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Hoboken Piers Headhouse, River Street at Hudson River, Hoboken, Hudson County, NJ



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Item Title
Hoboken Piers Headhouse, River Street at Hudson River, Hoboken, Hudson County, NJ

Location
River Street at Hudson River, Hoboken, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-63
Building/structure dates: 1906 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1903 subsequent work
Significance: The Hoboken Piers Headhouse is a remnant of the city's history as an important 19th and 20th century waterfront center along the Hudson River corridor. The headhouse has two historic sections: (1) a part added to the 1883 Hamburg-American Terminal (Section A), which probably dates circa 1899-1904 and 1904-1906, and (2) the 1901-1903 North German Lloyd Terminal (Section B-C), which replaced the company's 19th century buildings and piers destroyed by a disastrous waterfront fire in 1900.

Subjects
Customs Inspections
War (World War I)
Fires


Related Names
Whittemore, Walter F.
North German Lloyd Steamship Company
Staats, J. H.
Staats, R. P.
Brush, Charles Benjamin


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF SECTION A, LOOKING EAST ALONG FENCE ON RIVER STREET
2. VIEW OF SECTIONS A (LEFT) B-C, EAST WALLS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. VIEW OF SECTION B-C, SOUTH PIER (PIER B), SOUTH SIDE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. VIEW OF SECTION A, SOUTH WALL, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. VIEW OF SECTION A, SOUTH WALLS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
6. VIEW OF SECTION A, WEST FACADE, LOOKING EAST-NORTHEAST
7. VIEW OF SECTION A, WEST FACADE, LOOKING EAST-SOUTHEAST
8. VIEW OF SECTION A, WEST FACADE AND ENTRANCE PAVILION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
9. VIEW OF SECTION A, WEST FACADE, LOOKING EAST
10. VIEW OF SECTION B-C, WEST FACADE, SOUTH PAVILION, PLATFORM, AND 1955-1956 CARGO RAMP, LOOKING NORTH-NORTHEAST
11. VIEW OF SECTIONS A AND B-C, WEST FACADES AND NORTH END WALl OF SECTION A, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
12. VIEW OF SECTION B-C, SOUTH PAVILION, PLATFORM, AND 1955-1956 CARGO RAMP, LOOKING SOUTH
13. VIEW OF SECTION B-C, MIDDLE PAVILION AND WEST FACADE, LOOKING SOUTH
14. VIEW OF SECTION B-C, MIDDLE AND NORTH PAVILION AND WEST FACADE, LOOKING EAST-NORTHEAST
15. VIEW OF SECTION B-C, CORNER OF NORTH PAVILION (RIGHT) AND TWO RECESSED WEST FACADE BAYS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
16. VIEW OF SECTION B-C, EAST WALL (PIER C AT NORTH, PIER B AT SOUTH), LOOKING WEST-SOUTHWEST
17. VIEW OF SECTION B-C, ROOF, SIX MONITORS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
18. VIEW OF SECTION A, ROOF, NORTH ROOFLINE AND MONITOR, CIRCULAR CHIMNEY OF SECTION B-C, LOOKING WEST
19. VIEW OF SECTION B-C, ROOF, RAISED PARAPET OVER SOUTH PIER (PIER B) EAST WALL, PIER DERRICK MASTS AND WEST MONITOR, LOOKING EAST
20. VIEW OF SECTION B-C, ROOF, SOUTH PAVILION THIRD STORY AND ELEVATOR HOUSING, LOOKING NORTHWEST
21. VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR, SECTION A, SOUTH ROOM, LOOKING WEST
22. VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SOUTH PAVILION, SOUTH STAIRWELL, LOOKING EAST-NORTHEAST TOWARDS ALTERED STAIRS AND ELEVATORS
23. VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SHOWING ROOM BETWEEN SOUTH PAVILION AND SECTION A NORTH WALL, LOOKING NORTH
24. VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SOUTH PAVILION, SHOWING CARGO LOADING AREA, LOOKING EAST TOWARDS PIER CARGO DOORS (PIER B)
25. VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SHOWING CARGO AREA BETWEEN SOUTH AND MIDDLE PAVILIONS, LOOKING EAST
26. VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SHOWING CARGO AREA BETWEEN SOUTH AND MIDDLE PAVILIONS, LOOKING SOUTH
27. VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SHOWING NORTH PAVILION CARGO LOADING AREA, LOOKING EAST TOWARDS PIER CARGO DOORS (PIER C)
28. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION A, SHOWING ALTERED OFFICE SPACE, LOOKING EAST-SOUTHEAST AT EAST AND NORTH WALLS
29. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SHOWING PAVILION, NORTH STAIRWELL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT UNALTERED STAIRS AND ELEVATORS
30. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SHOWING ALTERED ROOM SOUTH OF SOUTH PAVILION, LOOKING SOUTH
31. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SOUTH PAVILION, SHOWING ROOM WITH SQUARE MONITOR, LOOKING WEST-SOUTHWEST
32. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SOUTH PAVILION, SHOWING ROOM WITH SQUARE MONITOR, LOOKING NORTH TOWARDS BOOTH ALONG NORTH HALL
33. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SOUTH PAVILION, ROOM WITH SQUARE MONITOR, SHOWING INTERIOR OF BOOTH, LOOKING WEST
34. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SHOWING SOUTH PIER (PIER B), LOOKING EAST-SOUTHEAST AT TWO-THIRDS OF THE PIER'S LENGTH
35. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SHOWING RECTANGULAR ROOM WITH MONITOR BETWEEN SOUTH AND MIDDLE PAVILIONS, STORAGE AREA AT WEST, LOOKING NORTHEAST
36. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, MIDDLE PAVILION, ROOM WITH SQUARE MONITOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST
37. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, MIDDLE PAVILION, ROOM WITH SQUARE MONITOR, SHOWING DETAIL OF DOOR ON SOUTH SIDE, LOOKING SOUTH-SOUTHWEST
38. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SNOWING RECTANGULAR ROOM WITH MONITOR BETWEEN MIDDLE AND NORTH PAVILIONS, LOOKING SOUTH-SOUTHWEST
39. VIEW OF SECOND FLOOR, SECTION B-C, NORTH PAVILION, SHOWING ROOM WITH SQUARE MONITOR, LOOKING NORTH
40. VIEW OF THIRD FLOOR, SECTION B-C, SOUTH PAVILION, SHOWING NORTH STAIRWELL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST TOWARDS UNALTERED STAIRS, CEMENT BLOCK STORAGE ROOM (POST-1950s), AND ROOF DOOR (LEFT)
41. Photocopy of photograph. VIEW, LOOKING WEST, OF HAMBURG-AMERICAN TERMINAL AND OLD PIERS 2 AND 3 (LATER PIERS 5 AND 6). (From an unidentified source, photographer unknown, circa 1899-1917)
42. Photocopy of photograph. VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, OF NORTH GERMAN LLOYD PIER 1. (From an unidentified source, photographer unknown, circa 1903-1914)
43. Photocopy of photograph. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, OF NORTH GERMAN LLOYD TERMINAL AND, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, OF THE HAMBURG-AMERICAN TERMINAL. (From Nelson's Souvenir Series, Hoboken, 'View of Dock Fronts,' photographer unknown, 1906)
44. Photocopy of photograph. VIEW OF HEADHOUSE SECTIONS A AND B-C, FACADES, AND CONSTRUCTION OF PIER B CARGO RAMP, LOOKING NORTHEAST. (Original negative #TP-973 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Hall, October 1, 1956)
45. Photocopy of photograph. AERIAL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE, SECTION A SOUTH WALL (ALTERED) AND PIER B, LOOKING NORTHEAST. (Original negative #TP-462 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Truss, August 16, 1954)
46. Photocopy of photograph. AERIAL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE IN SECTION A BEFORE ALTERATIONS AND 'PILE-PULLING CEREMONY' (OLD PIER 5) BEFORE CONSTRUCTION OF PIER A, LOOKING NORTH. (Original negative #TP-277 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Truss, September 28, 1953)
47. Photocopy of photograph. AERIAL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE SITE AND NEIGHBORHOOD, LOOKING NORTHEAST. (Original negative #TP-820 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Sheehan, 1956)
48. Photocopy of photograph. AERIAL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE SITE, LOOKING NORTHEAST. (Original negative #TP-355 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Truss, January 28, 1954.)
49. Photocopy of photograph. AERIAL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE SITE, SHOWING HOBOKEN FERRY AND RAIL TERMINALS AT SOUTH, LOOKING NORTHEAST. (Original negative #TP-1217 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Sheehan, November 25, 1963)
50. Photocopy of photograph. VIEW OF OLD PIERS 1, 2, AND 3, NORTH (RIGHT) TO SOUTH, LOOKINg NORTHWEST. (Original negative #TP-220 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Sheehan, June 25, 1953)
51. Photocopy of photograph. AERIAL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE AND PIERS 1, 2, 3, AND EARLY CONSTRUCTION OF PIER A, LOOKING NORTHWEST. (Original negative #TP-346 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Truss, January 4, 1954)
52. Photocopy of photograph. AERIAL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE SECTIONS A AND B-C, PIERS A AND B, LOOKING WEST. (Original negative #TP-1054 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Stern, December 5, 1956)
53. Photocopy of photograph. AERIAL VIEW OF HEADHOUSE SECTION B-C, DISMANTLING OF OLD PIERS I (NORTH PIER) AND 2 (MIDDLE PIER), PARTIAL DISMANTLING OF THIRD STORY, LOOKING WEST. (Original negative #TP-596 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Truss, February 28, 1955)
54. Photocopy of photograph. VIEW OF NORTH GERMAN LLOYD OLD PIER 2 (MIDDLE PIER), AFTER 1955 FIRE, LOOKING EAST. (Original negative #TP-572 on file at Port Authority, New York, NY. Photographed by Defazio, January 28, 1955)
55. Photocopy of illustration. PLAN OF 'BREMEN DOCKS,' FACING WEST. (From Moritz Lindeman's Der Norddeutsche Lloyd, Geschichte und Handbuch, Bremen, West Germany, 1892, p. 286. Artist unknown. North arrow added)
56. Photocopy of newspaper illustration. MAIN VIEW: EAST, INSET VIEW: NORTHWEST. (From Illustrirte Zeitung, 'Die Neuen Docks der 'Hamburg-Amerikanischen Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft' in Hoboken, New Jersey,' June 9, 1883, p. 495. Artist unknown)
57. Photocopy of illustration 'Landungsplatz der Hamburg-Amerika Linie in Hoboken (1899)'. VIEW OF HAMBURG-AMERICAN TERMINAL AND PIERS, LOOKING EAST. (From an unidentified source. Artist unknown, circa 1899)
58. Photocopy of illustrations. TRANSVERSE SECTION OF BULKHEAD FOUNDATION, CAISSON AND WALL, AND PIER TIMBER SUBSTRUCTURE. (From The Engineering Record, 'The New Hoboken Terminal of the North German Lloyd Line,' December 22, 1900, p. 589. Artist unknown)
59. Photocopy of illustrations. TRANSVERSE SECTION OF BULKHEAD HOUSE AND PIER SHEDS, DETAILS OF FLOORS AND POSTS, PLAN OF PIERS AND BULKHEAD HOUSE. (From The Engineering Record, 'The New Hoboken Terminal of the North German Lloyd Line,' December 22, 1900, p. 589. Artist unknown)
60. Photocopy of illustration. SKETCH OF LOCATION AND APPEARANCE, SECOND FLOOR PLAN OF HEADHOUSE. (From Engineering News,' The New Fireproof Piers of the North German Lloyd Steamship Company, at Hoboken, New Jersey,' January 3, 1901, pp. 13-14. Artist unknown)
61. Photocopy of illustration 'North German Lloyd New Terminal, Hoboken, New Jersey. VIEW OF HEADHOUSE AND WEST UPLAND AREA, LOOKING EAST. (From an unidentified source. Illustration by W. F. Whittemore, 1902)
62. Photocopy of map section. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST HOBOKEN, LOOKING WEST. (From Hughes and Bailey's City of Hoboken, New Jersey, 1904)
63. Photocopy of line drawing. U.S. SHIPPING BOARD PIERS AT HOBOKEN, N.J., 1927. Revisions drawn in 1952 and 1953
64. Photocopy of Plate 1. PLAT BOOK OF HUDSON COUNTY, Volume 2, 1933
65. Photocopy of Plate 3. PLAT BOOK OF HUDSON COUNTY, Volume 2, 1933
66. Photocopy of line drawing. HOBOKEN-PORT AUTHORITY PIERS; PIERS A, B, AND C. REHABILITATION OF SUBSTRUCTURE, FIRST FLOOR PLAN, HEADHOUSE AND PIERS A, B, AND C. Drawing No. HP-4-57, No. 1 of 3, 1957)
67. Photocopy of plan. SECTION A AND B-C, 1986. Not to scale.
68. Photocopy of plan, 1927. Not to scale. (From 'U.S. Shipping Board Piers at Hoboken, N.J.,' 1927)
69. Photocopy of plan, circa 1905. SECTION B-C, NORTH GERMAN LLOYD TERMINAL AND PIERS, SECOND FLOOR. Not to scale.
70. Photocopy of plan, 1986. SECTION B-C, EXTERIOR LENGTH AND DEPTH. Not to scale.
71. Photocopy of plan, 1986. SECTION A, EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS. Not to scale.
72. Photocopy of plan, 1986. HEADHOUSE LENGTH AND PARKING AREA DEPTH. Not to scale.


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