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Title Sepia-tone photo of business exterior, W.C. Budenbender, 404 Washington St., Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1900-1909.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2008.001.0025
Collection Hoboken Buildings & Real Estate Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Sepia-tone photo of the exterior of business, W.C. Budenbender, 404 Washington Street, Hoboken, no date, circa 1900-1909. 4" high x 5-1/2" wide print on 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" photographer's mount. Photographer not indicated. Reverse has two separate pencil notations, both appearing contemporary: "404 Washington" and "56."

An undentified woman with hat stands outside the entrance to the business which was real estate and insurance et al.

The signage indicates the proprietor was a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Deeds, Pension Attorney and Notary Public. On the bottom sign it notes: Coal and Wood.

To the right of the main window with the gilt lettering is a sign board with the business titles appearing in German.

See notes for excerpt from New York Times, Nov. 21, 1909. Budenbender, a resident of 315 Hudson Street, was not a member of the legal bar. He committed suicide after being arrested in a 1909 scandal.
Photographer n/a
Place Hoboken
Date 1900-1909
Year Range from 1900.0
Year Range to 1909.0
People Budenbender, William C.
Search Terms Budenbender. W.C.
404 Washington St.
Notes From: New York Times, November 21, 1909, Sunday, page 8.

[Article title] ACCUSED OF FRAUD JUSTICE A SUICIDE; Wm. C. Budenbender, Hoboken's Marrying Magistrate, Shoots Himself to Escape Trial. TOOK $75 AS LAWYER'S FEE But Was Not a Member of the Bar -He Was Said to Have Married Prince de Sagan and Mme. Anna Gould.

[First paragraph] William C. Budenbender, the Hoboken Justice of the Peace who was arrested on Friday on the charge of obtaining money from a woman under false pretenses, committed suicide in his home at 315 Hudson Street yesterday evening. He was the Justice, who was supposed to have married the Prince de Sagan to Mme. Anna Gould before they sailed from here last year.
Orig/copy Original
Caption cropped to image
Imagefile 063\20080010025.TIF
Classification Business & Commerce
Signs
Buildings
Exteriors
Real Estate