Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


2 Arlington Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 2 Arlington Place were
     in 1930-1: Russell A Pickens2,3
     in 1933-35: William C Rogers4,5
     in 1935-9: William H Spanjer Jr6,7
     and in 1941: G. B. Denious.8

New York Times, 24 January 1930
     The City Housing Corporation sold the one-family house at 2 Arlington Place, Radburn, to Russell A Pickens of Woodcliff, NJ.9

Russell A Pickens was born in 1901 in New York.2 He married Doris L in 1927.2 Russell A Pickens appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 2 Arlington Place, with Doris L as wife, and their child Roscoe A.2 The value of the house was $11,900.2 Russell A Pickens was a branch manager (elec. refrigerators) in New York.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Russell A Pickens moved before 1933 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.4

William C Rogers married Anna A.4 William C Rogers was a personnel director in New York.4

William H Spanjer Jr married Eleanor H.5 William H Spanjer Jr was a salesman in Newark.5 William H Spanjer Jr moved before 1937 from 3 Bancroft Place to 2 Arlington Place.6 William H Spanjer Jr moved before 1941 to Bloomfield.8

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1A (149), line 42-44.
  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 24, 1930. pg. 46.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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