Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


1 Allen Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 1 Allen Place were
     in 1930-1: Robert D Patton2,3
     in 1933: Charles L Gates4
     in 1935: John R White5
     and in 1937-41: C Howard Blackley.6,7,8

New York Times, 10 January 1930
     The one-family house at 1 Allen Place, Radburn, New Jersey, has been sold by the City Housing Corporation to Robert D Patton of Brooklyn.9

Robert D Patton was born in 1901 in Iowa.2 He married Helen in 1925.2 Robert D Patton appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 1 Allen Place, with Helen as wife, and their child Janet.2 The value of the house was $11,900.2 Robert D Patton was an accountant at the Telephone Company in New York.2,3,6 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Robert D Patton and Helen Patton moved before 1933 from 1 Allen Place to Wyckoff but in 1937 they moved again to Radburn to 344A Plaza Road North.4,6

Charles L Gates married Mary E.4,10 Charles L Gates was in 1933 a manager in Paterson, and later in Rutherford.4,10 Charles L Gates moved before 1935 from 1 Allen Place to 8 Beekman Place, and before 1941 to 13-15 Plaza Road South.5,8

John R White married Kathryn.5 John R White was a broker in New York.6 John R White moved before 1937 to Glen Rock.6

C Howard Blackley married Natalie G.5 Howard Blackley was a manager in Paterson.5 Howard Blackley and Natalie G Blackley moved before 1937 from 7 Aberdeen Place to 1 Allen Place.6 They moved before 1946 to Hackensack.10 Howard A Blackley was born circa 1927.11,12 Howard A Blackley graduated on 16 June 1944 from Ridgewood High School.12,11

Robert J Wood married Marie A.10 Robert J Wood was a manager in Jersey City.10

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1B (149), line 91-93.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  5. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  6. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  7. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  8. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  9. [S22] NY Times, Jan 10, 1930. pg. 42.
  10. [S27] City Directory, 1946.
  11. [S29] Arrow, 1944.
  12. [S11] Clarion, July 21, 1944, pg 6.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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