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Hoboken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

77 River Street

77 River Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., March 15, 2008
1. 77 River Street Marker
This site was once close to the geological edge of the Hudson River. This building, CIRCA 1889, close to major transportation was once Hoboken's largest commercial structure. Built as the Second National Bank, it housed a variety of uses, most notably the Hoboken Post Office, Library, Garibaldi Real Estate and Insurance Company and the Hudson Opera Association. Envisioned as condominiums by the Elysian Federal Bank through replication two and one-half stories were added creating living space with panoramic views of New York City. Thus transformed, the building was ready for its second one hundred years of service to Hoboken.

Owner/Developer - Elysian Financial Service Corporation, Inc.
Renovation Architect - Joseph T. Vitullo
Renovation Contractor - LaRocco Construction
Historic Review - Hoboken's Historic Commission and Museum

Erected 1989.
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EducationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
Location. 40° 44.163′ N, 74° 1.74′ W. Marker is in Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of River Street and Hudson Place, on the right when traveling north on River Street. The building where this marker is located is also known as 24 Hudson Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77 River Street, Hoboken NJ 07030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Embarkation Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hoboken 9/11 Memorial (about 600 feet away); On the Waterfront (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hoboken World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen Foster House (approx. half a mile away); Stevens Institute of Technology (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoboken.
Additional commentary.
1. On the Waterfront
The building
Marker is to the right of the front doors. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., March 15, 2008
2. Marker is to the right of the front doors.
You can detect the differences in the bricks used to build the two new floors on top of the original structure.
at 77 River Street is shown, in its original state before two stories were added to it, in at least one scene of the movie On the Waterfront starring Marlon Brando. It is visible in the background during scene(s) on tenement house roofs.
    — Submitted April 17, 2008.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,541 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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