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Title Historic Background and Development of the Maxwell House Site. City of Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey. By Philip A. Hayden, March 30, 2005.
Object Name Report
Catalog Number 2006.043.0004
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Collection Maxwell House Coffee, Hoboken Division, Collection
Credit Gift of PT Maxwell House LLC.
Scope & Content Historic Background and Development of the Maxwell House Site. City of Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey. By Philip A. Hayden, March 30, 2005.

Binder with 73 leaves organized into 6 sections plus appendices and annotated bibliography. Copy 1: original. Copy 2 in library: facsimile photocopy for research and education use. PDF on file.

Prepared by Richard Grubb and Associates, Inc. for Maxwell Place on the Hudson.

This report was prepared for PT Maxwell, L.L.C., in connection with the development of the Maxwell House Site in the City of Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey. The 2003 report was performed in compliance with an NJDEP Waterfront Development Permit application and in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:22-10.8. The NJDEP subsequently issued the Permit (No. 0905-03-0001.1) on August 6, 2003, subject to special conditions. The purpose of this report is to fulfill Condition Nine of the Permit, which requires completion of an additional study to analyze the site history prior to Maxwell House and complete the historical documentation of the property. Pursuant to the terms of the Permit, copies of this report will be submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office and made available to local historical societies, libraries, and preservation organizations.

Table of contents, pg. i
List of figures, pp. ii-iv
Section 1.0, Introduction, 1-1
Section 2.0, Early Years, 2-1 [to 2-7]
Section 3.0, Elysian Fields, 3-1 [to 3-24]
Section 4.0, Industrialization, 4-1 [to 4-22]
Section 5.0, Maxwell House Coffee, 5-1 [to 5-9]
Section 6.0, Sources, 6-1 [to 6-9]
Appendices [section title, 1 leaf]
Appendix A: State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Permit No. 0905-03-0001.11 [5 pages]
Appendix B: Annotated Bibliography [1 page]
See notes for list of the 42 figures (illustrations.)
Notes LIST OF FIGURES with page number at end
Figure 1: 1909 Robert C. Brelle, General and Historical Map of the City of
Hoboken, New Jersey, According to the Official Surveys Embracing the
History of Over a Century 2-2
Figure 2: 1947 D. Stanton Hammond, Bergen Town and Township, Nov. 1660-
Sept. 22, 1668, Hudson County, New Jersey 2-3
Figure 3: 1770 John Hills, Sketch of the Road From Paulus Hook and Hoboken to
New Bridge 2-5
Figure 4: 1817 Charles Loss, Map of Col. Stevens Country Seat at Hoboken, June
28, 1817 3-2
Figure 5: 1824 Hoboken Turtle Club Season Ticket, June, 1824 3-4
Figure 6: 1831 A. Dick, The Colonnade and the Elysian Fields, Looking
Southeast 3-5
Figure 7: 1841 LF. Douglas, Topographical Map of Jersey City 3-6
Figure 8: n.d. The City from Elysian Fields, Hoboken, Looking Southeast 3-8
Figure 9: Circa 1835 The Elysian Fields and Castle Point, Looking Southeast 3-9
Figure 10: 1846 Hoboken Ferry Advertisement, New York Evening Post,
June 2, 1846 3-11
Figure 11: Circa 1850 View of Hudson River from Elysian Fields, Looking
Northeast 3-12
Figure 12: 1843 P.T. Barnum's Buffalo Hunt, Hoboken, New Jersey 3-13
Figure 13: n.d. View of First New York Yacht Club Clubhouse, Tenth Street,
Hoboken, New Jersey 3-15
Figure 14: 1856 Hoboken Cricket Ground, Oct 4, 1856 3-17
Figure 15: 1857 Base Ball in America: The Eagles and Gothams Playing Their
Great Match at the Elysian Fields on Tuesday, September 8th 3-18
Figure 16: 1865 Base Ball Match for the Championship Between the Atlantic
Club of Brooklyn and the Mutual Club of New York, August 3, 1865 3-19
Figure 17: 1866 Currier and Ives, The American Game of Baseball, Grand Match
for the Championship at Elysian Fields, Hoboken, New Jersey 3-20
Figure 18: 1866 Bachman, Birds Eye View of New York City 3-23
Figure 19: 1946 View of Original Baseball Commemorative Plaque with Maxwell
House Central Office and Laboratory Building in Background, Eleventh
and Hudson Streets 3-24
Figure 20: 1848 A. Clark, Map of Hudson County, State of New Jersey, Made for William H. Leupp, Martin J. Ryerson, George F. Fort, Commissioners Appointed Under Act of Senate, February 24, 1848. Department of War,
August 22, 1848 4-2
Figure 21: 1876 Spielmann & Brush, Map of Property Situated at Hoboken,
Weehawken & West Hoboken 4-4
Figure 22: 1881 0. H. Bailey and Thomas Hughes, The City of Hoboken, New
Jersey, 1881 4-5
Figure 23: 1865 R. C. Bacot and Thomas Hughes, Map Showing the Survey of
Lands Lying Under Water of the Hudson River and Bay of New York
and of Lands Adjacent Thereto, Section 5 4-7
Figure 24: 1886 Survey of Riparian Grants to Martha B. Stevens and Mary P.
Lewis 4-8
Figure 25: Circa 1885 View of New Jersey Yacht Club Anchorage 4-9
Figure 26: Circa 1890 View of New Jersey Yacht Club Anchorage 4-10
Figure 27: 1889 Charles B. Brush, Sketch Showing Location of Property Referred to in Accompanying Description, Hoboken, Hudson Co., N.J. August 2,
1889 4-11
Figure 28: 1891 Sanborn Map Company, Fire Insurance Map of Hoboken, New
Jersey 4-12
Figure 29: 1895 Charles B. Brush, Sketch Showing Property Belonging to Mrs. Martha B. Stevens at Tenth St and Hudson River, Hoboken, Hudson Co.
N.J., Dec 1895 4-13
Figure 30: Circa 1896 Charles B. Brush. Map of the City of Hoboken, New Jersey
1891, Revised circa 1896 4-15
Figure 31: 1895 Hoboken Railroad Warehouse and Steamship Connecting Co.,
Survey of Route, September 17, 1895 4-16
Figure 32: 1904 Hughes and Bailey, City of Hoboken, New Jersey 4-17
Figure 33: 1898 Charles B. Brush, Sketch of Shore Front Property Near Foot of
Tenth Street, Hoboken, NJ November 1898 4-19
Figure 34: 1909 G. M. Hopkins, At/as of Hudson County, New Jerseyj 4-20
Figure 35: 1918 Hoboken Piers Nos. 10, 11,12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 and Warehouses Nos. 1, 2, 5, and 7, Traced From Map Dated August 6, 1918 4-21
Figure 36: Circa 1935 View of Lawson & MacMurray Lumber Co., Looking
Northwest 4-22
Figure 37: 1938 Sanborn Map Company, Fire Insurance Maps of Hoboken,
New Jersey 4-23
Figure 38: 1937 Francisco & Jacobus, Proposed Manufacturing Plant, General
Foods Corporation, April 29, 1937 5-3
Figure 39: 1937 Francisco & Jacobus. Tentative Property Requirements, General
Foods Corporation, New York, N.Y., May 1, 1937 5-4
Figure 40: 1939 Right of Way and Track Map, The Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western
RR Co., Twelfth Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 5-6
Figure 41: 1956 P. A. Caulfield, Sketch of Survey of Property Located in the City of
Hoboken, New Jersey 5-8
Figure 42: 1962 G. J. Hughes, General Foods Corporation, Maxwell House Division,
Factory Mutual Engineering Division, Associated Factory Mutual Fire
Insurance Companies, Norwood, Mass, June 20, 1962 5-9

Date 2005-2005
Year Range from 2005.0
Year Range to 2005.0
Search Terms Maxwell House Coffee plant
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