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The Van Wyck Brooks Historic District

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.

This historic district is the largest of nine residential Historic Districts in Plainfield, New Jersey, 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.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the
City of Plainfield's Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Events & Announcements

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District has suspended all events. As things continue to develop, with hopes of a forthcoming vaccine, we will notify you when we are starting our events again.

In the meantime, the VWB Historic District continues with its member meetings via Zoom. Why not join and learn the things we have planned?

Get Involved!

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Volunteer and have fun with your neighbors. Contact us today to see how you get involved.

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