509 Holly Avenue

The family moved again in 1910 to 509 Holly Avenue - across the street - to a Romanesque Revival townhouse built in 1887 of brownstone,  James Chisolm, architect. 

In 1911, Fitzgerald was sent to Newman, a Catholic college preparatory school in Hackensack, N.J., with the hope that his studies would improve.  While at Newman he rated himself as a miserable failure in sports and athletics.  Witnessing Princeton's win over Harvard gave Fitzgerald a burning desire to attend Princeton.  Here again, he was a disinterested student; his grades, poor to failing.