Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


8 Brighton Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 8 Brighton Place were
     in 1930-1: Martin S Prowell2,3
     in 1933: George R Blakley4
     in 1935: Frederick S Elliot5
     in 1937-9: William F Britten6,7
     and in 1941: Alan E. Schuler.8

New York Times, 19 October 1929
     The City Housing Corporation announced the sale of the house at 8 Brighton Place, Radburn, NJ to Martin S Prowell of 39-60 46th Street, Long Island City.9

Martin S Prowell was born in 1906 in Pennsylvania.2 Martin Prowell appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 8 Brighton Place, with Martha as wife, and their child Audre.2 The value of the house was $8,300.2 Martin S Prowell was an accountant at the Telephone Company in New York. And in 1931 a clerk in New York.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Martin S Prowell and Martha Prowell moved before 1933 to New York City.4

George R Blakley married Louise.4 George R Blakley was a contractor in New York.4 George R Blakley moved before 1935 to New York.5

Frederick S Elliot married Gertrude in New York.5

William F Britten moved before 1941 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.8

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 4B (152), line 76-78.
  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, Oct 19, 1929. pg.35.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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