Borough of Roosevelt Historical

Borough of Roosevelt Historical (HM1T5X)

Location: Roosevelt, NJ 08555 Monmouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 13.077', W 74° 28.492'

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Jersey Homesteads Historic District

FrontOrganized as an agro-industrial Jewish cooperative community by the Provisional Commission for Jewish Farm Settlements in the United States, led by Benjamin Brown (1885-1939), Jersey Homesteads was one of approximately 100 communities built by the Roosevelt Administration in the 1930s. Among the other members of the Provisional Commission were Rabbi Stephen Wise and Albert Einstein. The design of the community, with interior and exterior greenbelts, reflects the influence of Sir Ebeneezer Howard, pioneer of the English "garden city" planning concept, while the design of the buildings by architects Alfred Kastner and Louis Kahn incorporates principles developed by Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus in Germany in the 1920sBack

Jersey Homesteads was settled beginning in 1936 and was incorporated as a borough in 1937. Its name was changed to Roosevelt in 1945 in honor of the recently deceased President to whom the community owes its founding.
Roosevelt has been home to many prominent artists, including Ben Shahn, who painted a mural in the elementary school depicting scenes of Jewish immigration to America, the garment industry, the labor movement, and the organization of Jersey Homesteads as a planned community for working people.
HM NumberHM1T5X
Placed ByBorough of Roosevelt - Jersey Homesteads Historic District Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 544682 N 4452080
Decimal Degrees40.21795000, -74.47486667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.077', W 74° 28.492'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 4.62" N, 74° 28' 29.52" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 N Rochdale Ave, Roosevelt NJ 08555, US
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