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Title Enameled metal street sign, "BLOOMFIELD ST", Hoboken.
Object Name Sign
Catalog Number 2008.004.0060
Collection Hoboken Buildings & Real Estate Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Enameled street sign, "BLOOMFIELD ST", once on Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, northwest corner of Third and Bloomfield Streets, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1920's. Metal, 5-5/8" high x 20-3/8" wide. Fired ceramic royal blue background with white letters on one side only. Mounting hole centered on each end and on the long dimension, top and bottom. Condition is only fair with heavy weathering, chipping and construction spatter.

Note made in marking pen on the back: Building built 1852, Lutheran Church, Removed from the Building Fall of 1986.

This item was attached to the sides of buildings at the street corners; it was not attached to poles. A 1926 article (archives 2008.012.0038) about Hoboken Chamber of Commerce studies and programs, these street signs are discussed. It would appear that there were put in place circa 1921-1925.
Date 1920-1925
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1925
Search Terms Bloomfield St.
Saint John's Lutheran Church
Third St.
Imagefile 064\20080040060.TIF
Notes In some published materials related to this donor, his name is mispelled as Hull.
Classification Signs