8 Brighton Place1

The occupants of 8 Brighton Place were:

#1. Martin S. Prowell (from 1930 to 1931).
The value of the house in 1930 was $8,300.2

The New York Times, 19 October 1929, 1929. pg.35.
     The City Housing Corporation announced the sale of the house at 8 Brighton Place, Radburn, NJ to Martin S. Prowell of 39-60 46th Street, Long Island City.3

Martin S. Prowell was born in 1906 in Pennsylvania.2 Martin S. Prowell married Martha in 1927.2 Martin Prowell appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 8 Brighton Place, with Martha as wife, and their child Audre.2 Martin S. Prowell was in 1930 an accountant at the Telephone Company in New York. and in 1931 a clerk in New York.2,4 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Martha was born in 1906 in Pennsylvania.2 Audre was born in May 1929 in New York.2 Martin and Martha were listed in 1930-1 at 8 Brighton Place, and in 1933 as removed to New York City

#2. George R. Blakley (1933).

George R. Blakley married Louise.5 George R. Blakley was a contractor in New York.5 George was listed in 1933 at 8 Brighton Place, and in 1935 as removed to New York.

#3. Frederick S. Elliot (1935).

Frederick S. Elliot married Gertrude in New York.6 Frederick was listed in 1935 at 8 Brighton Place, and in 1937 as removed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

#4. William F. Britten (from 1937 to 1940).
The monthly rent in 1940 was $54.7

William F. Britten was born in 1894 in New York.7 William F. Britten married Carin H.8,7 William F. Britten was in insurance in Newark. In the census he is listed as a special agent in insurance.8,7 Carin was born in 1904 in Denmark.7 William and Carin lived in 1935 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.7 William and Carin had a son Gerald.7 Gerald was born in 1930 in New York.7

#5. Alan E. Schuler (1941).

Alan E. Schuler married Jean M.9 Alan E. Schuler was a technical clerk in Paterson.9

In 1944 it was listed as vacant.


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 4B (152), line 76-78.
  3. [S22] NY Times, Oct 19, 1929. pg.35.
  4. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  5. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  6. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  7. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 8A (1312), line 15-17.
  8. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  9. [S10] 1941 Directory.