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State & National Registers of Historic Places Nomination By Rick James, 1999 The Pennsylvania Railroad Harsimus Branch Embankment carried freight across six blocks of downtown Jersey City to the Railroad’s Harsimus Yards, located on the Hudson River directly across from Manhattan Island. The embankment, which fronts and runs parallel to Sixth St., consists of six…

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By Rick James, 2003 That section of lower Jersey City commonly known as the Warehouse District is a remarkably intact vestige of the railroad-centered freight distribution network that once dominated the city’s Hudson River shoreline. The rubric is somewhat aspirational, reflecting the grander real estate dreams that arose from the encounter between Progressive Era reformism,…

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The Preservation Papers is part of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy Architecture & Historic Preservation Collection. These archives are available in the New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library. The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy Architecture & Historic Preservation Collection ultimately will include: The Preservation Papers, a collection of architectural and preservation history…

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