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Title Architectural plan: City Hall Hoboken First Floor. F.G. Himpler, Architect & Civil Engineer. June 22, 1880. (Version 1)
Object Name Plan, Floor
Catalog Number 2005.025.0401.01
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Collection Hoboken City Hall Collection
Credit Gift of Jim Hans
Scope & Content Architectural plan: City Hall Hoboken First Floor. F.G. Himpler, Architect & Civil Eng. 22/6 1880. (Version 1)

Francis George Himpler was a local architect and civil engineer who designed the original City Hall (it was re-designed and expanded in 1910-1911). This building opened in 1881.

The plan here is arbitrarily designated as Version 1 for this record as a second, differing plan of the same date exists (archives 2005.025.0401.02, designated as Version 2) and there are no markings on either plan which establishes any precedence for one of them. (The primary physical difference between the two is that the plan here uses black ink on paper in outlining the building and spaces while the Version 2 uses red in for the same purpose.)

Since they both have the same date, but different appearances, it is apparent that the architect had prepared two different designs for presentation.

Version 1 shows the main entrance on Washington Street as centered on the east side of the building (as it was built). Version 2 shows a design with the entrance on that side of the building nearer First Street and with different room arrangements.

See related for all plans. PDF on file.

It includes names of the offices and uses for rooms along with inked interior dimensions including wall thicknesses.
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People Himpler, Francis George
Date 1880
Year Range from 1880
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Search Terms Hoboken City Hall
Caption Hoboken City Hall First Floor plan, 1880, version 1
Imagefile 274\2005025040101.TIF
Classification Architecture
Buildings
Government & Politics