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Name Demarest High School
Details A.J. Demarest High School.

The name used for Hoboken's only public high school from the mid-1920s until 1962. Located at Garden and Fourth Sts. Built in 1911 as Hoboken High School (dedication ceremony Oct. 11, 1911.) Named in honor of Hoboken's first Superintendent of Schools, Abraham J. Demarest, who died in 1921. Remained as the high school until 1962 when a new facility at Eighth and Clinton Streets opened and was returned to the name of Hoboken High School. The old high school became A.J. Demarest Middle School at that time.

Architect for school was John T. Rowland, Jr.



Number of Archive records 102
Number of Object records 16
Number of Library records 8
Number of Photo records 27

Associated Records

Image of Yearbook: The Highlight '54. Yearbook of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, 1954. - Yearbook

Yearbook: The Highlight '54. Yearbook of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, 1954. - Yearbook

Yearbook: The Highlight '54. Yearbook of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, 1954. 8-5/8" wide x 11-1/8" high, unpaginated, ca. 100 pp., photos. This copy belonged to Louis Bianchi who has noted in ink on the cover: Just before I went to Demarest | 9A.

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 Newspaper clipping re 50th Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. John G. Stasse, 715 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, April 27, 1957. - Newspaper

Newspaper clipping re 50th Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. John G. Stasse, 715 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, April 27, 1957. - Newspaper

Newspaper clipping about the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. John G. Stasse, 715 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, April 27, 1957, from the Hudson Dispatch of that date. They lived across the street from 716 Bloomfield Street, the home of Florence and Madeline Miller. Per article: Mrs. Stasse came to Hoboken as a child, graduated from Hoboken High School (now Demarest High School [in 1957]), studied at the Teachers' Training School, Hoboken. Taught fourth and fifth grades at School No. 8. Mr. Stasse is an architect in New York with offices in the Flatiron Building and is in partnership with the firm Stasse and Caulfield, architect and engineer, Hoboken. He was on the planning board of t

Image of The High Light. Vol. X, no. III, March, 1931. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. X, no. III, March, 1931. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. X, no. III, March, 1931. Freshman Issue. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 40 pp. including cover.

Image of The High Light. Vol. XI, no.I, November, 1931. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XI, no.I, November, 1931. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XI, no.I, November, 1931. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 36 pp. including cover.

Image of The High Light. Vol. XI, no.2, January, 1932. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XI, no.2, January, 1932. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XI, no.2, January 1932. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 32 pp. including cover.

Image of The High Light. Vol. XI, no.3, March, 1932. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XI, no.3, March, 1932. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XI, no.3, March, 1932. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 28 pp. including cover. No table of contents.

Image of The High Light. Vol. XI, no.4, May, 1932. (Senior Issue) Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Yearbook

The High Light. Vol. XI, no.4, May, 1932. (Senior Issue) Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Yearbook

The High Light. Vol. XI, no.4, May, 1932. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 36 pp. including cover. The names of the 98 members in the senior class are transcribed in notes. No table of contents, but apparently the Senior Issue for the June Class of 1932 serving as a yearbook with photos of each student, biography and group photos of student activities including class photo, senior class officers, senior play, senior social club, 12A class club, cheerleaders, bridge club, debating team, dramatic club, girls' glee club, naturalist club, red cross club, orchestra, basketball team and the staff for Highlight. Photographs we

Image of The High Light. Vol. XII, no.2, January, 1933. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XII, no.2, January, 1933. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XII, no.2, January, 1933. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 36 pp. including cover. Masthead has the incorrect volume number "XIII". The next issue (archives catalog 2003.036.0007) returns to the correct volume number.

Image of The High Light. Vol. XII, no.3, March, 1933. Spring Issue. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XII, no.3, March, 1933. Spring Issue. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XII, no.3, March, 1933. Spring Issue. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 28 pp. including cover. This issue (archives catalog 2003.036.0007 was incorrectly listed as volume XIII) returns to the correct volume number.

Image of The High Light. Vol. XII, no.4, May, 1933. Senior Issue. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Yearbook

The High Light. Vol. XII, no.4, May, 1933. Senior Issue. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Yearbook

The High Light. Vol. XII, no.4, May, 1933. Senior Issue. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 28 pp. including cover. No table of contents, but apparently serving as a yearbook with student biographies and group photos of student activities including 12A class club, 12B class club, 11B class club, basketball team, orchestra, debating teams, staff of High Light. Photographs were taken by William Manewal.

Image of The High Light. Vol. XIII, no.1, November, 1933. Fall Issue. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XIII, no.1, November, 1933. Fall Issue. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XIII, no.1, November, 1933. Fall Issue. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 28 pp. including cover. No table of contents.

Image of The High Light. Vol. XIV, no.2, January, 1934. Senior Issue. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Yearbook

The High Light. Vol. XIV, no.2, January, 1934. Senior Issue. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Yearbook

The High Light. Vol. XIV, no.2, January, 1934. Senior Issue. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 28 pp. including cover. No table of contents, but apparently serving as the yearbook for the graduating class (February graduates? in those years, there were often two graduations). Photograph by William Manewal.

Image of The High Light. Vol. XIV, no.3, March, 1934. Spring Issue. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XIV, no.3, March, 1934. Spring Issue. Demarest High School, Hoboken. - Booklet

The High Light. Vol. XIV, no.3, March, 1934. Spring Issue. School magazine published by the students of A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken. 7" wide x 10" high, 28 pp. including cover. No table of contents.

Image of Program for the play, "Laff It Off," presented by the June Class of 1931, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, May 15, 16, 1931. - Program, Theater

Program for the play, "Laff It Off," presented by the June Class of 1931, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, May 15, 16, 1931. - Program, Theater

Program for the play, "Laff It Off," presented by the June Class of 1931, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, May 15, 16, 1931. 7" wide x 10" high, unpaginated, 16 leaves plus cover. Some text about the senior class, officers and staff for the production. Mostly advertisements for local businesses. The front cover has 4 holographic ink signatures.

Image of Program for the play, "It Never Rains," presented by the February Class of 1932, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, December 11, 12, 1931. - Program, Theater

Program for the play, "It Never Rains," presented by the February Class of 1932, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, December 11, 12, 1931. - Program, Theater

Program for the play, "It Never Rains," presented by the February Class of 1932, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, December 11, 12, 1931. 7" wide x 10" high, unpaginated, 12 leaves plus cover. Some text about the senior class, officers and staff for the production. Mostly advertisements for local businesses.

Image of Program for the play, "Salt Water," presented by the June Class of 1933, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, May 19, 20, 1933. - Program, Theater

Program for the play, "Salt Water," presented by the June Class of 1933, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, May 19, 20, 1933. - Program, Theater

Program for the play, "Salt Water," presented by the June Class of 1933, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, May 19, 20, 1933. 7" wide x 10" high, unpaginated, 12 leaves plus cover. Some text about the senior class, officers and staff for the production. Mostly advertisements for local businesses. The cover has seven holographic ink signatures.

Image of Yearbook: The Highlight [January] 1960. Yearbook of the Class of Janaury 1960, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, 1960. - Yearbook

Yearbook: The Highlight [January] 1960. Yearbook of the Class of Janaury 1960, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, 1960. - Yearbook

Yearbook: The Highlight [January] 1960. Yearbook of the Class of Janaury 1960, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, 1960. 8-5/8" wide x 11-1/8" high, unpaginated, ca. 100 pp., photos. This copy belonged to Louis Bianchi.

Image of Program for the play, "Broken Dishes," presented by the February Class of 1933, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, December 9, 10, 1932. - Program, Theater

Program for the play, "Broken Dishes," presented by the February Class of 1933, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, December 9, 10, 1932. - Program, Theater

Program for the play, "Broken Dishes," presented by the February Class of 1933, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, December 9, 10, 1932. 7" wide x 10" high, unpaginated, 12 leaves plus cover. Some text about the senior class, officers and staff for the production. Mostly advertisements for local businesses. The cover has thirteen holographic ink signatures plus a pencil signature of "C[larissa]. Marinich" on page [1] which may indicate the owner of this copy.

Image of Program for the play, "Skidding," presented by the February Class of 1934, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, December 15, 16, 1933. - Program, Theater

Program for the play, "Skidding," presented by the February Class of 1934, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, December 15, 16, 1933. - Program, Theater

Program for the play, "Skidding," presented by the February Class of 1934, A.J. Demarest High School, Hoboken, December 15, 16, 1933. 7" wide x 10" high, unpaginated, 14 leaves plus cover. Some text about the senior class, officers and staff for the production. Mostly advertisements for local businesses. The cover has seven holographic ink or pencil signatures plus a pencil signature of "Clarissa Marinich" on page [1] which may indicate the owner of this copy.