Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


305 Plaza Road North1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 305 Plaza Road North were
     from 1930-1: Neill N Payne2,3
     and in 1933-41: George P Williamson.4,5,6,7,8

New York Times, 2 May 1930
     A house in Radburn being build by the City Housing Corporation has been sold to Neill N Payne of New York City.9

Neill N Payne was born in 1891 in New York.2 Neill N Payne appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 305 Plaza Road North, with Florence E as wife, and their children Robert K and Janet. Enumerated with him was Emily Weir, mother-in-law.2 The value of the house was $8,500.2 Neill N Payne was a manager (linoleum), and in 1931-35 an assistant manager in New York.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Neill N Payne moved before 1933 from 305 Plaza Road North to 8 Aberdeen Place.9,4

George P Williamson was born in 1895 in New Jersey.10 He married Eunice in 1921.10 George was a (real estate) salesman. He was also a tax assessor for the Borough of Fair Lawn.10,3,4 He owned a radio in 1930.10 George P Williamson was a Veteran of the World War.10 George and his wife Eunice had a daughter, Jane.10 George P Williamson moved before 1933 from 201-A6 Abbott Road to 305 Plaza Road North.

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 3A-B (151), line 48-52.
  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, May 2, 1930. pg. 46.
  10. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 4B (152), line 90-92.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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