Sydenham House Photographs
Scope and Contents
This collection of photo albums and photographs was likely originally from Elizabeth Henderson. Photos of the house span projects and construction and go from 1955-1979. Various photographers are credited. Lastly, a small group of photocopied clippings covers both the Sydenham and Plume Houses. This folder contains several pages of notes about work on the Sydenham House.
- 1955 - 1979
- Henderson, Elizabeth Baker (Person)
Conditions Governing Use
Researchers wishing to publish reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.
Biographical / Historical
The Sydenham House was built in 1711 by John Sydenham on Old Road to Bloomfield adjacent
to Branch Brook Park in the North Ward of Newark. The last of the Sydenhams sold the house in
1925. It is the New York area’s oldest private home.
In 1954, the Hendersons purchased the run-down 18th-century Sydenham farmhouse and over the decades painstakingly restored it. The house is still standing.
1.25 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box, 1 oversized box, 3 photo albums)
Language of Materials
Photo albums and photographs of the Sydenham House, along with a small group of clippings and notes.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Zemin Zhang (New Jersey Preservation and Landmark’s Committee) 2019
4 oversized photos by Elizabeth Henderson for NJ Tercentenary Competition of the Sydenham House cataloged for the Oversized Picture Collection
Photo albums were kept intact, but covers are not well-attached so the albums may need to be disassembled in the future.
- Beth Zak-Cohen
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository
Newark Public Library
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Newark NJ 07102 United States