Retro Hobokenpix: Union Club

12/3/2008:

Taking a break from my own Hoboken Photos for the rest of the week – instead will feature a different “retro” photo found from the Life Magazine photo archives! (Thanks to Chris for finding them!)

Retro Hobokenpix 12/2/2008

You might wonder where was this picture taken?

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Life Magazine says: “US Steel Board Chairman Benjamin F. Fairless (L) hailing a cab before announcing his retirement to the stockholders.” Photo was taken May of 1955.

Find out where this was – after the jump!

This photo was taken at 6th and Hudson – facing south. Pretty much all buildings seen in this picture are still there.

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9 Comments on "Retro Hobokenpix: Union Club"

homeworld
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[quote comment=”121642″]What used to be there?[/quote]

I don’t know! That’s why I wish we could see what was there.

It’s like the grassy knowl in the Zapruder Film. Now we’ll never know now.

justaview
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justaview

I kind of remember some old shacks being in the back of the lot when I was a young lad.

escaped68
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The current parking lot might have been a small church.

homeworld
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Too bad you can’t see in that photo what used to be in the Stevens 6th Street Parking lot at that corner.

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