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Name U.S. Department of Agriculture Quarantine building
Details 209 River St. Demolished 1990's.

Historic American Buildings; Survey number: HABS NJ-1231
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/nj1612/ Survey

Title: U.S.D.A. Plant Quarantine Building, 209 River Street, Hoboken, Hudson County, NJ

Significance: Constructed in 1940 to carry out the provisions of the National Plant Quarantine Act of 1912, the USDA Plant Quarantine Building is significant as an excellent example of a government building designed in the Art Deco style under the Works Progress Administration. The building is also important as a hub of maritime activity and the agricultural commodity trade. The function of the building was to allow for the detection and removal of plant pests that may be harbored on imported plant material. Plant pathologists at Hoboken became responsible for disease determination for nineteen ports in a territory extending from New York south to Norfolk, Virginia and west to Chicago, Illinois.
Number of Archive records 3
Number of Object records 0
Number of Library records 0
Number of Photo records 4

Associated Records

Group of artifacts and records from the former USDA Plant Quarantine Building, 209 River St., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1950-70. - Documents

Group of artifacts and records from the former U.S.Department of Agriculture Plant Quarantine Building, 209 River St., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1950-70. ca. 3 cu. ft. The building that these materials came from was demolished ca. 2000. Includes file records with photographs of insect pests, typewritten and annotated file cards, specimens of some insects, rubber stamps and selected documents.

Image of Copy of HABS Report N.J. 123 for the USDA Plant Quarantine Building, 209 River St., Hoboken. (Demolished ca. 2000) - Documents

Copy of HABS Report N.J. 123 for the USDA Plant Quarantine Building, 209 River St., Hoboken. (Demolished ca. 2000) - Documents

Copy of Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Report N.J. 123 for the U.S.Department of Agriculture Plant Quarantine Building, 209 River St., Hoboken. (Demolished ca. 2000) Enclosure: 1998 memorandum with transmittal of report.

Image of Color photo of an entrance gate to the Port Authority piers on River Street between 2nd & 3rd Sts., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1975. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of an entrance gate to the Port Authority piers on River Street between 2nd & 3rd Sts., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1975. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of an entrance gate to the Port Authority piers on River Street between 2nd & 3rd Sts., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1975. 8" x 10" wide print. Photographer is unknown. The view is looking northeast from River St. At the left is the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Quarantine building. All fences and buildings in this image are now demolished.

Image of Color photo of the exterior of the former U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Quarantine Building, River St., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1995-2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the exterior of the former U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Quarantine Building, River St., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1995-2000. - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the exterior of the former U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Quarantine Building, River St., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1995-2000. 4" x 6" wide print. Photographer not indicated. Reverse is blank. View is looking southeast with gate 4 to the north of the building. Building was demolished ca. 2000.

Image of Color photo negative of of Patricia Samperion Fourth St., Hoboken, no date, circa 1971. - Negative, Roll Film

Color photo negative of of Patricia Samperion Fourth St., Hoboken, no date, circa 1971. - Negative, Roll Film

Color photo negative of of Patricia Samperi on Fourth St. with cleared land for redevelopment up to First St.behind her, Hoboken, no date, circa 1971. One of a group of eight negatives (one with print) from the Samperi family. At the exact center is side of the Continental Hotel, the last property still standing. River Street is to the left; Hudson Street to the right. At the left is the U.S. Department of Agriculture Quarantine Building, 209 River St.; beyond that is the Steneck Building at 95 River St.

Image of B+W photo of U.S.D.A. Quarantine Building interior with several inspectors at work, River St., Hoboken, April 1954. - Print, Photographic

B+W photo of U.S.D.A. Quarantine Building interior with several inspectors at work, River St., Hoboken, April 1954. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photo of interior of U.S.D.A. Quarantine Building, River St., Hoboken, with several inspectors at work, circa April 1954 (caption dated Apr. 22.) 7" x 9" wide print. Photo taken by Associated Press. Reverse has mimeographed caption attached; inkstamped month and year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Quarantine Building was part of the port facilities in Hoboken and located at 209 River St. (east side of River Street north of 2nd St.) Demolished 1990s. None of the people are identified. Text on reverse: AP NEWS FEATURES PHOTO B-26016PLEASE CREDIT (For use Sunday, May 2, with Arthur Edson's Washington AP-N story on insect control) UNDER CONTROL In the unendin