Category Archives: New Jersey

Kislak Building, Newark, NJ

This boxy building, named for a local real estate company, has held a prominent corner in downtown Newark for 57 years. Recently it was announced that the building will be redeveloped as other nearby structures have been in the past … Continue reading

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St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Union City, NJ

We have not posted in a while, but this submission from reader Craig N. was too good to pass up. Thanks, Craig! St. Augustine RC Church was constructed in 1956-58 by Arthur Rigolo. He was based in New Jersey and … Continue reading

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St. Thomas More Church, Morristown, NJ

This relatively simple church on the outskirts of Morristown, New Jersey was designed by New Jersey-based firm Genovese and Maddelene in 1967. The land came from the Sisters of Charity, based nearby at the sprawling Academy of St. Elizabeth’s. According … Continue reading

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Howard Johnson’s, Asbury Park, NJ

This unique Howard Johnson’s Restaurant dates to 1962, and was a more unusual sight compared to HoJo’s typical peaked roof and weathervane design. It is unclear if this was done by go-to architects, Rufus Nims and Karl Koch. The building’s fortunes … Continue reading

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Empress Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ

The Empress Hotel is a well-known landmark on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Originally built in 1961, the hotel has great mid-century details including the signature signage. Like the Asbury Park waterfront in general, the Empress followed the general decline of … Continue reading

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Whig Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Today we visit Princeton and look at an unusual 1970s intervention that is really not at all mundane. From the front both Clio and Whig Halls are classical Greek temples. Built in 1893 by architect A. Page Brown, they replaced … Continue reading

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Palisades Avenue, Englewood, NJ

There is not always a lot of information to glean on some mid-century structures, at least from a cursory investigation. But their design and intact nature still make them worthy of featuring here. Below are a few structures from a … Continue reading

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