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Bergen County Old Jail

Constructed In 1910-12

 

—Restored 2002-05 —

 
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By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
1. Bergen County Old Jail Marker
Inscription.
The Bergen County Jail is an impressive and oppressive building. It has a cruciform plan with a castellated exterior, marked by a heavily corbelled battlement and a squat central octagonal tower. Its fortress style of architecture, a prototype of early 20th century prisons, is one of the few remaining examples of this type of construction. The restoration of the Old (Bergen) Jail was funded partially by a Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust and the County of Bergen.

State of New Jersey Register of Historic Places:   November 22, 1982
National Register of Historic Buildings:   January 11, 1983

 
Location. 40° 52.712′ N, 74° 2.578′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Moore Street, on the right when traveling east on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is located to the left of the Bergen County Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bergen County Court House / Bergen County Old Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic First Reformed Church (within shouting distance of this
Bergen County Old Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
2. Bergen County Old Jail Marker
marker); Brigadier General Enoch Poor (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Enoch Poor (within shouting distance of this marker); First Reformed Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Huguenots (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave of Gen. Enoch Poor (within shouting distance of this marker); Hackensack Soldier and Sailor Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Hackensack.
 
More about this marker. The seal of the County of Bergen appears at the top of the marker.
 
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Bergen County Old Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
3. Bergen County Old Jail Marker
Bergen County Old Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 31, 2013
4. Bergen County Old Jail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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