The Cranford Historic Preservation Advisory Board offers guidance on researching the the history of Cranford homes.
Postcards may be another source of historic images.
Points to Explore
– Look for visual clues using newspaper photographs, maps, pictures.
– Look for Physical Clues, original house plans.
– Research the History of the land you own.
Resources in Cranford
– Consult the Historic Prservation Advisory Board, and use their database to see if your home is already documented.
– Who lived there before? Use the city directories archive at the Cranford Public Library.
– Look up the Street in the Street Index (Under construction), and in the Newspaper Archive at the Cranford Public Library.
– Green, Betsy. 2002. Discovering The History of Your House and Your Neighborhood. Santa Monica Press