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Montclair was first formed as a Township on April 15, 1868, from portions of Bloomfield Township, so that a railroad could be built to Montclair. After a referendum held on February 21, 1894, Montclair was reincorporated as a Town, effective February 24, 1894.



Township of Montclair
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042


Construction Official 973-509-4954

Court Administator 973-509-4774

Fire - 911
(Non-Emergency) 973-744-5000

Township of Montclair Fire Department Headquarters
1 Pine Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Fire Station #2
588 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07043

Fire Station #3
151 Harrison Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

First Aid - 911
(Non-Emergency) 973-783-7624

Health Department 973-509-4970

Library - 973-744-0500

Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 973-509-4761

Police - 911
(Non-emergency) 973-744-1234

Public Works 973-509-5711

Recreation 973-509-4915

Senior Citizens 973-509-4970

Tax Collector's Office 973-509-4923

Tax Assessor 973-509-4923


Board of Education
22 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042


Bradford School - Grades K - 5
87 Mt. Hebron Rd
Montclair, NJ  07043

Charles H Bullock School - Grades K - 5
55 Washington Street
Montclair, NJ  07042

Edgemont Montessori School - Grades K - 5
20 Edgemont Road
Montclair, NJ  07042

Hillside School - Grades 3 - 5
54 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ  07042

Nishuane School - Grades K - 2
32 Cedar Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042

Northeast School - Grades K - 5
603 Grove Street
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043

Watchung School - Grades K - 5
14 Garden Street
Montclair, NJ  07042

Glenfield Middle School - Grades 6 - 8
25 Maple Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042

Mount Hebron Middle School - Grades 6 - 8
173 Bellevue Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043

Renaissance @ Rand - Grades 6 - 8
176 North Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042

Montclair High School - Grades 9 - 12
100 Chestnut Street
Montclair, NJ  07042

Private schools

Montclair State University
1 Normal Ave
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

Immaculate Conception High School - Grades 9 - 12
33 Cottage Place
Montclair, NJ 07042

Lacordaire Academy - PreK - 12
155 Lorraine Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

Montclair Kimberly Academy - PreK - 12
224 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

St Cassian's School - PreK - 8
190 Lorraine Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

Montclair Cooperative School - PreK - 8
65 Chestnut Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

The Deron School II
130 Grove Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Performing Arts / Theaters


Funeral Homes & Monuments

Clubs and Organizations

Historic Places

Historical Society

Montclair Historical Society
108 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

40-46 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

A handsome red brick commercial building with concrete
round arched entrances and leaded glass windows.
The building is topped by a balustrade and has a 2-story
octagonal turret to the west.

45 Church Street Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07042

1925 Renaissance Revival Style
This is a corner apartment building with commercial space
at street level, buff-colored brick with extensive use of terra
cotta for the architectural details.

647 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

On this site the Montclair Hook & Ladder company was
founded on November 28, 1882. This building was opened
in 1904 as the old Fire Department headquarters. It was
then enlarged and modified in the classical revival style
with beaux arts elements in 1913 in order to additionally
house the Police Department and Town Government.

Charles Shultz House
30 North Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Charles S. Shultz (1839-1924), a President of the Hoboken
Bank for Savings, and Lucy M. Budd (1844-1905), built the
house on 30 North Mountain Avenue in 1896.  It is a
three-story Victorian residence with twenty-one rooms. 
The house remained in the family for three generations until
it was donated to the Montclair Historical Society by Molly
Shultz, also a member, in 1997. The house is notable for its
architectural design, its picturesque landscape, its eclectic
furnishings, and most importantly, for its virtually untouched
state of preservation. Today, the Charles Shultz House,
also known as the Evergreens, is part of The Montclair
Historical Society’s collection of historic houses.

Clark House / Library
108 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

Dr. James Henry Clark, Jr. (1853-1945) and his wife Carrie
Schenck (1859-1901) built the two and a half story Queen
Anne style house at 108 Orange Road in 1894. Members
of the Clark family occupied the home until 1962, when
Dr. and Mrs. M. C. Sampson purchased it. In 1985, the
Montclair Historical Society purchased the house and
presently uses it as the Society’s educational, research,
and administrative complex, including exhibits and the
Albert Payson Terhune Library.

First Primary School
22 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

1878-1879 Vernacular/Early Classic Revival Style

This is the second oldest school building still standing in the
Township. It was built to meet the needs of a community
which almost doubled in population during the 1870's

Hampton House
467 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

1890 Late 19th Century Commercial with Art Moderne Facade

Peter Doremus opened a general merchandise store on this
site in 1812. His son, Philip, constructed the present building,
adapting his business to a suburban clientele. Town offices
were once located on the upper floors. Hampton House
Furniture, founded in 1947 by Carl E. Fisch now occupies
the entire building.

Ismel Crane House
110 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

Israel Crane (1774-1858), a descendant of the founding
family of Cranetown (now Montclair), and his wife Fanny
Pierson (1773-1828), built the Israel Crane House in 1796
on 159 Glen Ridge Avenue. This Federal-style mansion was
remodeled around 1840 with Greek-Revival details. It was
home to three generations of the Crane family until about
1902, when the YWCA of Montclair-North Essex purchased it,
using it for offices, dormitories, and as a social center for
African American women. In 1965, the Montclair Historical
Society saved the Israel Crane House from demolition and
moved it to 110 Orange Road.

Madison Building
42 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

1912 Beaux Arts revival Style - Architect: Van Vleck & Goldsmith

Named for the Edward Madison Company, stationers,
booksellers and printers, this building was designed with
offices and studios and intended to bring together an
association of arts, trades and professions under the
Madison roof. Montclair's first elevator was installed in this

Nathanial Crane House
108 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

The Nathaniel Crane House was built in 1818 by Captain
Nathaniel Crane, Jr., Israel Crane’s cousin. In 1894, it was
moved from the front to the rear of 108 Orange Road by
Dr. James Henry Clark, Jr. to make way for his new residence
(now known as the Clark House). It seems to have been
used as an outbuilding that supported the Clark family
occupancy, which lasted until 1962 when the Clark House
property was purchased by the Sampson family. In 1974,
the Sampsons donated the Nathaniel Crane House to the
Montclair Historical Society, but retained the Clark House
as their residence.

Station Square
295 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

1892 Late 19th Century Commercial with Queen Anne and
Romanesque Elements
Architect: Jesse H. Lockwood

Also known as "The Crawford Block" this eclectic building
is unique in Montclair. In 1909, early urban planner John
Nolan described it as an excellent example of commercial
design in a suburban town.

The Crane Building
460 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Circa 1889 Italianate Commercial Style

This is one of the finest examples of late 19th Century
commercial buildings on Bloomfield Avenue. The building
served as the location of the successful hardware and
plumbing business of I. Seymour Crane, a founder of the
fire department and member of the Town Committee.


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