Teaneck's Landmark (cont'd)
The "elegant building" which we now own was used as a schoolhouse on the lower floor only. There was one teacher, and the roster bore the names of some thirty pupils. The upper floor was used as a Sunday School.
One of the loading men in Teaneck then was Lebbeus Chapman, father of Dr. Frank A. Chapman, curator of the Museum of National History in New York City. In those days Teaneck Road was also known as Washington Avenue, and Mr. Chapman called his first Sunday School the Washington Avenue Union Sabbath School, and it was conducted by the Washington Avenue Union Sabbath School Association.
After serving several years as the first Superintendent Mr. Chapman was succeeded by Mr. Lyman E. Bunnell. Mr. Bunnell lived in a rather small and very old house, which was later enlarged and became the home of the late Bernard Lippman, and is now a portion of the Square Circle clubhouse:
Theodore F. Lozier followed, and was succeeded by Mr. John Ackerman, who is quoted in earlier paragraphs. Mr. Ackerman was followed by William Johnson, who made his home in the Stevenson house, which old building lies in the path of the wreckers and will disappear shortly when the new highway is constructed across Teaneck Road.
George S. Coe succeeded as Superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a son of a leading family of his day. His father was Captain William P. Coe of Company "F", afterward commanded by Captain Frank De Ronde, our informant, in the days of '98. George was the third of eleven children. He came to Teaneck to perform his duties for twenty-odd years, walking as a rule, from his home in Englewood.