Forest Hill Historic District


Forest Hill Historic District


Forest Hill Historic District is located in the Northeast of Newark. It takes up 57 blocks and is bounded by Verona Avenue, Mount Prospect Avenue, Second Avenue, and Branch Brook Park. This primarily residential district consists of houses built generally between 1890-1925, and represent various historic revival styles of architecture. Most of the land within the historic district had been owned by three prominent Newark families: the Hellers, the Ballantines, and the Clarks. The historic district also contains various historic houses including Sydenham House and Clark Mansion.





Condition History

While some of the homes have been converted for other purposes, the district remains largely unchanged.


“A Tour of Forest Hill.” Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee, 1976.

Gordon, Mark W., and Anthony Schuman, editors. Newark Landmark Treasures: A Guide to the Landmark Buildings, Parks, Public Art & Historic Districts in New Jersey’s Metropolis. Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee, 2016, p. 81-82.

Longendyck, Catharine and Kathleen P. Galop. Forest Hill. Arcadia Publishing, 2014

National Register of Historic Places, Forest Hill Historic District, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, National Register #90001193



“Forest Hill Historic District,” DANA, accessed May 30, 2024,

Output Formats


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /afs/ on line 122