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Historic Tenafly dwelling on the market for $1.65M. See inside

A 135-year-old Queen Anne Victorian positioned in Tenafly’s East Hill part is the place the borough’s basis was laid.

Available on the market for $1.65 million, 54 Magnolia Ave.’s first residents had been Frederic L. Colver and his spouse Lillian (Warren) Colver.

The house’s first proprietor

Frederic Colver was a famous writer who spearheaded the township’s 1894 incorporation and later grew to become mayor. Lillian Colver had an outsized social affect and was “a type of answerable for Tenafly Public Library,” The Document reported in her March 1932 obituary.

“They moved to Tenafly within the spring (of) 1888, the place they’ve since been recognized with each essential civic, non secular and social exercise,” the newspaper reported.


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