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Microfilm at the Montclair Public Library

Today, I decided it was time to start going through the microfiche files at the Montclair Public Library. This was one of those spur of the moment decisions, as I know it will probably take me days, if not weeks to find what I am looking for. By that measure, today was a relative success, since I managed to go through the entire 1885 (the year) and found three mentions of the Fenns, two of which had a reference to a "fine" and "picturesque" residence of Mr. Fenn. All of these were written after September 1885, so I will need to go back and look more closely at the earlier months of the year for the announcement that the House has been occupied.

Also, it does seem that at that time it was quite common to sell a house separately from a lot it is sitting on, and the house would be moved to a desired new location. Fascinating!


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