From the National Registry of Historic Places Registration Form (July, 1990):“The Forest Hill Historic District is a sampler of the historical revival styles present at the turn of, and the first two decades of, the twentieth century…” This is what attracted my interest as a Realtor a decade or so ago. I quickly discovered that it’s what attracted buyers, as well.
When showing homes in Forest Hill I frame my presentations with the assertion that the Forest Hill Historic District not only memorializes the crucial role played by the economic engine that was turn-of-the-century Newark, it also serves as a residential beacon for Newark’s commercial revival. Witness what’s going downtown:
- NJ Bell Building
- Eleven 80
- Ironbound Plaza
- Robert Treat Hotel
- Bonnell Building
Newark is a special place. It serves the city well to keep a keen and protective eye on the past, while staking claim to a marvelous and inclusive future.