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The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City was a German enclave from the middle of the 19th century until World War I. Prosperous citizens, often of German descent, built the biggest and best houses on Summit Avenue and Sherman Place. Today, in the ongoing preservation conversation, we feature four of these well-preserved homes.
Bergen Hill, in its heyday, was considered “the suburbs” by people who left Downtown, Jersey City for suburban mansions. Today, in the ongoing preservation conversation, we feature three JCLC Historic Homes still standing on Summit Avenue.