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Old March 3rd, 2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Elizabeth, New Jersey: Midtown

Midtown is Elizabeth's business district. Elizabeth was first English settlement in New Jersey, and the second permanent settlement in New Jersey. The city was also the first capital of New Jersey, until 1665, when New Jersey was slpit into East Jersey and West Jersey. The Midtown area saw several battles and skirmishes during the Revolutionary War, including the Continental recapture of the settlement from the British on January 6, 1777 as part of the New Jersey Campaign.

The Union County Courthouse, at Broad Street & Rahway Avenue. The original courthouse was built in 1903, and the tower was built in 1931.

Businesses on Broad Street.

The Haitian Bethany Baptist Church, on Broad Street.

Businesses at Broad Street & Elizabeth Avenue.

Buildings on Broad Street. St. John's Episcopal Church is on the left.

Businesses on Broad Street.

Buildings on Jersey Street. The Second Presbyterian Church is in the center, and the Amber Court building is on the right.

Buildings on Jersey Street. The Ritz Theatre, built in 1865 as the Drake Opera House and turned into a movie house in 1925, is in the center.

The Martin Building, on Jefferson Avenue.

The Telephone Building, on Grand Street.

The Hersh Tower, at Broad & Grand Streets. The office building was built in 1931.

Buildings on Broad Street.

Businesses on Broad Street. The structure in the middle was built in 1922.

First Presbyterian Church, on Broad Street. The parish was organized in 1664 and the church was built in 1784.

Buildings on Elizabeth Avenue.

Businesses on Elizabeth Avenue.

A house on Pearl Street, built in 1696.

Houses on Pearl Street.

Houses on Pearl Street.

The Elizabeth Public Library, on Broad Street.

A warehouse on Grand Street.

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Old March 4th, 2009, 02:46 AM   #2
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Excellent photos! Thanks for sharing them.
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Ah , Elizabeth , New Jersey , not my favorite city but its a great place to watch the Boats in & out of the Newark Bay! Great Photos of Midtown Elizabeth! Do u have any Newark Bay photos?
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Old March 4th, 2009, 03:39 AM   #4
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It seems alot smaller in pictures, then in person. Just a bit background information Elizabeth has a population of around 120k. Its has three main business centers, Broad Street(mid town), Elizabeth ("the market", mostly Hispanic and Brazilian/Portuguese businesses), and Elmora Street which is around where I live.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 07:28 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing them Midtown Elizabeth looks great
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I never knew it was so big..
The beating of a million drums... The fire of a million guns... The mother of a million sons... CIVILIZATION.
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Thats one beautiful church.
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