Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


10 Allen Place1
b. 1929

10 Allen Place was occupied by Joseph L Brewer from before the census until after 1941.2,3

New York Times, 23 June 1929
Joseph Brewer, the occupant of 10 Allen Place is mentioned among the early settlers of Radburn.4

Joseph L Brewer was born in 1896 in Indiana.2 He married Rubie G in 1927.2 Jos. L Brewer appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 10 Allen Place, with Rubie G as wife, and their child James M. Enumerated with him was Lillian Brewer, mother.2 The value of the house was $9,800.2 Joseph was an assistant manager at Swift & Co (a meatpacker) in New York.2,5,4 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Joseph L Brewer was a Veteran of the World War.2 Before coming to Radburn Joseph lived in Hoboken.4 Lillian Brewer was born in 1871 in Indiana.2 Lillian Brewer was the widow of Joseph H.6 No occupation was listed for Lillian Brewer.5

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 2A (150), line 37-40.
  3. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  4. [S22] NY Times, Jun 23, 1929. pg. RE1.
  5. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  6. [S7] 1935 Directory.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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