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Title Copy of HABS Report N.J. 123 for the USDA Plant Quarantine Building, 209 River St., Hoboken. (Demolished ca. 2000)
Object Name Documents
Catalog Number 2001.177.0001
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Copy of Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Report N.J. 123 for the U.S.Department of Agriculture Plant Quarantine Building, 209 River St., Hoboken. (Demolished ca. 2000)

Enclosure: 1998 memorandum with transmittal of report.

Notes Library of Congress description of survey.

U.S.D.A. Plant Quarantine Building, 209 River Street, Hoboken, Hudson County, NJ

Photo(s): 65 (4 x 5 in.)
Data Page(s): 83 plus cover page
Photo Caption(s): 11

Call Number

Documentation compiled after 1933.

Survey number HABS NJ-1231
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
See also HAER No. NJ-63, Hoboken Piers Headhouse

Significance: Constructed in 1940 to carry out the provisions of the National Plant Quarantine Act of 1912, the USDA Plant Quarantine Building is significant as an excellent example of a government building designed in the Art Deco style under the Works Progress Administration. The building is also important as a hub of maritime activity and the agricultural commodity trade. The function of the building was to allow for the detection and removal of plant pests that may be harbored on imported plant material. Plant pathologists at Hoboken became responsible for disease determination for nineteen ports in a territory extending from New York south to Norfolk, Virginia and west to Chicago, Illinois.

Date 1995
Year Range from 1995
Search Terms River St.
209 River St.
River St., 209
U.S. Department of Agriculture Quarantine building
Caption enclosure: memorandum
Imagefile 008\20011770001.JPG
Classification Government & Politics