77 Sunset Avenue
According to Grace Kaas’ 1940 book “History of Verona,” Mr. Butters followed “an Indian trail through dense woods and settled near the Pompton Pike in 1730.” Later, in 1776, Nathaniel Baldwin settled near the intersection of Prospect and Butterstown Road, now called Sunset Avenue.
Early maps indicate the date of Butterstown Road to be 1833, but it was probably 1776 as Mr. Butters’ holdings were incorporated then and the combined properties of Nathaniel Baldwin, Calvin Schaffer at 77 Sunset Avenue, and others were included. In 1870, an effort was made to build a railroad through Verona. A map indicating the proposed Erie railroad right-of-way shows the owner of 77 Sunset Avenue to be a Susan Schaffer, probably a descendent of Calvin Schaffer.