In 1890, the Kastners bought a plot of land in what was then the German district, and hired a talented, but lost-in-time architect to build them a "beer-baron mansion" with Franz’s initials – FJK – etched over the doorway, a feature that came crashing down earlier this year.
What better way to enshrine the lessons we’ve learned from decades of mass incarceration than by transforming the remnants of Newark’s first penitentiary into a gathering place — be it a museum or community center — that might bring about the end of a problematic legacy.
In Newark, onlookers in the dark hours of the morning, watched a century-old statue of Christopher Columbus removed from a plinth at the mayor’s orders. The city’s last statue of Columbus is still standing in the North Ward, but many believe it is only a matter of time before the 15th-century explorer tastes the waters of the Passaic River.
Two Newark organizations and the Newark Public Library have collaborated to place signs on historic homes throughout the Forest Hill neighborhood in the North Ward.
A project to restore the historic Grove Street building revealed some interesting history.
Turn-of-the-last-century architecture could be torn down, but fortunately not without consulting Newark Landmarks.
The Newark-based Hanini Group has purchased the 19th century school and only time will tell if the historic structure will be preserved.
The people, parks, and historic buildings around Jersey City's historic downtown area have a very distinct character, and this time of year, a little holiday cheer.
The Heights neighborhood in Jersey City has retained its neighborhood feel, with historic homes, tree-lined streets, and art everywhere.
Architect Robert Hillier used the remnants of an 1820 farmhouse to create a rustic four-bedroom home in the Ringoes section of East Amwell.