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Name Maxwell House Coffee plant
Details General Foods Corporation. Factory built 1938-1939. Opened 1939. Closed 1992. Factory demolished 2004.

Covered full site east of Hudson Street from Eleventh to Twelfth Streets extending to the Hudson River (pier 12) plus area along River Road (now Frank Sinatra Drive) to near 10th Street & the River adjoining the Pennsylvannia Railroad Marine facility.

Site is now known as Maxwell Place, a multibuilding residential development by Toll Brothers, and includes Maxwell Place Park and the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse which is at a small beach area.
Number of Archive records 78.0
Number of Object records 68.0
Number of Library records 24.0
Number of Photo records 343.0

Associated Records

Image of Agreement Between the Hoboken Land & Improvement Co. and The Manor Real Estate & Trust Co., 1899. - Contract

Agreement Between the Hoboken Land & Improvement Co. and The Manor Real Estate & Trust Co., 1899. - Contract

Original signed legal document with map: Agreement Between The Hoboken Land & Improvement Co. and The Manor Real Estate and Trust Co. (subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co.) for the sale of real estate in Hoboken, N.J., 1899. 7pp. plus fold-out blueprint map, stapled in wrapper. For the sale or lease of the river front land and pier on the Hudson River between 10th & 11th Sts., Hoboken. It was then the location of the N.J. Yacht Club. Pennsylvania Railroad used it until the 1930's for repair of ferries. From 1939 to 2004, it was the main entrance and parking lot for the Maxwell House Coffee plant, now demolished. Map: Sketch of Shore Front Property Near Foot of 10th St., Hoboken,

Image of Three clippings regarding Hoboken history from local newspapers, not identified, ca. 1955-1960. - Newspaper

Three clippings regarding Hoboken history from local newspapers, not identified, ca. 1955-1960. - Newspaper

Three clippings regarding Hoboken history from local newspapers, not identified, ca. 1955-1960. 1. Column titled "Looking Backward. Shortest Route From Hoboken To Jersey City Heights in 'Saucy Seventies' was Horse Car Elevator Adjacent to Leight's Brewery. Photo from 1874 of the horse car elevator at 14th Street Hoboken going up to Jersey CityHeights before the viaduct was constructed. Shown are Leight's Brewery, the skating pond and Pohlmann's Pavillion, a dance hall and meeting place. Source of the photograph is not identified. Clipping 2. Column titled "Looking Backward. Fagan Mansion, one of Finest in Hoboken, Replaced by Modern Apartment Building." The house of former Mayor Lawrenc

Image of Directory of Municipal Services, Hoboken, N.J., no date, ca. 1972-1973. - Booklet

Directory of Municipal Services, Hoboken, N.J., no date, ca. 1972-1973. - Booklet

Directory of Municipal Services, Hoboken, N.J., no date, ca. 1972-1973. Pamphlet, 8-1/2" wide x 10" high, [8] pp. plus cover. Illustrated. 2 copies. See related for other copies. Although undated, it has a 1972 mention on page [4] ("If Hoboken is to grow... for the Hoboken Business Corp. in 1972) and a reference to the K&E redevelopment to "begin in 1972" on page [5]. Images whose location can be placed: page 1: Madison Street Playground back page: view southwest from pier end of Bethehem Steel Shipyard pier 1 with crane and Maxwell House Coffee plant in background. Programs and services mentioned or described: Hoboken Urban Corp. Aspira, Inc. Day Care 100 College & Career Ser

Image of Hoboken Survey: Recreation & Culture. Hoboken Model Cities Program, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1971. - Pamphlet

Hoboken Survey: Recreation & Culture. Hoboken Model Cities Program, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1971. - Pamphlet

Hoboken Survey: Recreation & Culture. Hoboken Model Cities Program, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1971. Booklet, 8-1/2" wide x 11" high, [28] pp. plus illustrated cover. Includes two printed enclosures laid-in: letter from Mayor Louis DePascale; letter from Michael Coleman, Director, Hoboken Model Cities Program.

Image of Map of the Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad, ca. 1950, as contained in a real estate offering for Pier 16, Hoboken, N.J., 1951. - Map

Map of the Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad, ca. 1950, as contained in a real estate offering for Pier 16, Hoboken, N.J., 1951. - Map

Digital images of a map of the Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad, Hoboken, N.J., no date, ca. 1950. Item is leaf 16 in archives catalog 2003.036.0001, real estate offering prepared by Webb & Knapp, Inc. of New York City for Pier 16, Hoboken, N.J., 1951. Blue stiff paper report cover with 3 brass prong fasteners holding 16 items: 3 typewritten pages, 10 black-and-white photographs, one photostatic reproduction, a blue print and a map. Plus an enclosed cover letter with added holographic pencil notes about contacts and terms.

Image of Letter with recollections by Hans Rolfe of events at the General Foods, Maxwell House Coffee plate, 2003. - Letter

Letter with recollections by Hans Rolfe of events at the General Foods, Maxwell House Coffee plate, 2003. - Letter

Letter: recollections by Hans Rolfe of events including repair to a smokestack at the General Foods, Maxwell House Coffee plate, 2003. Plus photograph (image included here, but cataloged separately as photo catalog 2003.047.0002.) Author retains all copyrights. Leaf 1(reverse is blank): typewritten story, Company Sign. Background about the sign, a story about an event related to it and some information on disposition of parts of it when the plant closed. Leaves 2-3 (leaf 2 front and back, reverse of leaf 3 blank): typewritten story, The Tall Stack. Story about the 1989 explosion in the the tall chimney, repairs and investigation, Photograph: two views of the breach in the stack. Vi

Image of Pamphlet: Baseball's First Regular Game. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Nine-Man Game... Issued 1946 by General Foods, Maxwell House, Hoboken. - Pamphlet

Pamphlet: Baseball's First Regular Game. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Nine-Man Game... Issued 1946 by General Foods, Maxwell House, Hoboken. - Pamphlet

Pamphlet: Baseball's First Regular Game. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Nine-Man Game Played Between Organized Teams at Hoboken, New Jersey, on June 19, 1846. "Booklet was prepared by General Foods Corporation as a service for sports editors in particular, and all baseball fans in general." [Hoboken], 1946. 6" x 9" high, [12] pp, illustrated. Hoboken had a centennial celebration for the event. General Foods includes a photo of the Maxwell House Coffee plant in Hoboken which covers the area where the game was played plus a short history of the plant. Also a view of the bronze sign that was placed at Eleventh and Hudson Sts. See related.

Image of Directory of Municipal Services, Hoboken, N.J., no date, ca. 1972-1973. - Booklet

Directory of Municipal Services, Hoboken, N.J., no date, ca. 1972-1973. - Booklet

Directory of Municipal Services, Hoboken, N.J., no date, ca. 1972-1973. Pamphlet, 8-1/2" wide x 10" high, [8] pp. plus cover. Illustrated. See related: archives catalog 2001.022.0003 for other copies including images of all pages plus some detail of programs describe and people whose names are found in the text.

Period Mouldings carried in stock. Catalog no. 56, Dykes Lumber Co., N. Y. C. (1925). - Catalog

Period Mouldings carried in stock. Catalog no. 56, Dykes Lumber Co., N. Y. C. Copyright 1925. Softcover, 9-1/4" high x 4-1/8" wide. 64 pp. plus cover. Company lists seven lumber yards including one at 702 Clinton Street, Hoboken and three warehouses including one at 1101 Hudson Street (once part of Elysian Fields, later the site of Maxwell House Coffee plant).

Period Mouldings carried in stock. Catalog no. 61, Dykes Lumber Co., N. Y. C. (1928). - Catalog

Period Mouldings carried in stock. Catalog no. 61, Dykes Lumber Co., N. Y. C. Copyright 1928. Softcover, 9-1/4" high x 4-1/8" wide. 64 pp. plus cover. Company lists seven lumber yards including one at 702 Clinton Street, Hoboken and three warehouses including one at 1101 Hudson Street (once part of Elysian Fields, later the site of Maxwell House Coffee plant). Page 73 has a map of the New York area showing locations of the yards and warehouses including Hoboken.

Building Specialties carried in stock. Specialty Catalog no. 64, Dykes Lumber Co., N. Y. C. (1924). - Catalog

Building Specialties carried in stock. Specialty Catalog no. 64, Dykes Lumber Co., N. Y. C. Copyright 1924. Softcover, 9" high x 4" wide. 56 pp. plus cover. Company lists four lumber yards including one at 702 Clinton Street, Hoboken and three warehouses including one at 1101 Hudson Street (once part of Elysian Fields, later the site of Maxwell House Coffee plant).

Booklet, program, for Hoboken Ball, Hot Night in Havana, Nov. 1, 2003. - Booklet

Booklet, program, for Hoboken Ball, Hot Night in Havana, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003. 5-3/8" wide x 8-1/2" high. Unpaginated, [44] pp. plus cover. 3 copies. A masked ball presented by the Hoboken Historical Museum (its second, a benefit for the museum) and the City of Hoboken, Mayor David Roberts. Event was chaired by Jane (Yana) Kizlauskas. Program designed by Claire Lukacs. "Hot Nights" logo design by Bridget Figur. Ball was held in tents on the waterfront pier at Eleventh St. and the Hudson River of the former Maxwell House Coffee plant.

Postcard for Hoboken Ball, Hot Night in Havana, Nov. 1, 2003. - Postcard

Postcard for Hoboken Ball, Hot Night in Havana, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003. 4" x 6" wide. Postcard issued ca. August 2003. A masked ball presented by the Hoboken Historical Museum (its second, a benefit for the museum) and the City of Hoboken, Mayor David Roberts. Event was chaired by Jane (Yana) Kizlauskas. Original "Hoboken Ball" logo designed by Claire Lukacs. "Hot Nights" logo design by Bridget Figur.

Tickets: Hoboken Ball, Hot Night in Havana, Nov. 1, 2003 with enclosure and envelope - Ticket

Tickets for Hoboken Ball, Hot Night in Havana, Nov. 1, 2003 with enclosure and mailing envelope. Tickets: 2-1/2" x 6-1/4" long, printed numbers 280, 281. Holographic ink number on the reverse: 31 (assigned table number). Enclosure, 8-1/2" x 11", printed two-sides, gives driving directions, partial list of charitable casino prizes and listing of supporting restaurants. Prepared by Ann Fody of Fody Associates, Inc. A masked ball presented by the Hoboken Historical Museum (its second, a benefit for the museum) and the City of Hoboken, Mayor David Roberts. Event was chaired by Jane (Yana) Kizlauskas.

Casino Night Quick Sheet for Hoboken Ball, Hot Night in Havana, Nov. 1, 2003. - Handbill

Casino Night Quick Sheet for Hoboken Ball, Hot Night in Havana, Nov. 1, 2003. 8-1/2" x 11", printed two-sides. Sheet handed out at ball check-in desk explaining casino rules. Reverse has a list of casino prizes. A masked ball presented by the Hoboken Historical Museum (its second, a benefit for the museum) and the City of Hoboken, Mayor David Roberts. Event was chaired by Jane (Yana) Kizlauskas.

Image of Cultural Resources Investigation, Maxwell House Site, City of Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey. April 2003. - Report

Cultural Resources Investigation, Maxwell House Site, City of Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey. April 2003. - Report

Cultural Resources Investigation, Maxwell House Site, City of Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey. By Lauren J. Cook, RPA, Glenn R. Modica. April 2003. 2 copies. PDF on file. Principal investigator: Lauren J. Cook, RPA (Archaeology); Glenn R. Modica, (Historic Architecture) Prepared by Richard Grubb & Associates, 30 N. Main St., Cranbury, N.J. 08512. Prepared for 1101-1125 Hudson St.,L.L.C., 1125 Hudson St., Hoboken, New Jersey, 07030. Date: April 8, 2003. 8-1/2" x 11" high. Black plastic comb binding with clear plastic sheet front cover. Opaque plastic rear cover. Cover sheet, title, pp. iv, 42 + 53 page appendix. Several plates are fold-outs. All pages are printed on one side.

Image of Newsclipping: Condos and Parkland on Hudson at Former Maxwell House Site. In The New York Times, Real Estate Section, p. 1, Jan. 25, 2004. - Newspaper

Newsclipping: Condos and Parkland on Hudson at Former Maxwell House Site. In The New York Times, Real Estate Section, p. 1, Jan. 25, 2004. - Newspaper

Newsclipping: Condos and Parkland on Hudson at Former Maxwell House Site. In The New York Times, Real Estate Section, p. 1, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004.

Image of Memorandum, Feb. 2, 2004 to Robert Foster, Director, Hoboken Historical Museum from Daniel Gans, re Maxwell House Complex. - Memorandum

Memorandum, Feb. 2, 2004 to Robert Foster, Director, Hoboken Historical Museum from Daniel Gans, re Maxwell House Complex. - Memorandum

Memorandum, Feb. 2, 2004 to Robert Foster, Director, Hoboken Historical Museum from Daniel Gans, re: Maxwell House Complex. 2 pp., 8-1/2" x 11" typewritten. Gans informs Foster of the commencement of demolition of the Maxwell House buildings and inquires if he or any other organization was interested in acquiring items from the building that his company would be willing to save for them. List of items is page 2. Refers to slides and HABS report, neither of which are present with this memo.

Image of Photocopy of site plan for a proposed Hoboken-Stevens Lab School on the former Maxwell House Coffee plant site, no date, (2003). - Documents

Photocopy of site plan for a proposed Hoboken-Stevens Lab School on the former Maxwell House Coffee plant site, no date, (2003). - Documents

Photocopy of site plan (originally page two of a 3-page fax) for a proposed Hoboken-Stevens Lab School on the former Maxwell House Coffee plant site, no date, (2003). Single sheet, 8-1/2" x 11". Title: Site Plan (Option 1), Not to Scale. A project briefly proposed as a development alternative to the plan proposed by the Hoboken Brownstone Company, then owners of the Site. The site would have been taken over by Stevens Institute of Technology and developed in association with City of Hoboken and Board of Education for a technology magnet high school using some of the "Abbott" Funds from the State of N.J. and other facilities for use by the college.

Image of Maxwell House Site: Partial Inventory of Architectural Drawings and Manuscript Collections, July, 2004. - Inventory

Maxwell House Site: Partial Inventory of Architectural Drawings and Manuscript Collections, July, 2004. - Inventory

Maxwell House Site, General Foods Corporation, Hoboken, New Jersey. Partial Inventory of Architectural Drawings and Manuscript Collections, July, 2004. 23-page document prepared by Richard Grubb & Associates, Cranberry, NJ for Maxwell Place on the Hudson. All leaves, 8-1/2" x 11" photocopies or laserprints of the original document including a cover letter from Grubb Associates to the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office. This inventory serves as the initial guide to the collections which were physically transferred to the Hoboken Historical Museum on July 22, 2004. THE COMPLETE 23-page TEXT FOLLOWS. PRINT THIS RECORD ONLY IF YOU WANT A COPY OF THE COMPLETE TEXT. Also note: