Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park (HMSGD)

Location: Jersey City, NJ 07304 Hudson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 43.422', W 74° 4.75'

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Hudson County's great public work of the 1890's was Hudson (now Kennedy) Boulevard, a 20-mile landscaped roadway running through the county. Construction caused the demolition or relocation of many buildings and was completed in 1895. The road marked the Bergen section as the most desirable in Jersey City. Elaborate homes faced the boulevard and side streets. Beginning in 1905 Hudson County's Park Commission began to turn Glendale Woods and surrounding area, an unsightly swamp, into the 208 acre West Side Park. Under landscape architects Charles Lowrie and Daniel Langton, terraces, ponds, athletic fields, statues, fountains and flower gardens were built. To create a mall and view of the Orange Mountains a block of buildings were moved from Belmont Avenue. Some were placed on new foundations on Communipaw Avenue. The 1930 statue of Lincoln was sponsored by the Lincoln Association of Jersey City (1865), oldest group of its kind in the nation. The park contains a lake, a classic fountain, pavilions, and memorials to Jersey City's Union Civil War veterans and firemen. Nearby are prime residential streets of Gifford and Bentley Avenues, the 1925 Temple Beth-El and the 1909 Saint Aloysius Church, a 900 seat French Renaissance edifice. Its 150 foot bell tower has been a landmark for generations.
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 2:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 577766 N 4508493
Decimal Degrees40.72370000, -74.07916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.422', W 74° 4.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 25.32" N, 74° 4' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 663-687 County Rd 605, Jersey City NJ 07304, US
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