Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Grant Award: $535,327 (1997); $37,500 (2012); $150,000 (2016) Grant Recipient: City of Hoboken County: HudsonMunicipality: Hoboken City
Hoboken City Hall has been the municipal center for 130 years and continues to house the city's critical administrative offices. Construction of the building in 1881-83 reflected Hoboken's growth as an industrial and transportation center. Designed by Francis G. Himpler in a distinctive Second Empire style carried out in brick and brownstone, the structure is architecturally significant for its monumental facade with classical detailing, typical of civic architecture in the late 1800s. In 1911, the building was enlarged with the addition of two wings at the front, a jail to the rear and the conversion of the mansard roof into a third story. The third floor was modified for use as an armory during World War I.
The Trust grant would help fund the restoration of the main portico, including repairs to the brownstone, windows, and coffered ceiling. The work is based on the recommendations of a preservation plan that was funded with a 2012 Trust grant.
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