Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


the City Housing Corporation


New York Times, 10 March 1929
Old Farmers Grange is sold to the City Housing Corporation.1

New York Times, 23 June 1929
Paul S Raebel of Paterson, an employee of the City Housing Corporation moved into Radburn. (He is not listed in any directory or the census).2

New York Times, 21 October 1929
More acreage added to Radburn.3

New York Times, 30 November 1929
John S and Harold S Harring have bought seven and one-half acres on the east side of River Road, between Berdan and Morlot Avenues, Fair Lawn, NJ, for improvement with thirty dwellings for Spring occupancy. The property has a frontage of 467 feet. It was sold by the City Housing Corporation, which is developing Radburn " a town for the motor age" in the vicinity. Borg, Rusch & Boyd, Inc. arranged the sale.4

New York Times, 19 March 1931
The Board of Directors of the City Housing Corporation included on 19 March 1931 Alexander M. Bing, President; William Sloan Coffin, vice president; Johnston de Forest, Professor Richard T. Ely, Arthur Lehman, Edward L. Ballard, Valentine E. Macy Jr, and Louis Brownlow.5

New York Times, 31 January 1932
Sales of seven homes are reported by H. W. Morison, in charge of sales for the City Housing Corporation. This demand so early in the season, he pointed out, indicates a satisfactory realty year in Bergen County. Among the purchasers were George S. Skelton,Albert D. Bourquardes, C. N. Fraser, and James Stevenson.6

New York Times, 1 August 1934
Voluntary proceedings were filed by the City Housing Corporation to effect a reorganization under Section 77b of the Bankruptcy Law. The petition which was signed by Alexander M Bing, president, was filed pursuant to a resolution enacted by the board of directors. The company was organized to build better homes and communities and is engaged in suburban development in Sunnyside Queens, and Radburn, Bergen County, NJ. An attached statement of the corporation’s financial condition as of June 30th lists liabilities of $9,282,105 and assets of $11,168,339.7

  1. [S22] NY Times, Mar 10, 1929. pg. 26.
  2. [S22] NY Times, Jun 23, 1929. pg. RE1.
  3. [S22] NY Times, Oct 21, 1929. pg. 56.
  4. [S22] NY Times, Nov 30, 1929. pg. 39.
  5. [S22] NY Times, Mar 19, 1931. pg. 42.
  6. [S22] NY Times, Jan 31, 1932. pg. RE1.
  7. [S22] NY Times, Aug 2, 1934. p. 26.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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