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



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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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