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Name Lackawanna Terminal
Details Placed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

Listing data from the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)

Name: Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Terminal at Hoboken
Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Terminal at Hoboken
ID Number: 73001102
NRHP Status: Listed In The National Register
Certification Date: 07/24/1973
Level of Significance: National
Designer: Murchison, Kenneth
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Date: 1907
Building Type: Transportation
Construction System: Concrete, Copper, Concrete
Architectural Style: American Industrial
Street Address: On the Hudson River at the foot of Hudson Place
Notes: also known as Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western Railroad Terminal and Ferry

NEW JERSEY, HUDSON COUNTY, Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Terminal at Hoboken, On the Hudson River at the foot of Hudson Pl., Hoboken, 73001102, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 2/17/05.
Number of Archive records 250.0
Number of Object records 69.0
Number of Library records 53.0
Number of Photo records 168.0

Associated Records

Image of Block Plan for Lackawanna R.R. Terminal & Hoboken Ferry Co. Drawing No. 1. July 18, 1904. Kodalith photostatic copy. - Drawing, Architectural

Block Plan for Lackawanna R.R. Terminal & Hoboken Ferry Co. Drawing No. 1. July 18, 1904. Kodalith photostatic copy. - Drawing, Architectural

Terminal at Hoboken N.J. for Lackawanna Railroad Co. & the Hoboken Ferry Co. Block Plan. Drawing No. 1. July 18, 1904 with revisions 3-25-1905 and 1-3-1906. Kodalith photostatic reduction 10" high x 12" wide. K[enneth]. M. Murchison, Architect. No. 5 West 31st Street, New York. Note: PDF on file with this record for all nineteen drawings in this group: 2001.235.0001 to .0019. Accompanying it was a black-line same-size print which is not any clearer than the Kodalith.

Construction plans for the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System, Hoboken Staion Area 3, March 22, 2002. - Documents

New Jersey Transit. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System, NPC-14D, Hoboken Station Area 3, Issued for Construction, March 22, 2002. Laser print or photocopy duplication, 11" x 17" wide. 98 pp. plus cover sheet stapled top left corner. Added date at top right: Apr. 4/02. The plans are for the station that is at the south side of the Hoboken Terminal (Erie Lackawanna Terminal).

Image of "The Public Be Pleased": William G. McAdoo and the Hudson Tubes. Supplement to Headlights, June 1964, 8 pp., illustrated. - Booklet

"The Public Be Pleased": William G. McAdoo and the Hudson Tubes. Supplement to Headlights, June 1964, 8 pp., illustrated. - Booklet

"The Public Be Pleased": William G. McAdoo and the Hudson Tubes. By Anthony Fitzherbert. A "Headlights" Supplement, June 1964, 8 pp., illustrated. 8-1/2" x 11" high. A history of the Hudson and Manhattan Rail Road, 'The Tubes," up to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey taking over the operation and renaming it as the Port Authority Trans-Hudson, PATH. Sixteen photographs and two maps.

Image of Report, 1958: 107th Annual Report of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, for year ending Dec. 31, 1958. - Report, Annual

Report, 1958: 107th Annual Report of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, for year ending Dec. 31, 1958. - Report, Annual

107th Annual Report of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company, for the year ending December 31, 1958. 4to booklet. 32 pp. plus covers, illustrated. It would have been issued in 1959. Includes small panoramic view of the Hoboken Terminal.

Image of Photocopy: 1972 reprint of 1906 article about Lackwanna Terminal & Ferryhouse, Hoboken. - Article

Photocopy: 1972 reprint of 1906 article about Lackwanna Terminal & Ferryhouse, Hoboken. - Article

Photocopy of reprint of article from Engineering News, Volume 55 [sic actually 56], no. 12, September 20, 1906 about Lackwanna Terminal & Ferryhouse, 1972. Eight leaves, 8-1/2" x 11". Reduced size reprint of pp. 297-304 published in publication of The Society for Industrial Archeology, April, 1972. Full article title: The New Terminal Station and Ferryhouse of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R. at Hoboken, N.J. By Charles C. Hurlbut. (He was the engineer for Kenneth M. Murchison, Architect, 320 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.) Includes a photograph and 17 plans and drawings. See archives 2015.001.0086 for the original 1906 article.

Image of Photocopy 1907 article about Lackwanna Terminal & Ferryhouse, Hoboken. - Documents

Photocopy 1907 article about Lackwanna Terminal & Ferryhouse, Hoboken. - Documents

Photocopy of articles from Architects' and Builders' Magazine, Old series, Vol. XXXIX, no. 8; New series Vol. VIII, no. 8, May, 1907. Introductory page (page number not shown) re rapid transit in greater New York plus pages 362-373 being an article titled "The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Terminal and Ferry-House at Hoboken, N.J." and page 374 being an article titled "The Ferry Terminals at the Foot of West Twenty-third Street, N.Y. City." Both articles authored by Kenneth M. Murchison, Architect. Fourteen leaves, 8-1/2" x 11".

Image of Photocopy of newspaper clipping, letter to the editor, "Why waste the money?" re Erie Lackawanna Terminal, September 4, 1974. - Documents

Photocopy of newspaper clipping, letter to the editor, "Why waste the money?" re Erie Lackawanna Terminal, September 4, 1974. - Documents

Photocopy of newspaper clipping, letter to the editor, "Why waste the money?" as printed in The Jersey Journal, Wednesday, September 4, 1974. Topic is the a $92, 000 for a study on the re-use of the Erie-Lackawanna Terminal. Author suggests uses for the facility including a museum.

Image of Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. - Booklet

Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. - Booklet

Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. Oblong booklet, 8-3/8" high x 11" wide. 36 pp. plus cover, illustrated. 3 copies (copies 2 & 3 in second file folder.) Copy 1: booklet with enclosed greeting on letterhead of the Office of the Mayor, and signed in facsimile by the mayor, Steve Cappiello. With: mailing envelope. Credits on pg 36. See related for selected reference images especially center map with detail images.

Image of Three different proposals for a New Jersey Devils sports stadium to be built above and within the New Jersey Transit Hoboken Terminal, 1997-1999. - Documents

Three different proposals for a New Jersey Devils sports stadium to be built above and within the New Jersey Transit Hoboken Terminal, 1997-1999. - Documents

Three different proposals for a stadium for the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League team to be built above and within the New Jersey Transit Hoboken Terminal, 1997-1999. Includes other development of the terminal. (Project was proposed, but never realized.) With cover letter. Document 1. Cover memorandum of March 18, 1999 to John J. McMullen from Thomas Beckenbauch, AIA, Ellerbe Becket, Kansas City, Missouri about Hoboken Stadium noting enclosure of the "three Hoboken Station brochures as you've requested." (McMullen was then the owner of the hockey team and an obviously interested party.) Single leaf, 8-1/2" x 11". Document 2. Conceptual Design Proposal for the New Jersey Devils S

Image of Steamtown NHS, Special History Study: American Electric Locomotives; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Electric Car No. 2505. - Monograph

Steamtown NHS, Special History Study: American Electric Locomotives; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Electric Car No. 2505. - Monograph

Steamtown National Historic Site, Special History Study: American Electric Locomotives; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Electric Car No. 2505. Prepared 2002. Nine pages, 8-1/2" x 11" single-side leaves, including two photo images and bibliography. Article discusses a particular motor unit, but includes background history of the electrification of the Lackawanna Railroad in Hoboken. See related for photo catalog 2004.016.0029, photo of Thomas Edison et al, referred to on page 4.

Image of Digital images of seven architectural plans for Hoboken Ferry Terminal Restoration, NY & Hoboken, ca. 2002. - Drawing

Digital images of seven architectural plans for Hoboken Ferry Terminal Restoration, NY & Hoboken, ca. 2002. - Drawing

Digital images of seven architectural plans for Hoboken Ferry Terminal Restoration, NY & Hoboken, ca. 2002 - 2003. Plans are for New Jersey Transit Hoboken Terminal. The northern section which was the abandoned ferry terminal is being restored to multiple uses including the transfer of current ferry operations from the southern end of the terminal to this area. Scans made from reduced-size photocopies, ca. 11" x 17", all in this set, but not complete. Plans have varying dates. Drawings shown: 01 Western Elevation and Section 02 Building Sections 03 Building Sections 04 East Elevation Float Canopy 05 Building Elevation Float Canopy 06 Key Plan South Elevation w/ Tower 07 Clock

CD-Rom with 3 portable document format files with images of six paintings of Hoboken scenes by Elizardo de Jesus, ca. 2004-2005. - Disk, Compact

CD-Rom with 3 portable document format files with images of six paintings of Hoboken scenes by Elizardo de Jesus, ca. 2004-2005. Images have been converted by the museum to TIFF's and JPEG's. Each PDF and converted image has two paintings in it. Record includes three contact sheets made from the converted images. Disk with tiff's and jpeg's on file. The paintings as titled by the donor: Lackawanna 1 Lackawanna 2 Lackawanna 3 Path Station 1 Path Station 3 Blue Building Some images were exhibited at the Museum in the spring of 2005.

Image of Digital image of artwork "Hoboken 150th Anniversary" with Lackawanna Terminal design; commissioned by the City of Hoboken, 2005. - Drawing

Digital image of artwork "Hoboken 150th Anniversary" with Lackawanna Terminal design; commissioned by the City of Hoboken, 2005. - Drawing

Digital image of artwork "Hoboken 150th Anniversary" with image of Lackawanna Railroad Terminal (N.J. Transit) incorporated in design and commorating Hoboken's history related to railroads and transporation; commissioned by the City of Hoboken for Sesquicentennial year activities, 2005. Design credit -Design: axis360 Scanned from a digital print loaned by the City of Hoboken. This design was one of at least five produced. It was used or a version of it was used on street banners, posters, large "greeting cards" (distributed for signing by Hoboken residents and well wishers), coffee mugs, t-shorts, brochures, etc. All featured at the bottom: Mayor David Roberts and the Hoboken City

Image of Digital documentation image of painting "Pier A Fountain" by Frank Hanavan, 2005. - Documents

Digital documentation image of painting "Pier A Fountain" by Frank Hanavan, 2005. - Documents

Digital documentation image of painting Pier A Fountain by Frank Hanavan, 2005. Original size of painting, signed date and owner plus any other provenance is unknown. Image 2005-01. Available as TIFF, JPEG and scaled image for Museum print programs. No formal title by artist; titled as a description of the scene. See related.

Image of Digital image of typed list of Memorial Monuments in the City of Hoboken, N.J. No source, no date, ca. 1920's -1950. 
 - Documents

Digital image of typed list of Memorial Monuments in the City of Hoboken, N.J. No source, no date, ca. 1920's -1950. - Documents

Digital image of typed list of Memorial Monuments in the City of Hoboken, N.J. with Inscriptions Thereon. No source, no date, ca. 1920's -1950. Soldier & Sailors, Elysian Park. Ferry Plaza., Facing D.L.W.R.R., Sam Sloan 1817-1907... Church Square Park., Firemen Monument. Hudson Square Park. Soldiers Monument. The Morton Memorial Laboratory of Chemistry. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

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 Newspaper clipping with captioned photo of two models seen in exhibit at Lackawanna Terminal, Feb. 1950. - Documents

Newspaper clipping with captioned photo of two models seen in exhibit at Lackawanna Terminal, Feb. 1950. - Documents

Newspaper clipping with captioned photo of two models seen in exhibit at Lackawanna Terminal, Feb. 1950. Published by Jersey Observer, Feb. 15, 1950. Staff photo for Observer by Scully. With: photo copy of award certificate as framed. Photo is of Clark Pool, Jr. of Summit [N.J.], president of the New York Society of Model Engineers, holding a "tiny metal locomotive" model in front of large model of the U.S. Navy tugboat "Navajo" at the 20th Annual Exhibition at the upper level of Lackawanna Terminal, Hoboken. "The locomotive model is insured at $5000." Not stated in the caption is that the model is a 1/16" scale model of the Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive and tender "Atlantic" made by

Image of Timetables, 2: Erie Lackawanna Railway, between various stations & New York (Hoboken), Eff. Feb. 1, 1972. - Timetable

Timetables, 2: Erie Lackawanna Railway, between various stations & New York (Hoboken), Eff. Feb. 1, 1972. - Timetable

Timetables / schedules, two, Erie Lackawanna Railway, between various stations and New York (Hoboken), Effective February 1, 1972. Printed paper, 8-1/2" wide x 7-1/8" high, all folded to 2-7/8" wide x 5-1/2" high. All images are of the items unfolded. The panel with "Official Time Table" would be the front seen when folded. 1. Mt. Lakes - Boonton - Towaco, Lincoln Park - Mt. View, Little Falls - Great Notch and New York. Two copies. 2. Madison, Newark and New York. Hoboken is listed on all schedules as the station for train arrivals or departures as it was the eastern rail terminus at the Lackawanna Terminal) for the Erie's suburban commuter service. There was no longer any fe

Image of East-Bound Waiting Room. Lackawanna R.R.Terminal & Hoboken Ferry Co. Sheet No. 207. Nov. 5, 1904. Kodalith photostatic copy. - Drawing, Architectural

East-Bound Waiting Room. Lackawanna R.R.Terminal & Hoboken Ferry Co. Sheet No. 207. Nov. 5, 1904. Kodalith photostatic copy. - Drawing, Architectural

East-Bound Waiting Room. Terminal at Hoboken N.J. for Lackawanna R.R. Co. & the Hoboken Ferry Co. Plans and Sections. Sheet No. 207. Nov. 5, 1904. Kodalith photostatic reduction 9-1/2" high x 16-1/2" wide. K[enneth]. M. Murchison, Architect. No. 5 West 31st Street, New York. PDF on file with record 2001.235.0001. Accompanying it was a black-line same-size print which is not any clearer than the Kodalith.

Image of North Elevation of Railroad Station. Lackawanna R.R. Terminal & Hoboken Ferry Co. Sheet No. 211. Nov. 9, 1904. Kodalith photostatic copies. - Drawing, Architectural

North Elevation of Railroad Station. Lackawanna R.R. Terminal & Hoboken Ferry Co. Sheet No. 211. Nov. 9, 1904. Kodalith photostatic copies. - Drawing, Architectural

North Elevation of Railroad Station; One-Half of Arch in Ferry House. Terminal at Hoboken N.J. for Lackawanna Railroad Co. & the Hoboken Ferry Co. Sheet No. 211. Nov. 9, 1904. Two Kodalith photostatic reductions: copy 1, 10" high x 15" wide; copy 2, 7" high x 10" wide. K[enneth]. M. Murchison, Architect. No. 5 West 31st Street, New York. PDF on file with record 2001.235.0001. Accompanying them was a sepia same-size print of copy 1. Note that the date on the facade above the terminal name is 1906. As built, the date is 1907.