New History of Fair Lawn, NJ

Fair Lawn’s Story is one of transformation and progress—of new groups of people settling and creating a hometown.

old Fair Lawn train station

In Fair Lawn, New Jersey, its layered heritage is reflected in the mix of Native American, Dutch and English names on its street signs. Author Jane Lyle Diepeveen traces Fair Lawn’s history from its origins as a settlement at Sloterdam, a site of the developing Dutch Colonial architecture, to the innovative neighborhoods of Radburn, a cutting-edge planned American new town. Through interviews with longtime Fair Lawn residents, Ms. Diepeveen honors the days of dairy farms and swimming holes as well as this vibrant community’s progress to today’s thriving borough. From Warren Point to Columbia Heights, Fair Lawn: Historic Tales reveals the hidden story of this outstanding New Jersey town.

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