Englewood Makes History

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  • Harlem-on-the-Hudsone The_Record_1938_10_07_20.jpg

    A popular black owned night club in Englewood Cliffs.
  • Sonny Mays The_Record_1930_09_03_16.jpg

    A popular light heavy weight boxer in the 1930s from Englewood's "Little Texas," neighborhood. Mays was also the doorman for the popular black owned Harlem-on-the-Hudson nightclub in Englewood Cliffs.
  • Madonna Park The_Record_1923_08_29_11.jpg

    Madonna Park near Forest Avenue and Williams Street became a center of boxing and baseball in the state of New Jersey in the 1920s. Negro League teams often played in the park, including Englewood's own Cubs and world famous boxers like Jack Dempsey would attend matches. Owned by the Knights of Columbus the Park became the Englewood Arena in 1930 and was operated by the Bergen County Sportsmen Club.
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  • Thomas J. Huckin.jpeg

    Thomas J. Huckin was a Bergen County prosecutor and a judge. He graduated from the Englewood public school system. He became a district judge in 1912 and a prosecutor in 1915. He was a Bergen County Bar Association member and the Englewood Board of Education. He was also president of the Englewood Common Council. He was also the first exalted ruler of Elks Lodge #1157. 

    He married May E. Bentley in 1905. He had at least two sons, Richard Springer and Paul Thomas, who both were lawyers. His nephew Le Roy was a lawyer as well. 
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  • Hackensack Elks Lodge.jpg

    Hackensack B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #658 was instituted in 1901.
  • Charles F. Hunter.jpg

    Charles F. Hunter was a member of the New Jersey Fish and Game Commission. He served as vice president of the organization. He was also exalted ruler of the Hackensack Elks Lodge #658. 
  • Alfred T. Holley.jpg

    Alfred T. Holley was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Military. He joined in 1889 and served in the Spanish-American War. He retired in 1909. He was a member of the B.P.O.E Hackensack Elks, Lodge 658, and was elected exalted ruler four times. He was also a businessman and was president of Holley and Smith coal and oil company.

    He married Alice Beatrice Herbert in April of 1914.
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    A short paragraph explains how the Rev. T.W.L. Roundtree (likely I.W.L. Roundtree), the African Methodist Episcopal Church pastor in Englewood, was banned from Dwight Chapel due to a controversy with those who led the church. 
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