25 Princeton Place – Buzz Aldrin House (1907)
This became the childhood home of Buzz Aldrin, “Montclair’s Man on the Moon,” who was part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. A plaque is in front of the house. This twin-gable Tudor Revival design occurs four times in Oakcroft: at 130 Edgemont Road, 35 Godfrey, 28 Godfrey, and here on Princeton. It was probably designed by George A. Freeman & F.G. Hasselman of New York, hired by the Godfrey Land and Building Company. This stucco house is in the Township-wide architectural survey “Montclair 1694-1982: An Inventory of Historic Cultural and Architectural Resources” (No. 0713-172). It was among the first homes to be built in Oakcroft.