Hobokenpix: Mini row houses

3/22/2009:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 3/22/2009

These have to be the tiniest collection of single-family row houses in Hoboken (2nd St. between Willow and Park).

Anyone care to guess the total square footage?

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16 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Mini row houses"

strand tramp
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strand tramp

and the munchkins put out barricades to block the streets to munchkin land at all times.

SweetPea
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SweetPea

[quote comment=”143920″]If I remenber correctly the terrace house were build for the employees of stevens and were modeled after row houses in england. There was no central heating and were heated by gas stoves on the first level. They were less then desirable when i was growing up. Also their streets are private and are they still cobblestone?[/quote]
I believe they were built for the ones building Stevens Institute, not the employees but I could be wrong. The streets are indeed private, just like some up by the Shipyard & Maxwell Place.

a_siren
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The Willow Terrace lots are 12.2 ft. wide by 50 ft long. I believe the original houses were about 24 ft long, and pretty much all these houses were renovated to add a back room(s) that extend the houses to extend them to about 38ft. long (with a 12×12 back yard), if not all 50ft(no back yard). These houses originally had 2 floors with a third floor peaked roof attic, but many people have expanded and made a full third floor with a flat or nearly flat roof line.

I’ve not been in two that were laid out the same, and I’ve been in a bunch of them. They were built circa 1897, and thus have been renovated multiple times.

bmoc04
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bmoc04

This site I go to that is devoted to curiosities surrounding the history of NYC once did a Hoboken page. Pretty cool shots. A sentence on Willow Terrace confirms that they were built for Stevens employees.

http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET%20SCENES/hoboken/hoboken.html

strand tramp
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strand tramp

completely wrong. willow terr is where Glenda rules and the WWof the W is powerless. the cobbles used to be yellow.

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