George A Stong House, circa 1896, located at 1030 Central Avenue, listed on the National Register in 2012; photo by wikipedia username:Dreamyunicorn123, 2014, creative commons [cc 3.0], accessed June, 2021.
Settled by Quakers in 1684, Plainfield was incorporated as a township in 1847 and as a city in 1869.
Plainfield as described in 1939 
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.
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