2 Berkeley Place1


The occupants of 2 Berkeley Place were:

#1. James L. Gordon (from 1930 to 1931).
The value of the house in 1930 was $12,000.2

James L. Gordon was born in 1901 in Massachusetts.2,3 James L. Gordon married Marilyn L. in 1926.2,3 James L. Gordon appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 2 Berkeley Place, with Marilyn as wife, and their child Winston E..2 James L. Gordon was a (furniture) salesman. In the 1940 census he is listed as a salesman in a department store.2,4,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Marilyn was born in 1907 in New York.2,3 Winston was born in 1929 in New York.2,3 James and Marilyn were listed in 1930-1 at 2 Berkeley Place, and in 1933-46 at 14 Beekman Place.

#2. Lawrence N. VanNort (from 1933 to 1941).
The value of the house in 1940 was $9,000.5

The New York Times, 3 June 1931, pg. 51.
     The City Housing Corporation sold a house at 2 Berkeley Place to Lawrence N. VanNort of Roslyn, LI.6

Lawrence N. VanNort was born in 1899 in Pennsylvania.5 Lawrence N. VanNort married Elizabeth C.7,5 Lawrence N. VanNort was a mechanical engineer in New York. In the 1940 census he is listed as a mechanical engineer at the Telephone Company.8,9,5 Elizabeth was born in 1903 in Pennsylvania.5


Citations

  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 3B (151), line 62-64.
  3. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 64A (1320), line 4-7.
  4. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  5. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 10A (1314), line 1-2.
  6. [S22] NY Times, June 3, 1931. pg. 51.
  7. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  8. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  9. [S9] 1939 Directory.