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Mapping the Territory: Hudson County in Maps, 1840-2013 > Hoboken Historical Museum - Mapping the Territory: Hudson County in Maps, 1840-2013, Jan. - Sept. 2013, Section 4-2 by Hoboken Historical Museum

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Sep 25, 2013
Date taken
Sep 22, 2013
cityscapes, environmental, geology, street

Section 4-2 (southeast wall)
Union Hill & West Hoboken (modern Union City); Weehawken
Map at right:
Map of Jersey City, Hoboken & Suburbs.
Made for John R. Ward, A. L. Van Buskirk, D.S. Gregory, Edwin A. Stevens, Edward Coles, Water Commissioners. Appointed by the Act of the Legislature of New Jersey, March, 18, 1851. By Clerk & Bacot, City Surveyors, Jersey City. Lithographed paper mounted on canvas, 39" high x 54" wide.
---The Water Commission was created to address both water supply and sewage needs for the developed areas of the county. They were empowered to create reservoirs and supply systems. The map here is early in the process and does not depict any of the systems that were created. It does have elevations noted (mostly inland from the river) that would be useful in siting water sources.
--Notable is that Edwin A. Stevens (Stevens Institute of Technology was founded by a bequest by him) of Hoboken was a member. A son of Hoboken’s founder, Colonel John Stevens, Edwin and other family members were large landholders and controlled the Hoboken Land & Improvement Company.
Hoboken was a township in 1851. John Stevens had much earlier planned a street grid for the city and some were in use at this time. Note that on the map below (detail left), some named streets were in different locations than the modern ones (compare to 1941 street map at right) and then included two that were named Washington, a Street and an Avenue. Only the Street remained when the township became a city in 1855.
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