wife, and their children Elliot F and Marion.2 The monthly rent was $78.-.2 Henry Wright was an architect (city-planning) at 115 (212) Plaza Road North in Radburn.2,1 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Elliot F Wright was a mechanical engineer.2 Henry Wright and Eleanor Wright moved before 1933 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.3

Biography of Henry Wright
     Henry Wright 1878–1936, American landscape architect and community planner, b. Lawrence, Kans., studied architecture at the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He was widely recognized as a leader in the movement for the building of better communities. He served (1918) as town planner for the Housing Division of the U.S. Emergency Fleet Corporation. Wright was a founding member of the Regional Planning Association of America, along with Lewis Mumford and Clarence Stein. This group imported Ebenezer Howard's garden city model from England to the United States. With Stein, Wright designed model communities at Sunnyside, L.I., and at Radburn, N.J. Radburn is especially noted for its superblock plan. He was consultant to the New York state commission on housing and regional planning during the 1920s, and later, to the Public Works Administration. Wright also taught at Columbia Univ. during the 1930s. He wrote Rehousing Urban America (1935).8 A photo of Henry Wright and of his parents Francis Alfred Wright and Mary Huldah Chace can be seen at http://www.chace.demon.nl/Chace_Family_Photos.html near the bottom of the page.

No occupation was listed for Virginia D Coyle.3


  1. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 5A (153), line 20-23.
  3. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  4. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  5. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  6. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  8. http://reference.allrefer.com/encyclopedia/W/Wright-H.html, The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia Copyright © 2003, Columbia University Press.