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Title Document: Agreement for carpentry work on new firehouse at 6th & Washington Sts. between City of Hoboken & Charles H. Knighton, Carpenter, Dec. __, 1855.
Object Name Documents
Catalog Number 2010.010.0052
Collection Hoboken Fire Collection
Credit Gift of Robert Maier.
Scope & Content Document: Agreement for Building [Engine House] between the City of Hoboken and Charles H. Knighton, Dec. __, 1855. Two leaves 8" wide x 12-1/4" high tipped together at top edge, [3] pp., holographic ink with graphite and blue pencil. PDF on file.

Knighton was to do "Carpenter's work" for a firehouse at the southwest corner of Washington and Sixth Streets "agreeably to the Drawings & Specifications, for mason and materials for a building, made by William Hexamer, City Surveyor of said City..." He essentially was the builder or contractor for the project. See archives 2010.010.0051 for a document dated Dec. 8, 1855 being an agreement for the mason and masonry work on the same building.

Document was lightly edited by at least two different hands with emendations and additions. While most editing is ink, there are a few in graphite and blue pencil. While this document is folded and marked with the appearance of a clerk's file copy, the date lacks a specific day, is unsigned and without the city seal. It was apparently a working draft of this contract.
People Knighton. Charles H.
Hexamer, William
Date 1855-1855
Year Range from 1855
Year Range to 1855
Search Terms Washington St.
Sixth St.
Caption file cover title
Imagefile 077\20100100052.TIF
Classification Buildings
Business & Commerce
Firehouses
Government & Politics
Woodworking