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21 Adams Street Collection

Identifier: MG NWK 21 Adams-(Fileroom)

Scope and Contents

The documents in this collection are legal documents related to the ownership of a house--mortgages, indentures, statements of closing title, receipts, and other documents. There are also a small number of handwritten notes from the early 20th century.

The collection includes three abstracts of title that trace the history of the house back to 1835, before Newark had incorporated as a city.


  • 1869 - 1975

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

The house at 21 Adams Street in the Ironbound section of Newark was bought and sold many times between 1835 and 1975. Mary and Thomas Kennedy sold the house to Ismael and Rosa Viera in 1975.

The Kennedys' daughter, Lea Sivilich, donated these legal documents detailing the history of the house's ownership between 1835 and 1975. Sivilich grew up in the house at 21 Adams Street.


.209 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection contains property records for the house at 21 Adams Street in the Ironbound section of Newark. The records cover the years from 1869-1975. They contain a record of ownership going back to 1835.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lea Sivilich in 2018.

Thomas Ankner
September 2021
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States