Saturday, May 19, 2007 

Along with John Gomez (founder of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy), Colin Egan (Friends of the Loew's) and photographer Leon Yost, s.a.v.e. hosted a tour of historic sites in Journal Square--the historic heart of Jersey City! 

s.a.v.e would also like to thank Cynthia Harris of the New Jersey room in the Jersey City Free Public Library for assisting s.a.v.e. with our research.




Sites Included:

Path Transportation Center. JFK Boulevard between Pavonia and Sip avenues. 1968-75. Designed by Becker, Bendixon & Murphy and Leibowitz Bodouva & Associates.

Jackie Robinson Statue. PATH Plaza, Journal Square (JFK Boulevard). 1998. Designed by Susan Wagner.

Christopher Columbus Statue. Journal Square Plaza (Bergen Avenue). 1950. Designed by Archimedes Giacomantonio.

Public Service Headquarters (Now Hudson County Community College). Pathside, 25 Journal Square (Sip Avenue). 1911. Designed by John T. Rowland, Jr.

Labor National Bank (Now HCCC/PNC Bank). 26 Journal Square (Sip Avenue). 1928. Designed by John T. Rowland, Jr.

The Jersey Journal. 30 Journal Square (Sip Avenue). 1921. Designed by John T. Rowland, Jr.

Trust Company of New Jersey (Now North Fork). 35 Journal Square, southwest corner of Bergen and Sip avenues. 1920-22. Designed by Col. J. Hollis Wells of Clinton & Russell.

Loew’s Jersey Theatre. 54 Journal Square (JFK Boulevard). 1927-29. Designed by Rapp & Rapp.



(Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, Journal Square, Jersey City, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of Leon Yost.)

Stanley Theatre. 2932 JFK Boulevard at Pavonia Avenue. 1926-28. Designed by Fred Wesley Wentworth.

 St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church. 3026 JFK Boulevard between Van Winkle and St. Paul’s avenues. 1892-97. Designed by George Palliser. Mosaics and murals by Victor Zucchi; stained-glass by Franz Mayer of Munich.


(Architectural rendering of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Journal Square, Jersey City, New Jersey. Collection of the New Jersey Room, Jersey City Free Public Library.)



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