And I couldn't help but take a picture (from my car) of the house that Mrs. Longbotham lived in back in 1939.
Glen Ridge is known for it's pretty upscale houses and high median incomes. Given this, the Sock House isn't so decadent.
Around the corner from Sock House.
The landscaping is a little overgrown and the house could use a new coat of paint. But it looks like it was a decent house back in its day.
It was built back in 1908. Which is fairly recent for Glen Ridge.
Along with their uber-elite schools, Glen Ridgeians claim their fame by their gaslit street lamps.
Doing a teeny tiny bit of research, I found an old advertisement for a house a little ways away from Sock House up for sale in 1920. That house had five master bedrooms, two servants bedrooms and bathrooms, a double heated garage, two tiled bathrooms and a sleeping porch. Going for the grand sum of $50,000.
Dr. Mad Scientist and I have looked at houses for sale on that same road (out of morbid curiosity to see how the other half lives!) and many of them go for around a million.
Sock House doesn't look quite that nice.
Finally, I'll leave you with a crappy drive-by shot of the Post Office where the postcard was postmarked.
Cute huh? One thing I'll miss when we leave the East Coast is all these textbook old time buildings.
I mean back in 1939 when this postcard made it to Mrs. Longbotham, my hometown was only 4 years old and people were walking their cows downtown and living in their newly finished cabins!