Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age



     History of Radburn in the Head Lines

for map of modern day Radburn, click here.

New York Times, 25 January 1928
Model Town to Rise in Jersey to Meet Needs of Motor Age
     City Housing Corporation Buys 1,005 Acres near Paterson for Community of 25,000
Safe Highways a Feature
     Pedestrians Not to Use Those Roads Set Aside for Auto's, Nor will Homes Face on Them
No Crossing to Schools
     Self-Contained Residential and Industrial Centre is the Aim - Land cost $2,000,000.2

The Fair Lawn - Paramus Clarion, 27 January 1928
Scientific City Planing (sic!) Experiment for Fair Lawn
     After looking over Long Island and New Jersey, the builders of Sunnyside Gardens select Fair Lawn as the spot for the most modern town in the United States
     Methods will be applied to Fair Lawn section taking in 1000 acres on both sides of Fair Lawn Avenue, from Saddle River to Fair Lawn Railway Station.3

New York Times, 23 June 19294
First Settlers Move into Radburn Home

New York Times, Feb 20, 19315
Abbot Court Receives honorable mention.

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S22] NY Times, Jan 25, 1928. pg. 1.
  3. [S11] Clarion, Jan 27, 1928. pg. 1.
  4. [S22] NY Times, Jun 23, 1929. pg. RE1.
  5. [S22] NY Times, Feb 20, 1931. pg. 43.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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