Scudder Homes

Court Street between High & Belmont Streets (MLK Blvd & Irving Turner Blvd)


Do you have a photo of this Public Housing Project?
If so please email me.


The Edward Scuddeer Homes opened in 1859 & 1960 and was named for Edward W. Scudder, (1881-1952), publisher of the Newark News from 1931 - 1950.  It ws located between Rose, Court, Howard & Lincoln Streets.

From Andrew Keegan:

I worked in an urban gardening program in Newark from 1978-83, and I coordinated several gardens in Newark housing projects. One of our largest and most successful was at the Scudder Homes project, off Springfield Ave. We built a geodesic dome there and grew plants throughout the winter. It was just west of St. Benedict's, on land that had been cleared after the riots. We had a huge area to work with.