The Ironbound Through My Father’s Eyes

The Ironbound Through My Father’s Eyes
BicycleMark — who recently covered the St. James Hospital closure — has podcasted an interview with his father about coming to Newark as a child. Great insight into the history of the Ironbound.

Before the Portuguese came to the Ironbound, before the uprisings of 1967, and before the manufacturing industry moved south, my father made a life for himself in Newark. In another of a series of podcasts that focus on my family, and the history they have lived through, this program focuses on the Ironbound through the eyes of a longtime educator and civic leader — my dad.


Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

One thought on “The Ironbound Through My Father’s Eyes”

  1. Hey Mark, that was really great listening to your father’s story. My parents came a little before yours. My father worked at Goldsmith also threw out the 50’s and 60’s. I think my family might know your family. We lived on Madison Street. I still have the house there now. Keep up the good work.Frank..


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: