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Title Stonework: 4 stones from original portal entrance, Sybil's Cave, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1830s.
Object Name Stone, Building
Other Name Stone, Worked
Catalog Number 2008.005.0002
Collection Hoboken Buildings & Real Estate Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Four pieces of worked serpentine stone originally part of the exterior portal of Sybil's Cave, Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken. Created ca. 1830s.

Point on Sinatra Drive is approximately the point where Eighth St. would meet the Hudson River if it could extend to the shore line of the river.

No knowledge of designer, fabricator or stoneworker is known. Reputedly designed by a member of the Stevens family on whose property the cave site was located; they were the developers of River Walk of which the cave was an attraction. Source where original stone was quarried is not known.
Date 1832-1836
Year Range from 1832
Year Range to 1836
Search Terms Sybil's Cave
River Road
Frank Sinatra Drive
Eighth St.
Caption general view of 3 stones
Imagefile 064\20080050002.tif
Notes Recovered from site in 2008 when the cave was 'rediscovered' and re-opened by the clearing of debris fill and rockfall that had accumulated since the 1950s.
Classification Caves
Historic Sites
Geology
Geography
Stonework