Montclair History Resources

Step back in time – visit the Montclair History Center's four historic houses: the Crane House and Historic YWCA (110 Orange Road), the Nathaniel Crane House (110 Orange Road), the Clark House (108 Orange Road), and the Shultz House, also known as Evergreens (30 North Mountain Avenue).  The Center offers a variety of tours and other historic programs. For information go to www.montclairhistory.org.

The Montclair Public Library is home to extensive collections of materials on the history of our Township. If you wish to view local history files, the Library recommends you book an appointment with a librarian or email: localhistory@montclair.bccls.org.

The Library's Local History Room has a collection of archived materials related to Montclair, including Biography Files and Subject Files. The Library also has issues of The Montclair Times on microfilm dating back to 1877, city directories and high school yearbooks.

The Library also offers more than 13,000 digital images on Montclair History Online, and a selection of NICHE videos available for viewing on YouTube.

For homeowners who wish to research their house, the Local History Room has tax records and deed abstracts, which are available for viewing by appointment. For more specific information about researching a building in Montclair (house, church, business, or any kind of building), see the Library's website Building Research page.

Also visit the Montclair’s Historic Preservation Commission’s interactive map of Montclair Township’s Historic Inventory. The map shows Montclair's historic resources identified in the Historic Preservation Element of the Township Master Plan (adopted May 1993). It also shows properties that have been designated as local landmarks and local landmark districts.

Horse-drawn depot wagon 1910

Horse-drawn depot wagon ca. 1910