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Lafayette History Tour
Lafayette Park Gazebo
Jersey City , NJ
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The history of Lafayette is an untold history. While Washington Irving's legendary visit to the Van Horne's "House of the Four Chimneys" is immortalized in such classics as "A History of New York" and "Wolfert's Roost," Lafayette remains largely forgotten in the annals of history. How can a nearly 400-year-old neighborhood remain so overlooked by scholars? Somehow, as we walk through the streets of Lafayette under the shadows of landmarks past and present, its escaped origins emerge, revealing themselves in bricks and cornerstones, steeples and smokestacks. The voices of centuries-old generations ring true, reminding us about transatlantic voyages, Indian villages, ancient trails, Dutch settlements, African-American burial grounds, railroads, ferries, industries, local legends. Continuing onward, observing more, it is as if we ourselves become the historian, capturing what had come before, writing what had never been written.

JCLC--we preserve, protect and promote the architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage of Jersey City. Get to know us at jclandmarks.org
2016 Preservation Month Sponsors: Lord Abbett; Zakalak Restoration Arts; Hopkins Group,LLC; Dixon Leasing; Panepinto Properties.
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Lafayette Park Gazebo (View)
264 Van Horne Street
Jersey City , NJ 07304
United States


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Dog Friendly: Yes!

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