Listed: The House That Built Everett Field

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This house was built in 1890 for the family that donated the land for Everett Field.
This house was built in 1890 for the family that donated the land for Everett Field.

This weekend’s Verona real estate listings includes one of Verona’s oldest houses, a house that is also among its most historic. The house at 10 Elmwood Road was built in 1890 for the family of Fillmore Condit, which donated the land for Everett Field after their eldest son, Everett, died in 1911.

Condit was a self-made man who ran a meat market in Newark and patented a refrigerator door fastener. In 1881, he was so prosperous that he began buying and developing land in Verona. The Condit tract came to encompass much of the land between Bloomfield and Claremont avenues from Elmwood Road to Montclair Avenue.

Condit and his wife didn’t live in Verona all that long. He got involved in politics, and moved first to Essex Fells before leaving New Jersey for California, where became the mayor of Long Beach. Sometime after he left, when cars were rising in popularity in Verona, an auto shop was built on what had been his front lawn, and his house was converted from single-family to multi-family use, which is how it is listed now. The listing doesn’t show any interior photos, so we don’t know how much of the original woodwork, fireplaces and interior layout remains.

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Here’s what else is happening in Verona real estate this weekend, from lowest priced to highest in each category:

NEW LISTINGS
61 Hillside Avenue: 3 beds, 2 baths. Walk-up third floor could be 4th bedroom. $359,900. Open house Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
39 Grove Avenue: 4 bed, 4 bath two-family. Being sold “as is”. $450,000.
10 Elmwood Road: 5 bed, 2 bath multi-family. Adjacent to youth sports field. $469,000.
276 Linden Avenue: 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths. Completely renovated throughout. Family room opens to deck. $499,000. Open house Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
2 Old Farm Road: 4 beds, 3 baths. For sale by owner. Family room opens to patio. $595,000. Open house Sunday, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

OPEN HOUSES
61 Hillside Avenue: 3 beds, 2 baths. Walk-up third floor could be 4th bedroom. $359,900. Open house Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
23 Park Place: 3 beds, 2 baths. Steps from center of town. New central AC. Cut another $4,999 to $425,000. Open house Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.
48 Derwent Avenue: 4 beds, 2 baths. Expanded cape with updated kitchen.  $429,000. Open house Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
25 Ann Street: 3 beds, 1 1/2 baths. Split-level. Florida room opens to patio, yard. Cut $10,000 to $449,900. Open house Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
276 Linden Avenue: 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths. Completely renovated throughout. Family room opens to deck. $499,000. Open house Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
59 Mount Prospect Avenue: 5 beds, 2 1/2 baths. Split-level with separate entrance to professional space on ground floor. $525,000. Open house Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
2 Old Farm Road: 4 beds, 3 baths. For sale by owner. Family room opens to patio. $595,000. Open house Sunday, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
23 Derwent Avenue: 4 beds 2 1/2 baths. Renovated throughout. Gourmet kitchen, finished basement. Cut $15,000 to $610,000. Open house Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

PRICE CHANGES
2 Claridge Drive Apt 4KW: 2 bed, 2 bath condo in full-service high-rise building. Cut another $70,100 to $299,900.
25 Ann Street: 3 beds, 1 1/2 baths. Split-level. Florida room opens to patio, yard. Cut $10,000 to $449,900. Open house Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
23 Derwent Avenue: 4 beds 2 1/2 baths. Renovated throughout. Gourmet kitchen, finished basement. Cut $15,000 to $610,000. Open house Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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