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Hoboken, New Jersey Historical Markers

 
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By R. C., March 15, 2008
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New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — 77 River Street
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 . . . — Map (db m6881) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — Baseball
On June 19, 1846, the first match game of baseball was played here on the Elysian Fields between the Knickerbockers and the New Yorks. It is generally conceded that until this time, the game was not seriously regarded. — Map (db m6878) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — Civil War MonumentHoboken
Dedicated May 30th - 1888 – Committee – E.A. Stevens – G.A. Seide James A. Greyer – Theophilus Butts James Benson – B.F. Hart F.W. Schroeder – John Eckstein Erected By the citizens of Hoboken . . . — Map (db m6791) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — Elysian FieldsNew York’s First Central Park
Fast, reliable ferry service run by the Stevens family brought New Yorkers to Hoboken in droves. To attract riders, the Stevens' turned the waterfront into a semi-public park. They opened paths, pavilions, and breath-taking views, and named it . . . — Map (db m6883) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — Francis Albert Sinatra BirthplaceThe Voice
Francis Albert Sinatra The Voice Born here At 415 Monroe Street December 12, 1915 — Map (db m6788) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — Hudson River Bridge Cornerstone
The North River Bridge Co. Ground broken June 8th, 1895 First foundation masonry laid June 18th, 1895 — Map (db m6945) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — Maxwell House Coffee PlantFrom Field to Factory in Hoboken
The Maxwell House Coffee Plant stretched along Hoboken's waterfront from Tenth to Twelfth Streets. It was a marvel of its time, the largest coffee processing plant in the world, and a local landmark. Before the plant was built in 1938-39, part of . . . — Map (db m6880) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — New York Yacht ClubHome of the America’s Cup
John Cox Stevens, an outgoing member of Hoboken's founding family and avid boater, organized the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) on July 30, 1844, and served as its first Commodore. He built the first clubhouse on this site at the foot of Tenth Street. . . . — Map (db m6882) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field
In memory of SGT William Fesken Killed in action, Vietnam May 2, 1967 And dedicated to all Those who sacrificed their lives In the Vietnam Conflict so that Our country might live — Map (db m6790) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — Stephen Foster House
Stephen Collins Foster composer of “Old Folks at Home” and other immortal songs lived in this house during the year 1854. It was while living here that “Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair” was . . . — Map (db m7252) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — Stevens Institute of Technology
This land was a part of the Island of Hoboken which was deeded on Feb. 15, 1663 by Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of Nieuw Amsterdam, for the benefit of his sister Anna, Widow of Samuel Bayard of Amsterdam. In 1784, these 564 acres belonging to . . . — Map (db m6860) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — The Hudson School
On this site stood the Martha Institute from 1866-1999. Built on land donated by Hoboken philanthropist Martha Bayard Stevens and named in her honor, the Martha Institute served as home to Hoboken's first German-American school, the Manual Trade . . . — Map (db m6879) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — World War I Embarkation Memorial
Dedicated to the Valiant American Expeditionary Forces who embarked from this point to participate in the World War 1917-1918. Erected by Hoboken Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus May 30, 1925. On the other side of the boulder . . . — Map (db m88729) WM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Hoboken — World War II MemorialIn Honor of the Hoboken Residents Who Gave Their Lives for Freedom
Dedicated to those 153 Hoboken residents Who made the ultimate sacrifice through Seflfess acts of bravery, courage, And loyalty to our great country And the principles of democracy. Mayor David Roberts James J Farina, City Clerk . . . — Map (db m81101) HM

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