Bet you don’t remember Eagan School!

6/2/2009:

Doesn’t look familiar, does it…

Found this image on Family-Images.com – and struggled for a few days wondering – where the heck is this building?

Couldn’t recognize it, and scoured the city looking for something similar…

You can see the answer after the jump…

hoboken-eagan-school-ferry-street-1910

(Eagan School, continued…)

There’s a reason it doesn’t look familiar

I was racking my brain, mystified that I couldn’t recognize it, despite many buildings with subtle similarities.. It wasn’t until I ran into Hoboken411 contributor T.G. Heins over at Landmark Coffee – that I got my answer.

There was a postcard for sale on a sandwich board outside the coffee shop, that basically said this row of buildings from 1910 was along “Ferry Street” (Which was renamed) – and is now a parking lot along Hudson Street and Observer Highway. Wonder what happened to these beautiful buildings? Fire? Arson? Ants? Hurricane?

Does anyone know why these buildings disappeared, when there are plenty of pre-1900 structures still standing strong?

where-eagan-school-was-in-hoboken-1910

NOTE: If the notecard at Landmark was wrong for some reason – and was factual inaccurate – please let me know!

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15 Comments on "Bet you don’t remember Eagan School!"

lokelyokel
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lokelyokel

Yea whats with all the cap letter posts people???…lets try to cool out…SERENITY NOW!!!

kal-el
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kal-el

LMAO ! Im only doing that cause i know im braking ball’s !

411, We give up where is this picture from ?

In response to lokelyokel who said:
Yea whats with all the cap letter posts people???…lets try to cool out…SERENITY NOW!!!

8thStGuy
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8thStGuy

No, you are doing it because you are a person of much, MUCH lower than average intelligence. Case in point, the answer is actually ALREADY POSTED IN THE STORY!!

You are the poster boy for birth control.

In response to kal-el who said:
LMAO ! Im only doing that cause i know im braking ball’s !

411, We give up where is this picture from ?

Stpaddygirl
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Thanks mooshu 🙂

mooshu
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mooshu

Stpaddy! I’ve missed you!

Where the hell is Katie? I’ve missed her, too!

YipYap
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H411 re: “Wonder what happened to these beautiful buildings?” Hoboken overall fell into hard times at the advent of WWI when Hoboken was mostly a German town. Apparently so much so that the school children were taught several classes in German and the school board kept meeting minutes in German. Most of the old buildings built in the late 1800s and early 1900s were designed and built by those Germans.

Things in this town changed drastically back in 1917. Within twelve hours after the publication of the President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation that alien enemies must not be found within 100 yards of docks, pies, and waterfronts, United States soldiers, fully armed raided River Street and arrested hundreds of local Germans and sent them off to an internment camp on Ellis Island.

Later on in 1917, the Federal Government declared martial law in Hoboken and ordered all German families out of Hoboken Area. After the war ended many thousands were deported back to Germany.

What we have left from that era is is the fastidiousness of those Germans which can be found in our older buildings built in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Many of those stone and brick buildings were apparently very hard to tear down.

mooshu
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mooshu

Damn aliens make a mess out of everything.

:: Sarcasm off ::

Sad.

In response to YipYap who said:
H411 re: “Wonder what happened to these beautiful buildings?” Hoboken overall fell into hard times at the advent of WWI when Hoboken was mostly a German town. Apparently so much so that the school children were taught several classes in German and the school board kept meeting minutes in German. Most of the old buildings built in the late 1800s and early 1900s were designed and built by those Germans.

Things in this town changed drastically back in 1917. Within twelve hours after the publication of the President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation that alien enemies must not be found within 100 yards of docks, pies, and waterfronts, United States soldiers, fully armed raided River Street and arrested hundreds of local Germans and sent them off to an internment camp on Ellis Island.

Later on in 1917, the Federal Government declared martial law in Hoboken and ordered all German families out of Hoboken Area. After the war ended many thousands were deported back to Germany.

What we have left from that era is is the fastidiousness of those Germans which can be found in our older buildings built in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Many of those stone and brick buildings were apparently very hard to tear down.

spoon
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spoon

what a loss if these buildings were torn down for a parking lot.

Biggest tragedy of something like this was the old penn station.

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