the City Housing Corporation

The New York Times, 10 March 1929, pg. 26.
     Old Farmers Grange is sold to the City Housing Corporation.1

The New York Times, 21 October 1929, pg. 56.
     More acreage added to Radburn.2

The New York Times, 30 November 1929, pg. 39.
     John S. and Harold S. Harring have bought seven and one-half acres on the east side of River Road, between Berdan and Morlot Avenues, Fair Lawn, NJ, for improvement with thirty dwellings for Spring occupancy. The property has a frontage of 467 feet. It was sold by the City Housing Corporation, which is developing Radburn " a town for the motor age" in the vicinity. Borg, Rusch & Boyd, Inc. arranged the sale.3

The New York Times, 15 February 1931, pg. 164.
     Ten dwellings were recently sold in Radburn, the model town which the City Housing Corporation is building near Paterson and Ridgewood, NJ. Among the buyers were James J. Faloungy and Harriet M. Dickerson. (They are not listed in any directory).4

The New York Times, 19 March 1931, pg. 42.
     The Board of Directors of the City Housing Corporation included on 19 March 1931 Alexander M. Bing, President; William Sloan Coffin, vice president; Johnston de Forest, Professor Richard T. Ely, Arthur Lehman, Edward L. Ballard, Valentine E. Macy Jr, and Louis Brownlow.5

The New York Times, 6 May 1931, pg. 49.
     Earl E. Morse of Rochester, NY leased a house in Radburn from the City Housing Corporation. (He is not listed in any directory).6

The New York Times, 31 January 1932, pg. RE-1.
     Sales of seven homes are reported by N. W. Morison, in charge of sales for the City Housing Corporation. This demand so early in the season, he pointed out, indicates a satisfactory realty year in Bergen County. Among the purchasers were George S. Skelton, Albert D. Bourquardez, C. N. Fraser and James Stevenson.7

The New York Times, 17 July 1932, pg. RE-1.
     Buyers at Radburn.
Since the opening of the new model house selling at $8.900 in Radburn, NJ two weeks ago, eight dwellings of that type have been sold, reports N. W. Morison, sales manager. The houses are in various types of architecture including Colonial, English and the new suburban designs recently developed by the CHC. The recent buyers include J. T. Ackerman, V. R. Shockley, E. C. Willcox, R. Likert, E. G. Maddox, W. T. Rogers and J. B. Duke.8

The New York Times, 5 August 1932, pg. 30.
     The City Housing Corporation transferred to the Garden Estates Corporation of Radburn a tract of 39 acres in the vicinity of Paramus Road and West Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, subject to a $39,000 first mortgage.9

The New York Times, 24 August 1932, pg. 33.
     Garden Estates Inc. of Fair Lawn, conveyed to the City Housing Corporation a part of the Paterson Park East tract in Radburn, subject to a $38,600 mortgage.10

The New York Times, 18 August 1932, pg. 38.
     The City Housing Corporation has sold 15 houses in its Radburn development since the latter part of June, H. W. Morison reports. The homes range in price from $8,500 to $14,600.11

The New York Times, 25 September 1932, pg. F-8.
     The City Housing Corporation of New York conveyed to Garden Estates Inc. three tracts of land in Fair Lawn, subject to a mortgage of $77,500 and another tract in the same borough subject to a mortgage of $11,725. The tracts are in the Radburn section.12

The New York Times, 6 October 1932, pg. 42.
     the City Housing Corporation conveyed to Garden Estates Inc. twenty acres in Fair Lawn for the Radburn Development.13

The New York Times, 8 November 1932, pg. 39.
     The Garden Estates Corporation conveyed to the City Housing Corporation 2 parcels in Radburn, Fair Lawn, mortgaged at $15,000 and $10,000.14

The New York Times, 1 August 1934, p. 26.
     Voluntary proceedings were filed by the City Housing Corporation to effect a reorganization under Section 77b of the Bankruptcy Law. The petition which was signed by Alexander M Bing, president, was filed pursuant to a resolution enacted by the board of directors. The company was organized to build better homes and communities and is engaged in suburban development in Sunnyside Queens, and Radburn, Bergen County, NJ. An attached statement of the corporation’s financial condition as of June 30th lists liabilities of $9,282,105 and assets of $11,168,339.15


  1. [S22] NY Times, Mar 10, 1929. pg. 26.
  2. [S22] NY Times, Oct 21, 1929. pg. 56.
  3. [S22] NY Times, Nov 30, 1929. pg. 39.
  4. [S22] NY Times, Feb 15, 1931. pg. 164.
  5. [S22] NY Times, Mar 19, 1931. pg. 42.
  6. [S22] NY Times, May 6, 1931. pg. 49.
  7. [S22] NY Times, Jan 31, 1932. pg. RE1.
  8. [S22] NY Times, Jul 17, 1932. pg. RE-1.
  9. [S22] NY Times, Aug 5, 1932. pg. 30.
  10. [S22] NY Times, Aug 24, 1932. pg. 33.
  11. [S22] NY Times, Aug 18, 1932. pg. 38.
  12. [S22] NY Times, Sep 25, 1932. pg. F-8.
  13. [S22] NY Times, Oct 6, 1932. pg. 42.
  14. [S22] NY Times, Nov 8, 1932. pg. 39.
  15. [S22] NY Times, Aug 2, 1934. p. 26.