CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

 

The Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee

 

Saving a City's Heritage

There are approximately 75 entries for Newark on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. They include historic districts, buildings, parks, cemeteries, and statuary.

Following is a complete list of the Newark sites that have received official recognition, often through nominations sponsored by the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.

This list includes only places that are still in existence. Buildings that were once listed but have been demolished are not listed. The dates are for original or major subsequent construction. Corrected to February 2008.

Please note that the buildings are classified by their original use, in the following categories: Historic Districts; Houses; Churches; Synagogues; Cemeteries, Parks & Statuary; Office, Commercial & Theater Buildings; Industrial Uses & Transportation; Education, Health & Senior Services; and Government Buildings.

 

HISTORIC DISTRICTS

 

FOREST HILL All or part of 56 blocks bounded by Branch Brook Park, Heller Parkway; DeGraw, Verona, Clifton, Elwood, Mount Prospect and Second Aves.

FOUR CORNERS All or part of 27 blocks bounded roughly by Raymond Blvd., Mulberry Street, Edison Place; Broad, Hill, Washington & Market Sts.; and University Ave.  

JAMES STREET COMMONS All or part of 21 blocks, including all of Washington Park and portions of Broad, Orange, James, Bleeker, Summit, Halsey, Washington, New, Linden, Warren, Boyden, Essex, Burnet, and Eagles Sts.; Central and University Aves.; King Blvd. & Washington Place. (Above image of James Street door post, by L. Craig Schoonmaker.) 

LINCOLN PARK All or part of 10 blocks, including Lincoln and Clinton Parks and portions of Broad, Halsey, Spruce, and Washington Sts. and Clinton and Pennsylvania Aves.  

MILITARY PARK COMMONS All or part of 11 blocks, including Military and Doane Parks and portions of Broad, Cedar, Center, Fulton, Halsey, Mulberry, New, E. Park, W. Park and Rector Sts., Central Ave., Park Place, Raymond Blvd. (Note: The 5 blocks west of Broad St. are excluded from the State Register listing.)  

NORTH BROAD STREET Rowhouses (1890s), 136-148 Broad St.  

WEEQUAHIC PARK park (1895) and 28 blocks approximately bounded by Elizabeth, Renner, Maple and Lyons Avenues.

  

 

Weequahic Park Historic District

was put on the National Register

by NPLC in 2003

 

 

 

 

HOUSES

c. 1711 SYDENHAM HOUSE, Old Road to Bloomfield, between Heller Parkway & Elwood Ave.

c. 1725 PLUME HOUSE , now House of Prayer rectory, 407 Broad St.

1808 SYMINGTON HOUSE , later Continental House and St. Philip Academy, 2 Park Place

1871 COE HOUSE , 698 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (High St.)

1880 CLARK MANSION , now North Ward Center, 346 MountProspect Ave.

1884 BALLANTINE HOUSE , Newark Museum, 43 Washington St.

1889 KRUEGER MANSION , later Scott Civic Center, now vacant, 601 King Blvd.

1905 FEIGENSPAN MANSION , now Community Agencies Corp., 710 King Blvd.

 

 

CHURCHES

1791 OLD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 820 Broad St.

1809 TRINITY & ST. PHILIP'S CATHEDRAL (Episcopal), Broad & Rector Sts.; base of tower dates from 1744

1828-47 ST. JOHN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 22 Mulberry St.

1848 GRACE CHURCH (Episcopal), 950 Broad St.

1849 OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH, originally Second Dutch Reformed Church, later Ironbound Cultural Center, now Igreja Assembleia de Deus, 176 Edison Place

1850 CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, now medical office building, 76 Prospect St.

1850 HOUSE OF PRAYER EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 401 Broad St.

1850 NEW POINT BAPTIST CHURCH, originally South Baptist Church, 17 E. Kinney St.

1850 ST. PATRICK'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (Roman Catholic), Washington St. & Central Ave.

1852 ST. JAMES A.M.E. CHURCH, originally High St. Presbyterian Church, 588 King Blvd.

 

 

(Above) St. John's dates from 1828 and is New Jersey's oldest Catholic church

(Below) Plume House and House of Prayer

Episcopal Church are both registered landmarks

 

1855-84 SOUTH PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, only facade and towers remain, abandoned, 1035 Broad St.

1857 ST. MARY'S ABBEY CHURCH, King Blvd. & William St.

1859-68 NORTH REFORMED CHURCH, 510 Broad St.

1861 QUEEN OF ANGELS CHURCH, originally St. Peter's R.C.Church, 44 Irvine Turner Blvd. (Belmont Ave.)

1864 ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, West Market St. Sussex Ave.

1871 ST. COLUMBA'S R.C. CHURCH, Pennsylvania Ave. & Brunswick St.

1871-80 ST. JOSEPH'S R.C. CHURCH, now St. Joseph Plaza and PrioryRestaurant, 221 W. Market St.

1873 FIRST REFORMED CHURCH, now Iglesia Roca de Salvacion, 27 Lincoln Park

1874 CLINTON MEMORIAL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, originally Belleville Avenue Congregational Church, 151 Broadway

1874 ST. STEPHAN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Ferry St. & Wilson Ave.

1890 FIRST BAPTIST PEDDIE MEMORIAL CHURCH, 572 Broad St.

1898-54 SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL BASILICA (Roman Catholic), Clifton & Victoria (Sixth) Aves.

1901 ST. STANISLAUS R.C. CHURCH, 146 Irvine Turner Blvd.

1920 ST. CASIMIR'S R.C. CHURCH, 91 Pulaski St.

1926 ST. LUCY'S R.C. CHURCH, Ruggiero Plaza at Seventh Ave.

1927 ST. ROCCO'S R.C. CHURCH, 208 Hunterdon St.

 

 

SYNAGOGUES

1884 OHEB SHALOM CONGREGATION, originally synagogue, later Metropolitan Baptist Church, now Greater Newark Conservancy environmental center, 32 Prince St.

1923 CONGREGATION AHAVAS SHOLOM, 145 Broadway

1924 TEMPLE B'NAI ABRAHAM, originally synagogue, now Deliverance Evangelistic Center, 621 Clinton Ave.

Temple B'nai Abraham, now Deliverance Evangelistic Center (photo: Jonathan Prinz)

 

 

CEMETERIES, PARKS & STATUARY

1844 MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, 375 Broadway

1853 EVERGREEN CEMETERY, entrance at 1137 N. Broad St., Hillside; also portions in Newark and Elizabeth

1895 BRANCH BROOK PARK, including Ballantine Parkway gatehouses

1907-31 RIVERBANK PARK, Raymond Blvd., Market, Van Buren Somme Sts.

1911-26 (GUTZON) BORGLUM SCULPTURES "Seated Lincoln" (1911), Essex County Courthouse; "Indian and Puritan" (1916), Washington Park; and "Wars of America" (1926), Military Park

 

 

OFFICE, COMMERCIAL & THEATER BUILDINGS

 

 

1901 HAHNE & CO. , former department store, vacant, 609 Broad St.

1912 NATIONAL STATE BANK , office building, now vacant, 810 Broad St.

1925 SYMPHONY HALL, originally Salaam Temple and later Mosque Theater, 1020 Broad St.

1926 ESSEX CLUB , now New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place

Gutzon Borglum's statue of President Lincoln at the Essex County Courthouse

 

1927 GRIFFITH BUILDING, former music store, now vacant, 605 Broad St.

1927 MUTUAL BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE CO., now Broadway House nursing home, 300 Broadway

1927 STANLEY THEATER, later Italian Cultural Center, now Newark Tabernacle, 985 South Orange Ave.

1928 FIREMEN'S INSURANCE COMPANY, now office building, 10 Park Place

1929 NEW JERSEY BELL TELEPHONE, now Verizon, 540 Broad St.

The old Essex Club on Park Place is now the home of the 

New  Jersey Historical Society

 

 

 

 

 

INDUSTRIAL USES & TRANSPORTATION

1851 WATTS, CAMPBELL CO., originally machine shop, 1270 McCarter Highway

1890 MURPHY VARNISH CO., originally factory, McWhorter & Chestnut Sts.

1892 TIFFANY & COMPANY  820 Highland Ave.

 

Tiffany & Co. factory in the northern end of Newark  is now an apartment complex

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION, HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

1784 LYONS FARMS SCHOOLHOUSE, originally at Chancellor & Elizabeth Aves., now moved to Newark Museum garden, 43 Washington St.

1845 STATE STREET SCHOOL , now school audiovisual center,15 State St.

1857 EBERHARDT HALL, originally Newark Orphan Asylum, now NJIT Alumni Center, 323 King Blvd.

1875 YOUTH CONSULTATION SERVICE, originally Protestant Foster Home, 284 Broadway

1886 NEWARK DAY CENTER, originally Newark Female Charitable Society, 305 Halsey St.

1927 KENNEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, later Community Hospital, now New Salem Baptist Church, 130 W. Kinney St.

 

 

GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

1837-95 ESSEX COUNTY JAIL, abandoned, New & Newark Sts.

1906 CITY HALL, 920 Broad St.

1906 ESSEX COUNTY COURTHOUSE, King Blvd. & West Market St.

1916 ESSEX COUNTY PARK COMMISSION, 115 Clifton Ave.

1935 U.S. POST OFFICE, Federal Square, Franklin & Walnut Sts.

 

 

Many local landmarks are now identified with historical markers from NPLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

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