by Cynthia B. Martin
Curious to how more about the history of my home at 196 Kent Place Boulevard and its owners, several years ago I started exploring the archives at the Summit Historical Society and was fascinated by the wealth of information I found there. Maps, real estate records and city directories helped me determine who lived in the house when; obituaries and Local newspapers provided clues about the personalities and activities of previous owners. I then followed the trail to other relevant sources of information about these owners and their families. It was fun and rewarding to do this research and I encourage others to give it a try!