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Title Petition to Mayor & Hoboken City Council from Bloomfield owners, 600 block, re unsightly signage at 624 Bloomfield St., Sept. 22, 1898.
Object Name Petition
Catalog Number 2012.004.0016
Collection Hoboken Government & Politics Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Petition to Mayor and City Council of Hoboken from Bloomfield Street property owners, 600 block, re unsightly signage at 624 Bloomfield St., Sept. 22, 1898. Single folio,7-3/4" wide x 12-1/4" high, with 6" x 6-1/2 ink drawing on drafting linen attached.

Property owners were distressed by large signage placed by a B. Schwarze, Carpenter and Builders at 624 Bloomfield St. and submitted an ink drawing supporting their complaint detailing the types, sizes and placement of the signs.

Transcription of text and petitioners is in notes.

City of Hoboken document with City Clerk file annotations on back.
Notes Archives 2012.004.0016


[file title]

Petition of property owners on Bloomfield St. Between 6th
And 7th Streets protesting against carpenter signs on
said Street belonging to B. Schwarze.
Presented read and referred to the Committee on
Streets and Assessments with paver.
M.V. McDermott City Clerk
On file John J. [McGovin]


[page 1]
Hoboken, N.J. Sept. 22, 1898

The Honorable Mayor & Council of the City of Hoboken

The undersigned, residents and property owners on Bloomfield
Street, between Sixth and Seventh Streets, respectfully call the attention
of your honorable body to the existence of two Carpenter advertisement
signs of the proportions as described on sketch below and situate on the
premises No. 624 Bloomfield Street, between Sixth and Seventh Streets,
in said block.

Your petitioners contend that the existence of these signs, (one of which
Is grotesquely ornamented with shutter, door and window trim models)
in this otherwise private residential block, depreciates the value of their
real estate both as regrds the sale and the rental of same: and further,
inasmuch as we understand it is the intention of the owner, Bertha Schwarze
of the premises above mentioned, to petition yout honorable body for
permission to maintain the signs on her property, WE, the undersigned,
most vigorously protest against the granting of such permission for reasons
as above stated: and your petitioners further pray your honorable body to
take measures to abolish this - unsightly encumbrance which we hold to be a
menace to our property rights, and we earnestly hope this petition will meet
the approval of your honorable body.


[page 3]

Owner and Occupant Name Address
" Mrs. A. Maltus #616 Bloomfield St.
" G. Hauser 626 Bloomfield St.
" Theo. Hartmann 631 Bloomfield St.
" Bernard Melvin 633 Bloomfield St.
" John Ford 637 Bloomfield St.
" Thomas D. Johnston 632 Bloomfield St.
Owner and Occupant Wm. Mahon 604 Bloomfield St.
" Mrs.L. W. Hraba 623 " "
" Max Riesen 621 " "
" Robert Rhodes 619 Bloomfield St.
" Robt. Hampson 625 "
William H. White agent for 620 & 622 "
Theo [Devin?] agent for 630 Bloomfield St.
" " " 608 "
Jas. Benson's Son's Agents for 636 Bloomfield St.
" " " " " 611 " "
" " " " " 603 " "
Owner and Occupant R. Hadley 628 Bloomfield St.
Mrs. L. E. Bowditch 614 " "


People Schwarze, B.
Date 1898
Year Range from 1898.0
Year Range to 1898.0
Search Terms Bloomfield St.
Sixth St.
Seventh St.
B. Schwarze, Carpenter & Builders
Caption front attachment: drawing / sketch of signage at 624 Bloomfield St.
Imagefile 169\20120040016.TIF
Classification Buildings
Business & Commerce
Government & Politics
Real Estate