Having lived my life in cities with no outdoor space to speak of, purchasing a home in the suburbs with an ample back yard presented me with an unfamiliar yet intriguing canvas. I was cautiously curious about the possibilities of the property I inherited – a deep lot with patchy grass, about 50 % shaded by tall trees – a proverbial blank slate.
My first trip to the nursery invoked in me feelings of exhilaration and excitement!
If you are interested in the history of your SOMa NJ home and community, Maplewood Memorial Library has many ways in which to aid historical research.
Through generous grants made possible by the Maplewood Open Space Trust Fund for Historic Preservation, and a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, the Maplewood Memorial Library Digital Archive has several five information-rich archives from which to research:
Real Estate Sales Records and Photos of Maplewood NJ Homes from the 1920s to the 1980s.