|Title||"Sybil's Cave, at Hoboken, N.J." text and image in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, June 19, 1852|
|Collection||Hoboken 19th C. Images Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
|Scope & Content||
"Sybil's Cave, at Hoboken, N.J." text and image in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, June 19, 1852, page 400. Text of this article is in notes.
Leaf pages 399-400 removed from publication.
gleasons / gleason
SYBIL'S CAVE, HOBOKEN, N.J.
Hoboken is beautifully situated in New Jersey, on the Hudson River, directly opposite the south end of New York City, and is, together with Staten Island, the quickest resort of the New Yorkers. You take the ferry at the foot of Barclay Street, Canal Street, or Christopher Street, and in five minutes you are in the country. Thousands visit this "paradise of Gotham," daily. The shore is wild and rocky; it is beautifully laid out into walks, promenades and parks, overshadowed by the richest foliage. It has one or two churches, several first-rate hotels, and contains a thousand or more regular inhabitants; it also possesses a very large ship yard. The whole is owned by W. L. Stevens, Esq., to whom belongs the immortality of not only making, but keeping the finest spot adjacent to any city in the world. Sybil's Cave, Hoboken, is one of the principal attractions of the place. No one visits Hoboken without seeing it. It is hewn out and excavated from a solid rock to the depth of thirty feet. In the middle is a spring of pure and sparkling water, thousands of glasses of which are sold daily in the summer, for a penny per glass. The cave was designed by the owner, W. L. Stevens, Esq. In the engraving, Hudson River and Weehawken are seen in the distance. The small building adjoining is a place for refreshments.
[end Sybil's Cave article]
Caption for engraving: Sybil's Cave, at Hoboken, N.J.
|Year Range from||1852|
|Year Range to||1852|
|Caption||detail of article & engraving: Sybil's Cave, at Hoboken, N.J.|
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