West Orange Neighborhoods

West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey


Since 2014, Hunter Research has conducted preservation planning studies and intensive-level historic architectural surveys of the Main Street, St. Cloud, and Upper and Lower Gregory neighborhoods in West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey. The work has been accomplished under tight grant deadlines with the production of survey forms, database and GIS shape files meeting the guidelines and standards of the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office for Certified Local Government (CLG) grants-in-aid. West Orange is notable for its varied suburban character, with its most famous neighborhood, Llewellyn Park, starring as the nation’s earliest planned suburban community of the pre-Civil War era. Hunter Research made recommendations for using survey data as educational and planning tools to promote historic preservation in compliance with the Township’s Master Plan.