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History of Hoboken

Originally published in 1907

BESIDES the fine City Hall, occupying an entire square at the lower part of the city, the eight commodious school houses, with the handsome ninth in course of construction, the Free Public Library, the seven fine fire engine houses, and the Post Office, the city boasts of a number of splendid edifices, among which may be mentioned the Lyric Theatre, the Empire Theatre, the Quartett Club Hall, Odd Fellows' Hall, the homes of the German Club, the Columbia Club and Order of Elks, the First and Second National Banks, the Hudson, New Jersey, Hoboken and Jefferson Trust buildings, the Hoboken Land and Improvement Company building, the two incline lifts for raising vehicles to the top of the Hill, the elegant and spacious buildings and piers of the Hamburg and North German Lloyd' Steamship Companies, the beautiful new terminal of the D. L. & W. Railroad now near its completion, and the Queen Anne ferry house at Fourteenth Street. At present there is in course of erection the subway terminal of the Hudson River tunnels. These tunnels will give connection with the D. L. & W. Ry., Erie, Penna. R.R., Exchange Place, Jersey City; Courtland and Barrow Streets. and with the subways of New York City and Long Island. And the Public Service Corporation has planned the construction of handsome buildings for its terminal oil Hudson Place. There are also the two viaducts of the trolley service for the upper and lower ferries to the top of the Palisades.

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