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Plainfield City


Plainfield City Hall is located at 515 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060; phone: 908-226-2571.

Nathaniel Drake House, ca. 1746, 602 West Front Street, Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, National Register

Photo: Nathaniel Drake House, ca. 1746, 602 West Front Street, Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Photographed by User:KForce (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed April, 2013.

Settled by Quakers in 1684, Plainfield was incorporated as a township in 1847 and as a city in 1869.

Plainfield as described in 1939 [1]

Plainfield is a busy commuters' town (New York City) with smart shops and substantial manufacturers. Here are all types of dwellings from the huge, French-roofed, high-ceiling Victorian mansion of the 1870s to the most modern Cape Cod type cottage.

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of New Jersey, New Jersey: A Guide to Its Present and Past, American Guide Series, The Viking Press, 1939, New York
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