2 Allen Place1

The occupants of 2 Allen Place were:

#1. James M. Wright (from 1930 to 1939).
The value of the house in 1930 was $12,000.2

The New York Times, 23 June 1929, pg. RE1.
     James M. Wright of Paterson was among the early settlers of Radburn.3

James M. Wright was born in 1898 in New Jersey.2 James M. Wright married Emma R. in 1927.2 James M. Wright appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 2 Allen Place, with Emma R. as wife.2 James M. Wright was a general practice lawyer in Paterson. Later he was the Borough Attorney of Fair Lawn.2,4 He owned a radio in 1930.2 James M. Wright was a Veteran of the World War.2 Emma was born in 1900 in New Jersey.2

#2. Willis H. Bird (1940).
The monthly rent in 1940 was $75.5

Willis H. Bird was born in 1907 in Pennsylvania.5 Willis H. Bird married Florence C.6,5 Florence was born in 1908 in Pennsylvania.5 Willis and Florence lived in 1935 in Weehawken, New Jersey.5 Willis and Florence had a daughter Barbara.5 Barbara was born in 1936 in New Jersey.5

#3. Walter A. Lapham (1941).

Walter A. Lapham married Marjorie H.7 Walter A. Lapham was a sales representative.7


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 2B (150), line 56-57.
  3. [S22] NY Times, Jun 23, 1929. pg. RE1.
  4. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  5. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 9B (1313), line 60-62.
  6. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.