Van Wyck Brooks Historic District

                      Plainfield, New Jersey

The Van Wyck Brooks Historic District Organization is a neighborhood group of residents and friends of the Historic District. Our common mission is to promote and preserve our architectural heritage, and to continue building a strong sense of community among our neighbors.

‚ÄčThe Van Wyck Brooks Historic District is the largest of nine residential Historic Districts in Plainfield, encompassing 152 properties dating from 1803 to the 1960's. Locally designated as a historic district in 1982, and placed on the National Register in 1986, the District was named for one of its famous residents, Van Wyck Brooks, prolific author, literary historian, critic, and 1937 Pulitzer prize winner, whose family home still stands at 563 West Eighth Street.