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After writing and publishing the post from last night, I went to read the email. I got a lovely note from B.S.C. (I am using the initials because I didn't get permission to write their full name) writing about the house they bought recently and the house next door that "looms" over them. Apparently, one of them was designed by Alice Fenn, Fenn's daughter, and the other by Dudley Strickland Van Antwerp, married to Hilda Fenn, another one of Fenn's daughters.

It looks like Fenn's have left a much larger stamp on Montclair than I previously thought...


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