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Name Quartett Club
Details Hoboken Quartett Club. Founded in June 12, 1859 as the Hoboken Singing Society. A German fraternal organization devoted to choral music and performances. It laid the cornerstone for a large building for its use at 1009-1019 Washington Street on October 28, 1891. Dissolved in 1906. The building became the Gayety Theatre circa 1907; later (circa 1916) The Strand Theatre.

Quartett is the official name, but it is sometimes found as "Quartette." When Hoboken Singing Society became known as Hoboken Quartett Club has not been established.
Number of Archive records 12.0
Number of Object records 3.0
Number of Library records 0.0
Number of Photo records 5.0

Associated Records

2004.057.0001 Hoboken Land & Improvement Co., Hoboken, Volume 1, Property Sheets, 1885. Index key map. Maps 1 to 30-1/2. - Map

Hoboken Land & Improvement Company, Hoboken, Volume 1, Property Sheets, 1885. Bound volume, 27" high x 25" wide. Consists of hand drawn maps, paper mounted on linen, using several colors of ink and pencil, with numerous annotations, plus enclosures and attachments. Title page index map followed by 32 numbered leaves, 1 to 30-1/2, plus an additional enclosed map leaf of the same size. Numbered maps are not drawn to scale. See list below. Map plan book, one of three volumes in the collection. Annotations, drawings, enclosures and attachments cover information dated from the 1840's to the 1920's. All numbered maps are rectos. On the verso of many of these drawings are holographic notes record

Image of Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. Exhibition by Hoboken Historical Museum, City Hall, Hoboken, 1997. - Pamphlet

Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. Exhibition by Hoboken Historical Museum, City Hall, Hoboken, 1997. - Pamphlet

Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. "Decorations for All Occasions." 98 Years of Parades, Funerals, Grand Openings, & Masquerade Balls. An exhibition by the Hoboken Historical Museum, Sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission, City Hall, Hoboken, June 27,1997. Pamphlet, 8-1/2" wide x 11" high, 16 pp plus cover, illustrated. 4 copies. PDF on file. Full text is in notes. The story of the company founded by Robert Kirchgessner and operated by the Kirchgessner family for the last century. George and Dolores Kirchgessner were still operating the business at the time of this exhibit's opening. Dolores died in 2000 and George passed away in 2001. Their children have continue

Image of Souvenir booklet from the 25th Anniversary of the Hoboken Academie, February 11, 1886. - Pamphlet

Souvenir booklet from the 25th Anniversary of the Hoboken Academie, February 11, 1886. - Pamphlet

Souvenir booklet from the 25th Anniversary of the Hoboken Academie, February 11, 1886. 8-3/8" high x 5-1/2" wide. [12] pp. plus lithographed cover. Four punched holes for original ribbon-tied binding; blue-green fragments are all that remain. Text in german, not translated. PDF on file. A history of this German-language school from its founding, including many names of Hoboken residents, organizations, and school staff. The school was on Fifth Street at the northeast corner of Willow Avenue and Fifth St. Known as the Hoboken Academy, it inaugurated the building shown on the cover on February 10, 1861. It was demolished ca. 1970. The school's founding date was 1860, but this 25th annive

Image of Invitation from the Hoboken Quartett-Club to the Mayor and City Council to attend Grand Masquerade Ball, March 10, 1879. - Invitation

Invitation from the Hoboken Quartett-Club to the Mayor and City Council to attend Grand Masquerade Ball, March 10, 1879. - Invitation

Invitation from the Hoboken Quartett-Club to the Mayor and City Council to attend the Grand Masquerade ("Maskerat") Ball of the club to be held on March 10, 1879. Printed stationery with holographic text by club secretary, William Kaufmann. City of Hoboken, City Clerk file copy. The secretary states that the location of the ball as "Kapp's Harmonia Hall." The City Clerk's notation calls it the "Annual" Ball to be held at "Odd Fellows Hall."

Image of Sheet music: Two-Step March. Composed by William Disch. Dedicated to Hoboken Quartette (sic) Club, Dec. 31, 1894. - Music, Sheet

Sheet music: Two-Step March. Composed by William Disch. Dedicated to Hoboken Quartette (sic) Club, Dec. 31, 1894. - Music, Sheet

Two-Step March. Composed by William Disch. Dedicated to Hoboken Quartette (sic) Club, Winner of the Mathushek Prize Piano. Presented by The "Observer," Hoboken, N.J., December 31, 1894, For the Most Popular Club in Hudson Co., N.J. Published by The Hoboken Printing and Publishing Co., Hoboken, N.J.; Oliver Ditson Company, New York, Boston, Philadelphia; Lyons & Healy, Chicago; Wm. Disch, 505 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J. Single folio, 11" x 14" high, [4] pp. plus front cover (rear cover missing.) PDF on file. Tiffs media archive. "Quartett" was the preferred spelling used by this German musical heritage society, but it was commonly mispelled with the added 'e'. The Club was located

Image of Program: Hoboken Akademie [Academy] Fair, Hoboken, March 15-20,1897. - Program

Program: Hoboken Akademie [Academy] Fair, Hoboken, March 15-20,1897. - Program

Program: Hoboken Akademie Fair, Hoboken, March 15-20,1897. Incomplete; booklet, pp [5]-28 only. Coated paper, 9-3/16" wide x 11-5/8" high. Text is in German, untranslated. Most advertisements are in English. Condition is poor. PDF on file. High resolution tiffs media archive. This German-language school founded in 1860 was at the northeast corner of Fifth Street and Willow Avenue. The program includes lists of events, depicts the board of trustees, faculty, school exterior plus views of notable Hoboken buildings related to German political, educational, cultural and social activities: City Hall, Stevens Institute (photo of Administration or "A" Building), Deutscher (or German) Club (Sixth

Image of Program: Hoboken Quartett Club. Karneval Sitzung. January 15, 1905. - Program, Concert

Program: Hoboken Quartett Club. Karneval Sitzung. January 15, 1905. - Program, Concert

Program: Hoboken Quartett Club. Karneval Sitzung. Sonntag, den 15. Januar 1905. (Sunday, January 15, 1905.) Printed booklet, 6-3/4" wide x 9-3/4" high, unpaginated, [24] pp. plus covers. PDF on file. Most of the publication is advertisements. The only text (in German) is the lyrics for seven songs. A page is devoted to each one. Location is not stated, but the concert was probably given at their home building, 1013-1019 Washington St.

Image of Program: Hoboken Quartett Club 30. Karneval Sitzung. Feb. 26, 1911. - Program, Concert

Program: Hoboken Quartett Club 30. Karneval Sitzung. Feb. 26, 1911. - Program, Concert

Program: Hoboken Quartett Club 30. Karneval Sitzung. Sonntag, 26. Febr. 1911. (Sunday, February 26, 1911.); Odd Fellows' Hall, Hoboken, N.J. Printed booklet, 6-1/4" wide x 10" high, unpaginated, [18] pp. plus covers. Most of the publication is advertisements. The only text (in German) is the lyrics for eight songs. A page is devoted to each one. Location is not stated, but the concert may have been given at their home building, 1013-1019 Washington St., or Odd Fellows Hall, 412-414 Washington St., Hoboken.

Image of Invitation: Hoboken Schuetzen Corps. to Mayor & City Council, for 32nd Annual Ball at Quartett Club Hall, 1013-1017 Washington St., Hoboken, Jan. 19, 1903 - Invitation

Invitation: Hoboken Schuetzen Corps. to Mayor & City Council, for 32nd Annual Ball at Quartett Club Hall, 1013-1017 Washington St., Hoboken, Jan. 19, 1903 - Invitation

Invitation: Hoboken Schuetzen Corps. to Mayor and City Council, Hoboken, for 32nd Annual Ball at Quartette [sic - Quartett] Club Hall, 1013-1017 Washington St., Hoboken, January 19, 1903. Printed, embossed and die-cut card stock, closed: 3-1/4" high x 4-7/16" wide; overall 4-7/16" x 7-1/4". Inside is the invitation text. Outside has a printed photo of Captain Chris. Martens. This area has City Clerk James Londrigan file notes. Government document. Full text: Hoboken Schuetzen Corps. Captain, Chris. Martens. Yourself and Ladies are most respectfully invited to be present as our honored guests at the 32nd Annual Ball Monday evening, January 19th, [1903] at the Quartette [s

Image of Souvenir of Hoboken, N.J.: Photo-gravures. Brooklyn: The Albertype Co.; A. Wittmann; Lischke, Hoboken; n.d. (circa 1902-1905). - Book

Souvenir of Hoboken, N.J.: Photo-gravures. Brooklyn: The Albertype Co.; A. Wittmann; Lischke, Hoboken; n.d. (circa 1902-1905). - Book

Souvenir of Hoboken, N.J.: Photo-gravures. Brooklyn: The Albertype Co.; A. Wittmann, no date (circa 1902-1905). Sole Depot: J.A. Lischke's, Book and Stationery Store, 93 River Street, near Hamburger Piers, Hoboken, N. J. The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. Copyright by A. Wittemann, Publisher of American Views. 250 Adams St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Album cover: Red grained paper boards, 5-3/8" high x 7-1/4" wide; stab binding with cord tie; cover titled in silver gilt: Souvenir of Hoboken. Contents: title leaf plus 28 leaves of collotype photogravures with titling; unpaginated; all leaves 5" x 7-1/8" wide except last leaf (panoramic fold-out view), 13-1/2" wide. PDF on file.

Image of Sheet music: Two-Step March. Composed by William Disch. Dedicated to Hoboken Quartette (sic) Club, Dec. 31, 1894. - Music, Sheet

Sheet music: Two-Step March. Composed by William Disch. Dedicated to Hoboken Quartette (sic) Club, Dec. 31, 1894. - Music, Sheet

Two-Step March. Composed by William Disch. Dedicated to Hoboken Quartette (sic) Club, Winner of the Mathushek Prize Piano. Presented by The "Observer," Hoboken, N.J., December 31, 1894, For the Most Popular Club in Hudson Co., N.J. Published by The Hoboken Printing and Publishing Co., Hoboken, N.J.; Oliver Ditson Company, New York, Boston, Philadelphia; Lyons & Healy, Chicago; Wm. Disch, 505 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J. Single folio, 11" x 14" high, [4] pp. No covers (see archives 2009.001.0012 for a copy with front cover only.) "Quartett" was the preferred spelling used by this German musical heritage society, but it was commonly mispelled with the added 'e'. The Club was located

Image of Postcard: Hoboken Quartett Club, Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked Baltimore, July 24, 1903. - Postcard

Postcard: Hoboken Quartett Club, Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked Baltimore, July 24, 1903. - Postcard

Postcard: Hoboken Quartett Club, Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked Baltimore, July 24, 1903. Private mailing card, 3-1/4" x 5-1/2" high. Photo depiction of building with integral caption. Publisher: H.A. Rost. Pt. & Pub. Co. N.Y. 749.

Image of Postcard: No. 10 - The Quartette (sic - Quartett) Club Hall, Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked Sept. 2, 1905. - Postcard

Postcard: No. 10 - The Quartette (sic - Quartett) Club Hall, Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked Sept. 2, 1905. - Postcard

Postcard: No. 10 - The Quartette (sic - Quartett) Club Hall, Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked Sept. 2, 1905. Undivided back. Publisher (or photographer) J. Koehler, N.Y. View of the exterior at 1013-1019 Washington Street. This building became the Gayety Theatre. Note at the right is the site of the yet to be built Elks Lodge.

Image of Postcard: Gayety Theatre, Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked July 21, 1914. - Postcard

Postcard: Gayety Theatre, Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked July 21, 1914. - Postcard

Postcard: Gayety Theatre, Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked July 21, 1914. Divided back. Published by M. Machol, 312 Washington Str., Hoboken, N.J. Made in Germany. No. AA 485. Hand Colored. View of the exterior at 1013-1019 Washington Street. This building was formerly the Hoboken Quartett Club. At the right is the Elks Lodge at 1005 Washington St.

Image of Ticket: Concert & Reception.... of Valencia Orchestra of Hoboken at Hoboken Quartette Club Hall, Dec. 12, 1904. - Ticket

Ticket: Concert & Reception.... of Valencia Orchestra of Hoboken at Hoboken Quartette Club Hall, Dec. 12, 1904. - Ticket

Ticket: Concert and Reception.... of the Valencia Orchestra of Hoboken , N.J. at Hoboken Quartette (sic) Club Hall on Monday Evening, December 12, 1904. Card stock printed in black;serially press numbered (904), 2-13/16" high x 4-7/16" wide; "Complimentary" in red handwritten ink diagonally across center. Dr. Julius Peters, Conductor. Quartett Club is often mispelled as "Quartette" and was at 1013-1019 Washington St.

Image of B+W group photo of a Quartett Club outing, possibly in Baltimore, no date, ca. 1890-1900. - Negative, Film

B+W group photo of a Quartett Club outing, possibly in Baltimore, no date, ca. 1890-1900. - Negative, Film

Black-and-white group photo of a Quartett Club outing, possibly in Baltimore, no date, ca. 1890-1900. Hoboken Public Library Historical Picture Collection no. 85. Black-and-white negative ca. 3" x 4" plus typed gummed adhesive label. HPL Catalog (2001.137.0001) citation under Clubs: Quartett Club outing, (not at Hoboken), group photo, male and female. (Donated by Elysian Camera Club [August 1933]). ---- One of the signs in the background has the word, "Baltimore", on it that suggests the group was in that city. Although not cited in the catalog, this photo has holographic ink numbers on it keyed to a list on the mount identifying some of the individuals. Detail images attached to thi

Image of B+W photo of a ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of the Quartett Club, Oct. 28, 1891. - Negative, Sheet Film

B+W photo of a ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of the Quartett Club, Oct. 28, 1891. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo of a ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of the Quartett Club, Oct. 28, 1891. Hoboken Public Library Historical Picture Collection no. 86. Two black-and-white negatives label A & B, ca. 3" x 4" plus typed gummed adhesive labels. HPL Catalog (2001.137.0001) citation under Clubs: Quartett Club , laying the corner stone Oct. 28, 1891, looking east from Washington St. between 10th & 11th Sts. (Donated by E.C.C. [Elysian Camera Club]). ---- The building was just north of the Elks Club. It became the Gayety Theatre in 1907 and was replaced in 1931 by the apartment building at the present site.

Image of B+W photo of the Elks Club and the Gayety Theatre on Washington St. between 10th & 11th Sts., 1914. - Negative, Sheet Film

B+W photo of the Elks Club and the Gayety Theatre on Washington St. between 10th & 11th Sts., 1914. - Negative, Sheet Film

Black-and-white photo of the Elks Club and the Gayety Theatre on Washington St. between 10th & 11th Sts. no date (1914.) Hoboken Public Library Historical Picture Collection no. 92. Black-and-white negative, ca. 3" x 4" plus typed gummed adhesive label. Photograph taken by William Manewal. HPL Catalog (2001.137.0001) citation under Clubs: Elks Club and former Quartett Club buildings (Gayety Theatre), Washington St. between 10th & 11th Sts., ca. 1910-1912. The 1914 date can be established by the film name on the Gayety Theatre marquee. Tess' Storm Country was a silent film released in 1914.

Image of Printed B+W photograph of Gayety Theatre, 1013-1019 Washington St., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1908. - Print, Photographic

Printed B+W photograph of Gayety Theatre, 1013-1019 Washington St., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1908. - Print, Photographic

Printed black-and-white photograph of Gayety Theatre, 1013-1019 Washington St., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1908. As published on page 22 of "Hoboken Illustrated", 1909. See primary record in library catalog, 2005.024.0002. According to Jim Hans in his histories of Hoboken Theatres, it became the Gayety ca. 1909. Previously it was the Quartett Club (1891 - 1906) and later the Strand Theatre (1919? - 1924?). Not credited, but photograph was possibly taken by Ernst F. Walter of Hoboken. See primary record and related.

Image of Sepia-tone photo of Quartett Club interior, 1015-1019 Washington St., decorated by United Decorating Co., Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1899-1906. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photo of Quartett Club interior, 1015-1019 Washington St., decorated by United Decorating Co., Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1899-1906. - Print, Photographic

Sepia-tone photograph of the Quartett Club interior, 1015-1019 Washington St., decorated by United Decorating Co., Hoboken, no date, circa 1899-1906. 4-5/8" x 6-1/2" wide print mounted on board. Photographer not indicated. Reverse has pencil notation: Quartet [sic] Club 1015 Wash View of an elaborately decorated main hall. United Decorating was established in 1899 and the Quartett Club was dissolved in 1906 (it became the Gayety Theatre.) From the files of the former United Decorating Co. which had retained it as an image that documented their work. Quartett Club was a German cultural and music society; United Decorating was founded and operated by German immigrant Robert Kirchge