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Do you know this house?

One of the Fenn family members sent me this photo. They are trying to find out whose house this was and where it was located. The original photograph is mounted on a piece of cardboard, and there is no information on the back. They went as far as to restore and enlarge the photo, with no luck.

So, anybody out there that can help us?


  1. I think that house is on the east side of South Mountain Ave between Carriage Way and Hillside Ave.

  2. Thanks Robert. I will certainly check it out and let everyone know.

  3. What did the family member say about it? Was it a house he owned or just a picture that he passed down that they don't know the significance of, or...? Was it supposed to be here in Montclair or do they have no idea?

    Did it turn out to be that house on South Mountain?

  4. Actually, I am driving by tomorrow morning, and will let you know if that is the House. I'll take a photo, so we can all have a chance at playing detectives.

    The family member said they also had no idea. They don't think the two people are Fenn's, but there really is no way of knowing.

    I was contacted by a Lawrence C. Earle's biographer, and he sent me a photo of another house. I haven't really compared them, but since they were very good friends, it could have been them. We shall see.

  5. Good luck. I hope it's the right house.

  6. Robert - you were absolutely correct!!! It is the same house!

  7. I landed on your blog trying to find out more about Edison's concrete houses. It seems like this was one of them, right? I have lost the original post that seemed to refer to this one... I wonder what happened to the original molds and if now it would be cost effective to make such pretty houses. I did read that any leaks are plumbing nightmares though...


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