Highland Park history goes back to the late 18th century when the area was settled by Alexander Negley and his family. In 1995 & 1996 Mike Staresinic and Clarke Thomas enlisted the help of several others to produce an initial history of the Highland Park Community Club. It exists here as they wrote it. As of late 2007, the Highland Park neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Highland Park Residential Historic District. We have a great deal of information about Highland Park history as the result of research and effort by Mike Evermeyer, a local historian and architect. He has provided his submissions for the National Historic District nomination for inclusion here. Mike's text refers to many photographs which we hope to eventually include along with the text. We also have a sparse timeline of individual events. The timeline is very incomplete--participation in a project to fill out the timelines is welcome.