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Central Railroad of New Jersey, Jersey City Ferry Terminal, Johnson Avenue at Hudson River, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ



B&W Photos

HB793494
West End Of Train Sheds; Roof Of Terminal Visible At Right.

HB793495
Entrance To Train Sheds.

HB793496
Roof Of Terminal Building.

HB793497
Entrance To Plat Form 14; East End Of Train Sheds.

HB793498
Railroad Platform; Note Ionic Column At Right.

HB793499
Terminal Lobby.

HB793500
Ornate Trusswork In Lobby.

HB793501
Trusswork And Roof Structure.

HB793502
Ferry Gate.

HB793503
Walkway Support,ferry Terminal; Suspended Gangway At Right.

HB793504
Machinary At End Of Ferry Gate.

HB793505
Ferry Access Bridge.

HB793506
Truss On Ferry Access Bridge.

HB793507
Framing For Ferry Entrance.

HB793508
Manhattan From Ferry Gate; Suspended Gangways Upper Left And Upper Right.

HB793509
View, Looking West, Of Waterfront (east) Elevation Of Ferry Sheds

HB793510
View, Looking North, Of South Elevation Of Head House And Ferry Portion Of Terminal, Showing (left To Right) Head House, Ramp, Ferry Concourses, Ferry Sheds

HB793511
View, Looking Southwest, Showing Exposed Steel Framing Of Waterfront Elevation

HB793512
View, Looking West, Showing Northeast Corner Of Ferry Shed

HB793513
View, Looking South, Of North Elevation, Showing (left To Right) Ferry Sheds, Ferry Concourses, And Head House

HB793514
View, Looking South, Showing Ferry Concourse, North Elevation, Open Vehicular Concourse On First Level And Enclosed Pedestrian Concourse On Second Level

HB793515
View, Looking South, Showing North Elevation Of One-story Connection Between Head House (right) And Ferry Concourse (left)

HB793516
View, Looking North, Showing Lower Level Of Vehicular Ferry Concourse, Head House On Left And Ferry Sheds On Right

HB793517
View, Looking West From Wooden Ferry Bridge, Showing Typical Ferry Shed At Lower Level Of Ferry Concourse

HB793518
View, Looking North, Showing Typical Harborside End Of Ferry Shed At Lower Level Of Ferry Concourse

HB793519
Interior View Of Ferry House, North Central Building, First Level, Looking West, Maintenance Shop

HB793520
Interior View Of Ferry House, North Central Building, First Level, Looking East, Ferrymen's Quarters

HB793521
Interior View Of Ferry House, Middle Building, First Level, Looking Northeast, Room Used For Railway Mail Service

HB793522
Interior View Of Ferry Mouse, South Central Building, First Level, Looking West, Ferrymen's Quarters

HB793523
View Of Steel Staircase From Main 1889 Waiting Room In Head House, Looking East To Passenger Concourse At Second Level Of Ferry Portion

HB793524
Interior View Of Ferry Passenger Concourse, Second Level, Looking South

HB793525
View, Looking West, Showing Typical Ferry Shed At Second Level

HB793526
View, Looking North On Second Level Of Ferry Sheds, Steel Passenger Bridges

HB793527
View Of Announcer's Shanty

HB793528
Interior View Of Typical Office, Ferry House, North End Building, Second Level, Looking East

HB793529
View Of Passenger Waiting Room, Ferry House, North Central Building, Second Level, Looking East

HB793530
View, Looking East, Of Typical Middle Pier Framing Showing Counterweights For Steel Pedestrian Bridges


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Johnson Avenue at Hudson River, Jersey City, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-27
Building/structure dates: 1889 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1914 subsequent work
National Register Number: 75001138
Significance: The ferry slips, sheds, and concourses comprise the harborside element of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, Jersey City Ferry Terminal, which is a National Register site. The terminal is the last vestige of the huge harborside railroad development of the Jersey City shoreline in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Subjects
Customs Inspections
T-plan Buildings
Immigrants


Related Names
Peabody & Stearns


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. West end of train sheds; roof of terminal visible at right.
2. Entrance to train sheds.
3. Roof of terminal building.
4. Entrance to plat form 14; east end of train sheds.
5. Railroad platform; note ionic column at right.
6. Terminal lobby.
7. Ornate trusswork in lobby.
8. Trusswork and roof structure.
9. Ferry gate.
10. Walkway support,ferry terminal; suspended gangway at right.
11. Machinary at end of ferry gate.
12. Ferry access bridge.
13. Truss on ferry access bridge.
14. Framing for ferry entrance.
15. Manhattan from ferry gate; suspended gangways upper left and upper right.
16. VIEW, LOOKING WEST, OF WATERFRONT (EAST) ELEVATION OF FERRY SHEDS
17. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, OF SOUTH ELEVATION OF HEAD HOUSE AND FERRY PORTION OF TERMINAL, SHOWING (LEFT TO RIGHT) HEAD HOUSE, RAMP, FERRY CONCOURSES, FERRY SHEDS
18. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING EXPOSED STEEL FRAMING OF WATERFRONT ELEVATION
19. VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING NORTHEAST CORNER OF FERRY SHED
20. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, OF NORTH ELEVATION, SHOWING (LEFT TO RIGHT) FERRY SHEDS, FERRY CONCOURSES, AND HEAD HOUSE
21. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING FERRY CONCOURSE, NORTH ELEVATION, OPEN VEHICULAR CONCOURSE ON FIRST LEVEL AND ENCLOSED PEDESTRIAN CONCOURSE ON SECOND LEVEL
22. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING NORTH ELEVATION OF ONE-STORY CONNECTION BETWEEN HEAD HOUSE (RIGHT) AND FERRY CONCOURSE (LEFT)
23. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING LOWER LEVEL OF VEHICULAR FERRY CONCOURSE, HEAD HOUSE ON LEFT AND FERRY SHEDS ON RIGHT
24. VIEW, LOOKING WEST FROM WOODEN FERRY BRIDGE, SHOWING TYPICAL FERRY SHED AT LOWER LEVEL OF FERRY CONCOURSE
25. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING TYPICAL HARBORSIDE END OF FERRY SHED AT LOWER LEVEL OF FERRY CONCOURSE
26. INTERIOR VIEW OF FERRY HOUSE, NORTH CENTRAL BUILDING, FIRST LEVEL, LOOKING WEST, MAINTENANCE SHOP
27. INTERIOR VIEW OF FERRY HOUSE, NORTH CENTRAL BUILDING, FIRST LEVEL, LOOKING EAST, FERRYMEN'S QUARTERS
28. INTERIOR VIEW OF FERRY HOUSE, MIDDLE BUILDING, FIRST LEVEL, LOOKING NORTHEAST, ROOM USED FOR RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE
29. INTERIOR VIEW OF FERRY MOUSE, SOUTH CENTRAL BUILDING, FIRST LEVEL, LOOKING WEST, FERRYMEN'S QUARTERS
30. VIEW OF STEEL STAIRCASE FROM MAIN 1889 WAITING ROOM IN HEAD HOUSE, LOOKING EAST TO PASSENGER CONCOURSE AT SECOND LEVEL OF FERRY PORTION
31. INTERIOR VIEW OF FERRY PASSENGER CONCOURSE, SECOND LEVEL, LOOKING SOUTH
32. VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING TYPICAL FERRY SHED AT SECOND LEVEL
33. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH ON SECOND LEVEL OF FERRY SHEDS, STEEL PASSENGER BRIDGES
34. VIEW OF ANNOUNCER'S SHANTY
35. INTERIOR VIEW OF TYPICAL OFFICE, FERRY HOUSE, NORTH END BUILDING, SECOND LEVEL, LOOKING EAST
36. VIEW OF PASSENGER WAITING ROOM, FERRY HOUSE, NORTH CENTRAL BUILDING, SECOND LEVEL, LOOKING EAST
37. VIEW, LOOKING EAST, OF TYPICAL MIDDLE PIER FRAMING SHOWING COUNTERWEIGHTS FOR STEEL PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES


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