Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


5 Beekman Place1
b. 1930

     The occupants of 5 Beekman Place were
     in 1933: Gerald Shea2
     in 1935: Carl H Shaifer3
     in 1937-9: Luther B. Hill4,5
     and in 1941: Eugene V. Piser6
In 1931 it was listed as vacant.7

New York Times, 2 January 1931
     A home in Radburn, New Jersey has been sold by the City Housing Corporation to Gerald Shea of Passaic.8

Gerald Shea married Ruth.2 Gerald Shea was a salesman.2

Carl H Shaifer married Ellen R.2 Carl H Shaifer was a broker, and in 1935 a clerk in New York.2,3 Carl H Shaifer moved before 1935 from 12B Townley Road to 5 Beekman Place.3 Gerald Shea moved before 1935 from 5 Beekman Place to 17 Randolph Terrace.3 Carl H Shaifer moved before 1937 to Panama.4

New York Times, 19 October 1935
     Mr and Mrs A J Crowhurst of Glen Ridge gave a dinner last night in honor of their son-in-law Carl Henry Shaifer 2nd, of Radburn, who will sail for China next Friday.9

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  3. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  4. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  5. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  6. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  7. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  8. [S22] NY Times, Jan 2, 1931. pg. 42.
  9. [S22] NY Times, Oct 19, 1935. p. 10.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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