Highwall (120 Lloyd Road)

120 Lloyd Road
Montclair
NJ 07042

Highwall (120 Lloyd Road)

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This historic English manor-style house, built in 1928, is listed on New Jersey's Register of Historic Places since September 1986.
This magnificent stone residence is a splendid copy of the traditional English Manor House. Beautiful materials have been used throughout and the variety of stone and decorative brick halftimber paneling make it one of the finest examples of the style in Montclair.
The interior with its coffered ceilings and interesting library is equally spectacular. Great attention has been paid to historic details. Originally built for oil geologist Everette Lee De Grollyer who discovered the first oil deposits in
Mexico. The residence later became the home of Elmer Holmes Bobst, who lived in Montclair for many years and had his initials inscribed above the main entrance porch.
A picture of “Highwall” appears in Bobst’s autobiography.

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Owner's name was Everette Lee DeGolyer.
He was an oilman and did work in Mexico but was not the discoverer of the first oil deposits.
However, in 1910, at the age of 24 and while working for one of the many oil companies in Mexico, he chose the location of a very famous oil well, Potrero del Llano #4 which came in producing 100,000 barrels of oil per day.
He sold Highwall and moved to Dallas in 1936.

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Owner's name was Everette Lee DeGolyer.
He was an oilman and did work in Mexico but was not the discoverer of the first oil deposits.
However, in 1910, at the age of 24 and while working for one of the many oil companies in Mexico, he chose the location of a very famous oil well, Potrero del Llano #4 which came in producing 100,000 barrels of oil per day.
He sold Highwall and moved to Dallas in 1936.

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