Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Hoboken Terminal

New Jersey Historic Preservation Bond Program
Grant Award: $400,000 (1990); $300,000 (1991)
Grant Recipient: New Jersey Transit
County: Hudson
Municipality: Hoboken

Constructed in 1907 as the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Terminal Complex, Hoboken Terminal was designed in the Beaux Arts style by architect Kennith Murchinson. The terminal was a milestone in American transportation development, combining rail, ferry, and pedestrian facilities in one of the most innovatively designed and engineered structures in the nation. Hoboken Terminal was the first use of the Bush type train shed, which quickly became ubiquitous.

The two Trust grants helped fund the repair of the ferry terminal roof and clerestory, a crucial first step in the ongoing restoration of this magnificent public building. It is now owned and operated as a commuter rail terminal by New Jersey Transit.

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