Mid-Town Historic District (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

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Mid-Town Historic District
ElizabethPublicLibrary.jpg
Mid-Town Historic District (Elizabeth, New Jersey) is located in Union County, New Jersey
Mid-Town Historic District (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
Mid-Town Historic District (Elizabeth, New Jersey) is located in New Jersey
Mid-Town Historic District (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
Mid-Town Historic District (Elizabeth, New Jersey) is located in the United States
Mid-Town Historic District (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
Coordinates 40°40′4″N 74°12′54″W / 40.66778°N 74.21500°W / 40.66778; -74.21500Coordinates: 40°40′4″N 74°12′54″W / 40.66778°N 74.21500°W / 40.66778; -74.21500
NRHP reference # 95001143
NJRHP # 2665[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 5, 1995
Designated NJRHP September 29, 1994

Mid-Town Historic District is state and federal historic district in the central business district of Elizabeth, in Union County, New Jersey. It encompasses 2-210 and 1-233 Broad St.; 251-339 North Broad Street; 1190-1214 and 1201-1217 East Grand St.; 1125-1169 and 1140-1170 East Jersey Street, and parts of Dickinson Street, Commerce Place, Elizabeth Avenue, and Martin Luther King Plaza. Contributing properties include the Elizabeth Public Library, the Ritz Theatre[2] and the individually listed First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth.[3]

Buildings

Elizabeth is the fourth largest city by population in New Jersey and the seat of Union County. Located 5 miles south of Newark, Elizabeth has never developed a sizeable skyline, though mid-rises built before and during the Great Depression characterize the Mid-Town Historic District in the core of the city's central business district.[4][5]

Rank Name Address image Height
m/ft
Floors Year Notes
1 Union County Courthouse 2 Broad Street File-UnionCoCourtHouse.JPG 72.54 m (238.0 ft) 17 1931 Neo classical[6][7]
2 Ralph Oriscello Correctional Facility 15 Elizabethtown Plaza 53.04 m (174.0 ft) 14 [8]
3 Hersch Tower 125-129 Broad Street HerschTower.JPG 42.67 m (140.0 ft) 14 1931 Art Deco[9][10]
4 St. John's Episcopal Church Broad Street 35412Elizabethfromabove.jpg 38 m (125 ft) n/a 1860 [5]
5 Winfield Scott Tower 321-325 North Broad Street 35.66 m (117.0 ft) 11 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival[11]
6 Albender Building 1143-1145 East Jersey Street 33.53 m (110.0 ft) 11 1928 Neo classical[12]
7 Amber Court 1153-1155 East Jersey Street 34.09 m (111.8 ft) 9 1928 Formerly Elizabeth Cateret Hotel
Renaissance Revival[13]
8 Union County Jail 13-17 Elizabethtown Plaza 34.09 m (111.8 ft) 9 1931 [14]

See also

References

  1. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Union County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  2. ^ "Midtown & More". City of Elizabeth. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  3. ^ http://www.nj.com/sponsor-content/?scid=108045&prx_t=WdABAynADAk80LA
  4. ^ "Elizabeth". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  5. ^ a b "Buildings in Elizabeth". Phorio. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  6. ^ "Union County Courthouse". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  7. ^ Rajoppi, Joanne. "History of the Union County Courthouse". Union County Clerk. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  8. ^ "Ralph Oriscello Correctional Facility". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  9. ^ "Hersch Tower". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  10. ^ "THE ELIZABETH FORUM 2014". Elizabeth Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
  11. ^ "Winfield Scott Tower". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
  12. ^ "Albender Building". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  13. ^ "Amber Court". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  14. ^ "Union County Jail and Office". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
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