Retropix: Busch’s Hotel

4/17/2009:

What was there before…

Here’s a special “Hoboken Retropix” entry today – with a cool image you won’t find in many other places.

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A really big Busch

Hoboken411 reader Ed dug up this artists rendering of Busch’s Hotel on (3rd and Hudson where Marine View Towers is now) – and found an associated NY Times article about it titled:

“The Heaviest Man in NJ” (1886)…

Here’s part one of the article…
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SEE THE REST AFTER THE JUMP!!

(Heavy Busch, continued…)

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14 Comments on "Retropix: Busch’s Hotel"

andynnj
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andynnj

Cool! I wish some of these places were still standing.

Ed T.
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Ed T.

Living in this area, we often develop a blind eye to the extensive history surrounding us. It’s great when you can take a second look at something you may see every day and realize the history associated with it.

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Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

It is 300 Hudson, or 54 3rd, on the NW corner. The main entrance is on 3rd.

I live in this building and we’ve done a lot of research on it. It is a great building, quirky and charming inside.

So it is ACROSS from Marine View; sorry Midnight, you are going to have to change your mindset while walking by. And I agree about John Candy… PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES is a classic.

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Great article. Love the “Fat Men’s Association”

9
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Awesome find and great read! What a fat bastard! 😈

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