United States of America, New Jersey, Essex County, Glen Ridge
White Garden (Glen Ridge, New Jersey)
78 Ridgewood Avenue was the home of George C. White. Situated on several acres of land, the house was designed in the Tudor style around 1902 by N. [Napoleon] Le Brun & Sons. Landscape features included a tennis court, croquet grounds, flower and vegetable gardens, a fruit orchard, a grapery, pasture land, and woods. In addition to the main house there was a carriage house, stable, barn, chicken house, and runs. The house was occupied by a succession of owners and the property surrounding it was sold to a developer in the 1950s. In December 2000 the house burned to the ground while under renovation. A Colonial Revival house was built to replace it in 2002. Identification of this site and its associated images was facilitated by Sally Meyer of the Glen Ridge Historical Society.
Persons and firms associated with the site include George C. White (former owner, ca. 1902) and N. Le Brun & Sons (architects, ca. 1902).
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The folder includes a worksheet, information about the property and the Le Brun firm, and additional information.
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