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Name Clam Broth House
Details 38 Newark St. Established 1899 or 1900 (both dates have been seen in use.) World famous signs in shape of a pointing hand.

Original buildings closed in May, 2003 because of cracks in the facades. Condemned 2004. Demolition commenced Dec. 16, 2004.

2008: new building erected in Empire style
2010: restaurant re-opened with the same name; original signage at entrance - finger sign and smaller one over doorway - not being used.
Number of Archive records 18
Number of Object records 18
Number of Library records 8
Number of Photo records 22

Associated Records

Image of Autograph letter signed from Allan L. Berne to Hoboken Historical Museum, September, 1995 with photocopy enclosures. - Letter

Autograph letter signed from Allan L. Berne to Hoboken Historical Museum, September, 1995 with photocopy enclosures. - Letter

Autograph letter signed from Allan L. Berne to Caren Lissner, Editor (Hoboken History Magazine), Hoboken Historical Museum, September 7, 1995. Single leaf 8-1/2" x 11" yellow lined paper, written on one side only. With: attachment of a photocopied 3-page letter dated August 25, 1995 from Berne to correspondents who were former Hoboken residents. Reminiscences of his family and life in Hoboken ca. 1930 to the early 1950's. He was a 1936 graduate of Demarest High School.

Image of Magazine article: Drama in Hoboken. By Budd Schulberg. In "Holiday," Vol. 16, No. 2, August, 1954. pp. 82-85 with 5 photos by Elliott Erwitt. - Magazine

Magazine article: Drama in Hoboken. By Budd Schulberg. In "Holiday," Vol. 16, No. 2, August, 1954. pp. 82-85 with 5 photos by Elliott Erwitt. - Magazine

Magazine article: Drama in Hoboken. By Budd Schulberg. In "Holiday," Vol. 16, No. 2, August, 1954. pp. 82-85 with 5 photos by Elliott Erwitt. Schulberg writes about Hoboken as the locale for the motion picture, "On the Waterfront." He discusses his research, people, locations along with anecdotes. Five photographs by Eliott Erwitt including a group photo of Hoboken's Public Safety Director, Arthur F. Marotta, Schulberg and Brando. Other photos include a view from the river of Newark Street, some Dutch sailors holding some movie film, the view with cannon from Castle Point and a view of the exterior of the Clam Broth House signs. All are image for reference except the Castle Point view.

Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. No date, ca. 1985-86. Issued by Hoboken Professional & Retail Business Assn. - Map

Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. No date, ca. 1985-86. Issued by Hoboken Professional and Retail Business Association. Updated and revised version of 1976 edition. Created by the the Community Development Agency. Single sheet, 18-1/2" high x 24" wide, printed both sides, folded to 9-1/4" x 12". Front panel has logo of business association Full interior (reverse) has printed text with 43 numbered and described sites on the the tour (earlier version had 34). A map with key numbers is at center. Text titled "Preservation Hoboken-Style" on one panel is same text with some small deletions. The three photos that appear in this version were taken by Ken Clare: exterior of Our Lady of Gra

Image of The Lipton Link, September 1952. Lipton Tea Company, Hoboken. - Periodical

The Lipton Link, September 1952. Lipton Tea Company, Hoboken. - Periodical

The Lipton Link, September 1952. Lipton Tea Company, Hoboken. Periodical as found on leaf 39 of Girl Scouts album 2001.036.2001. Only pages with Hoboken content have been imaged. Tiffs and jpegs archived. PDF on file. Reference prints on file in regular archives. The tenth anniversary of this house organ featured Hoboken. A long article is devoted to a history of Hoboken with mostly contemporary photos of Hoboken activities by current employees; includes background on the company's coming to Hoboken. Photos of interior views of Our Lady of Grace and St. Matthew Church, Elks Lodge, Lions Club meeting, Girl Scouts troop no. 4 at Waldheim Stevens Forum, Recreation Center, YMCA, Castle

Image of Sepia-tone photo of interior of Clam Broth House lounge (bar), 30 Newark St., Hoboken, no date, circa 1950. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of interior of Clam Broth House lounge (bar), 30 Newark St., Hoboken, no date, circa 1950. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of interior of Clam Broth House lounge (bar), 30 Newark St., Hoboken, no date, circa 1950. 8" x 10" wide print. Photographer not indicated. Reverse is blank. Per Jim Hans: original photo courtesy of Arthur Pelaez. On back bar are seven Frederic Remington cast bronze western sculptures including "Bronco Buster" to the right of the cash register. Sign above the cash register: "Works of Frederic Remington from Estate of Jacob Ruppert. Other of his exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y."

Image of Sepia-tone photo of interior of Clam Broth House lounge (bar), 30 Newark St., Hoboken, no date, circa 1950. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of interior of Clam Broth House lounge (bar), 30 Newark St., Hoboken, no date, circa 1950. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone copy photo of interior of Clam Broth House bar, 38 Newark St., Hoboken, 1936. 4" x 5" wide print. Photographer not indicated. Reverse has text by Hans. See related. Bartenders were identified from left: Walter Stremme, Frank Branda.

Image of Menu: Clam Broth House, Marlin Room & Lounge, 30-38 Newark St.,  Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1970-1980. - Menu

Menu: Clam Broth House, Marlin Room & Lounge, 30-38 Newark St., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1970-1980. - Menu

Clam Broth House, Marlin Room and Lounge, 30-38 Newark Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. No date, circa 1970-1980 (date range probable, not definitive). Single folio, bottom opening, cream card stock printed in maroon, 19-1/2" high x 12-1/8" wide folded to 9-3/4" high; printed card attachment, "Gourmet Special". Clipped lower left corner. Front cover depicts the famous Clam Broth House hanging sign with the hand pointing down to the entrance. Also depicted are the Newark Street entrances.

Image of Publishers Union. Hoboken Lampoon. Published by Hoboken Lampoon, Hoboken, 1979. - Magazine

Publishers Union. Hoboken Lampoon. Published by Hoboken Lampoon, Hoboken, 1979. - Magazine

Publishers Union. Hoboken Lampoon. Published by Hoboken Lampoon, 84 Washington St., Hoboken, copyright 1979. Softcover, 8-7/8" x 11" high, 52 pp. including covers; illustrated. A parody of the trade publication "Publishers Weekly" as might have been done by a popular humor magazine of that era, "National Lampoon", thus the name, Hoboken Lampoon. While the contents are mostly devoted to satirizing the book publishing and bookstore industries, a seven-page section (pp 27-33 imaged) is a satire directly about Hoboken, "Beautiful Hoboken, Land of Our Dreams", as "A PU Book Condensation Bonus!" It is illustrated with 53 photographs and some text. It can be considered as useful documentation of

Image of Transcript, oral history: Ralph Seligman, City Planner, March 6, 2010. - Transcript

Transcript, oral history: Ralph Seligman, City Planner, March 6, 2010. - Transcript

Transcript of oral history interview of Ralph Seligman, March 6, 2010 conducted by Grace [E.] Lynch & Caroline Carlson. Typescript, loose leaves, 8-1/2" x 11", cover sheet + 64 pp. PDF & MS-Word document on file. Full text is in notes. Interview held at home of Ralph and Pearl Seligman, Roosevelt, New Jersey. Done as part of the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library, Hoboken Oral History Project. Original tapes and transcripts on file at the Library. Ralph Seligman, who came to Hoboken as a City Planner in the 1960s and worked in Hoboken until 1994, was responsible for writing the application that brought the Model Cities Program to Hoboken. He also wrote the 1978 Master Plan for the Ci

Image of Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. May 1976. Issuing organization is not named, but probably the Hoboken Environment Committtee. - Map

Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. May 1976. Issuing organization is not named, but probably the Hoboken Environment Committtee. - Map

Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. May 1976. Issuing organization is not named, but was probably the Community Development Agency. Single sheet, canary colored paper, 19" high x 24" wide, printed both sides; folded to 12" wide by 4-3/4" high. Front has four horizontal panoramic (composite) photo strips of street views. Two copies. (Photographs credited to Pokorny & Pertz, Architects; taken by Caroline Carlson.) Reverse has printed text with 34 numbered and described sites on the the tour. A map with key numbers is at center. Text along bottom is titled: Preservation Hoboken-Style. Text of the site descriptions is in notes. The year 1976 was the U.S. Bicentennial and this Hobok

Image of Menu: Clam Broth House, Marlin Room & Lounge, 30-38 Newark St.,  Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1980-1990. - Menu

Menu: Clam Broth House, Marlin Room & Lounge, 30-38 Newark St., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1980-1990. - Menu

Clam Broth House, 30-38 Newark Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. No date, circa 1980-1990 (date range probable, not definitive). Single folio, bottom opening, white card stock printed in black, 17" high x 11" wide folded to 8-1/2" high; attachments. Front cover depicts the famous Clam Broth House hanging sign with the hand pointing down to the entrance. Also depicted are the Newark Street entrances. A keystone shaped printed price list is pasted to the front cover promoting King Size Cocktails. Mixed drinks were $1.50, large goblet of wine, 95 cents, sodas 50 cents. Inside is the main menu with a printed "specials" leaf (3-5/8" high x 11" wide) stapled at the top edge: Seafood Platter

Image of Menu: Clam Broth House, Marlin Room & Lounge, 30-38 Newark St.,  Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1950-1960. - Menu

Menu: Clam Broth House, Marlin Room & Lounge, 30-38 Newark St., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1950-1960. - Menu

Clam Broth House, 30-38 Newark Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. No date, circa 1950-1960 (date range probable, not definitive). Single folio, bottom opening, canary card stock printed in red, 19-5/8" high x 12-1/4" wide folded to 9-5/8" high. Front cover depicts the famous Clam Broth House hanging sign with the hand pointing down to the entrance. Also depicted are the Newark Street entrances. Telephone number uses the exchange name, Oldfield: OL9-2448. (Does not use an area code.)

Image of Menu: Biggie's Clam Bar, 42 Newark St., Hoboken. Take-Out Menu. (April 2012.) - Menu

Menu: Biggie's Clam Bar, 42 Newark St., Hoboken. Take-Out Menu. (April 2012.) - Menu

Menu: Biggie's Clam Bar, 42 Newark St., Hoboken. Take-Out Menu. (April 2012.) Printed folio, 4-1/4" x 11-1/16" high, [4] pp. The second location of Biggie's in Hoboken opened April 10, 2012. The original was established in 1946 at 318 Madison St., Hoboken, where it is still in operation. Window sign states: Restaurant, Raw Bar, Tavern. (This is the fourth Biggie's, two are outside Hoboken.) The restaurant features full bar and table service. The take-out menu is virtually the same as the regular menu. It is the first restaurant since 1899 at this location that was not named the Clam Broth House, a local landmark for over a century. Address is stated as 42 Newark, but it is often giv

Image of Poster version: Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. May 1976. Issuing organization is not named, but probably the Hoboken Environment Committtee. - Poster

Poster version: Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. May 1976. Issuing organization is not named, but probably the Hoboken Environment Committtee. - Poster

Poster version: Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. May 1976. Issuing organization is not named, but was probably the Community Development Agency. Single sheet, white paper, 19" high x 24" wide, printed both sides. Front has four horizontal panoramic (composite) photo strips of street views. (Photographs credited to Pokorny & Pertz, Architects; taken by Caroline Carlson.) Reverse has printed text with 34 numbered and described sites on the the tour. A map with key numbers is at center. Text along bottom is titled: Preservation Hoboken-Style. Text of the site descriptions is in notes. The year 1976 was the U.S. Bicentennial and this Hoboken tour guide was typical of community

Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. May 1976. Issuing organization is not named, but probably the Hoboken Environment Committtee. - Map

Hoboken Historic Sites Walking Tour. May 1976. Issuing organization is not named, but was probably the Community Development Agency. Single sheet, canary colored paper, 19" high x 24" wide, printed both sides; folded to 12" wide by 4-3/4" high. Front has four horizontal panoramic (composite) photo strips of street views. See archives 2012.016.0002 for additional copies. (Photographs credited to Pokorny & Pertz, Architects; taken by Caroline Carlson.) Reverse has printed text with 34 numbered and described sites on the the tour. A map with key numbers is at center. Text along bottom is titled: Preservation Hoboken-Style. Text of the site descriptions is in notes. The year 1976 wa

Image of Article: Hoboken: On the Way Back To The Last Laugh. By Elena Testa. In: Forum, (1979). - Article

Article: Hoboken: On the Way Back To The Last Laugh. By Elena Testa. In: Forum, (1979). - Article

Article: Hoboken: On the Way Back To The Last Laugh. By Elena Testa. In: Forum, (1979). Six-page article published in Forum, no issue, no date, (1979.) (Leaves as removed from publication, possibly a house organ for the Hoboken or Hudson County Chamber of Commerce or similar organization. All advertisments seen were Jersey City, Hoboken or Hudson County area.) Mostly about the revival of Hoboken real estate and the community development underway. Full text is in notes. Short articles on page 19 by John T. Clark, President, Hudson United Bank and Arthur Pelaez, Proprietor, Clam Broth House. Photo portraits of each man. Both businesses were in Hoboken and refer to business issues in 19

Image of Newspaper: The Hoboken Herald, Vol. 1, No. 1; Sept. 8, 1971. - Newspaper

Newspaper: The Hoboken Herald, Vol. 1, No. 1; Sept. 8, 1971. - Newspaper

The Hoboken Herald, Volume 1, Number 1; September 8, 1971. Full issue of tabloid newspaper, 20 pp., illustrated. Folded. PDF on file. Full text is in notes (except for Hoboken Horoscope and TV listings.) From page 2: The Hoboken Herald is published every Wednesday by The Hoboken Herald Corporation. Editorial and advertising offices located at 52 Newark Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030; Tel. (201) 659-1213. Subscription $6.00/yr. Editorial Board: Sami Fiedler James Hans Russ Nevins Mark Schubin Joseph Schulman

Newspaper: The Hoboken Herald, Vol. 1, No. 1; Sept. 8, 1971. - Newspaper

The Hoboken Herald, Volume 1, Number 1; September 8, 1971. Full issue of tabloid newspaper, 20 pp., illustrated. Folded. Duplicate copy; see related for a fully imaged copy with a PDF available.

Interior advertising sign, hand painted, from the Clam Broth House, Hoboken, n.d. (ca. 1960-70's.) - Sign, Trade

Interior advertising sign, hand painted, from the Clam Broth House, Hoboken, n.d. (ca. 1960-70's.) Molded wood frame painted red, no glass. 45.25" w x 30.5"h. Professionally painted with poster paint and signed by "Leo T. Devlin" in a typical 'store sign' style with flourished lettering in several fonts, upper & lower case, and colors. Double-weight poster board, very brittle. Reads: "We are Direct & Daily | Receivers | of more | Soft Shell Clams | Than Any Other Consumer Known | We Guarantee | Our Clam Broth is Absolutely Pure | 25ยข to Take Home [space] Clam Broth House." Depicted at the upper left is a steamer pot with urn base and an upper torso of a chef in uniform pointing to a tray h

Image of Gallagher Postcard: #9. World Famous Clam Broth House. Photo by Brian Gallagher. - Postcard

Gallagher Postcard: #9. World Famous Clam Broth House. Photo by Brian Gallagher. - Postcard

Gallagher Postcard: #9. World Famous Clam Broth House. Photo by Brian Gallagher. 4" x 6-1/8". Looking east on Newark St. from Hudson St. One of a series of 36 numbered photo postcards "Made in Hoboken." All are titled on the image (front) side: "Greetings form Hoboken: Birthplace of Baseball and Frank Sinatra." Numbering and description of the image are on the reverse.