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Jersey City Landmarks

A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Jersey City's Van Vorst Park Historic District

Apple Tree House
298 Academy Street.
During the American Revolution, Washington and Lafayette dined under the apple tree in the backyard.

Barrow Mansion
(Ionic House)
83 Wayne Street
(between Barrow Street and Jersey Avenue)
Built between 1835 and 1840.

City Hall of the City of Jersey City
280 Grove Street
Lewis Broome, architect. Completed in 1896.

William L. Dickinson High School
Corner of Palisade and Newark Avenues

Fairmount Hotel
2595 Kennedy Boulevard
Newman and Harris, architect for the first phase. Frank Newman, architect for the second phase.
Arts and Crafts style. First phase: 1909. Second phase: 1912

Ficken's Warehouse
766 Grand Street
Ernest E. Quaiff, architect
Neoclassical or Second Renaissance style. Erected in 1910.

Grace Van Vorst Church
Corner of Second and Erie Streets
Detlef Lienau, architect
Early English Gothic style. Built in two stages: 1853 and 1864.

Labor Bank Building
26 Journal Square
John T. Rowland, architect
Built 1927.

Loews Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square
Rapp and Rapp, architect
Built 1929.

Jersey City Medical Center
50 Baldwin Avenue
John T. Rowland, architect
Built between 1930 and 1941.

Newkirk House
510 Summit Avenue
Circa 1690

Old Bergen Reformed Church
1 Highland Ave
Corner of Bergen Avenue
Greek Revival style built in 1842.

Pohlman's Hall
154 Ogden Avenue

Prospect Hall
Essex Street
Built in 1807.
Where Colonel Richard Varick entertained the Marquis De Lafayette and his son

Jersey City Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Corner of Jersey Avenue and Montgomery Street
Brite & Bacon, architects. Completed in 1901

Saint Patrick's Church
Bramhall Avenue and Grand Street

Stanley Theater
2392 Kennedy Boulevard

Van Vorst House
531 Palisade Avenue
Near South Street
Built in 1740. Oldest standing building in Jersey City. Now a private home.

William F. Brennan Courthouse
575 Newark Avenue
Built in 1910. Hugh Roberts, Architect. Restored and in use for Hudson County offices and courts.

654 Bergen Avenue
Built in 1924. John F. Jackson, Architect. Rebuilt and still used for housing and community services.

Past Imperfect – Lost Historic Sites

The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and The Central Railroad Terminal
Visit Liberty State Park!

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