Jersey City History


Preservation Districts


Underground Railroad

Fire Department

Black Tom Explosion

Historic Buildings

Significant Dates


Frank Hague

The John V. Kenny Era

Bret Schundler

Glenn Cunningham

1939 WPA Guide

Research Resources

Afro-American Museum

John Champe

Abraham Lincoln


First Baptist Church

Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Thomas Fleming


Old Prints


Frank Sinatra

Rock and Roll Banned


Genealogical History Of Hudson And Bergen Counties New Jersey

This Statue of Jackie Robinson in Journal Square commemorates
his groundbreaking game in Jersey City. This event ended the color barrier in professional sports.

Jersey City And Its Historic Sites, Published in 1899
Old Bergen, Published in 1902

Thomas F. X. Smith was Mayor from July 1, 1977 to May 12, 1981.
His book, The Powerticians, is perhaps the best known history of Jersey City
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Dating from 1740, Jersey City's Oldest House
Original prints of this and other images are available from the artist, Richard La Rovere.
The Federalist Fathers and the Founding of Jersey City, Published in 1927

Mayor Frank Hague (right), a teetotaler, held a early morning reception on New Year's Day.
His followers had the choice of imbibing moderately the night before or suffering silently through the ceremony.
This photo dates from January 1, 1947 – the last year of Hague's rule.

Jersey City Politics Facebook Group

Anthony Olszewski

The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and The Central Railroad Terminal
Visit Liberty State Park!

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