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NJCU Neighborhood: NJCU Neighborhood

Jersey City Past and Present entries located near New Jersey City University

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A. Harry Moore School

Courtesy, RF Smith

Fourth Regiment Armory

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Jersey City Athletic Club

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Bayview & NY Bay Cemetery

Courtesy, RF Smith

Bergen Ave. near Fairmount

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Bergen Square

Courtesy, RF Smith

Christ Hospital

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City Hall, Jersey City NJ

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Columbia Hall

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Old HC Courthouse & Jail

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Divine Fairmount Hotel

Courtesy, RF Smith

HC Administration Building

Courtesy, RF Smith

Hancock House

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HC (Brennan) Courthouse

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Lincoln Monument

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Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park

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Hudson (now JFK) Boulevard

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Journal Square

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Lincoln High School

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Newark Avenue, Jersey City NJ

Courtesy, RF Smith

Newark Avenue, Jersey City NJ

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Pacific Avenue, Jersey City NJ

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Paterson Plank Road, Jersey City NJ

Courtesy, RF Smith

Paulus Hook Monument

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Pershing Field

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Dudley S. Gregory Mansion

Courtesy, RF Smith

Pulaski Skyway

Courtesy, RF Smith

Jersey City Reservoir

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Tise Tavern

Courtesy, RF Smith

Van Vorst Park

Courtesy, RF Smith

YMCA, Jersey City NJ

Courtesy, RF Smith

Barrow Mansion

Courtesy: Jersey City Free Public Library

NJCU Neighborhood

NJCU Neighborhood

The feature we call "NJCU Neighborhood" is a pictorial excursion of the campus of New Jersey City University and the surrounding area. The campus, located between Kennedy Boulevard and Route 440, is bordered on the south and north by private residences. To the east and across the street from Hepburn Hall along Kennedy Boulevard are Synder High School, the A. Harry Moore School, a student residence, and Audubon Park.

Down Culver Avenue from Kennedy Boulevard to the west, one notices the expansion of the campus over the decades. These include the addition of Fries Hall to Hepburn Hall and the Michael B. Gilligan Student Union Building. Down Audubon Avenue from Kennedy Boulevard, there is the Guarini Library, Vodra Hall, the Professional Building, and the student residence building. In the interior of this development are Rossey Hall, Karnoutsos Hall, and the Science Building.

On the northern side of Culver Avenue are the Fine Arts Building and the Athletic and Fitness Center. At the corner of Culver and West Side avenues is the Miss America Diner. North of the campus on West Side Avenue is evidence of old industrial plants that have been renovated and the recently installed West Side Avenue Station at Claremont Avenue on the NJ Transit Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.

Below the campus between Audubon and Culver avenues are attached townhouses that were constructed after World War II. A few of the streets within the housing development have names associated with the founding of the University as a teacher certification institution or "normal" school in 1929. Also, between Audubon and Culver avenues to the foot of the hill at West Side Avenue is one of the first cooperative apartments in Jersey City called College Towers. Each building is named for a college or university.

NJCU Walking Tour Map

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