St. Joseph’s Home

Surrounded by the growing Jersey City, in a street pointed in direction of the Manhattan’s new era skyscrapers, St Joseph’s Home stands as an image frozen in time. Not the last of the Romanesque revival buildings in the neighborhood this fine masonry building has once been a part of the enclosed urban block featuring sequences of facades. The flanks of the building today show the vulnerable side of this architecture, with walls that were never meant to be seen.

However, the one facade that was meant to be seen, reveals fine elements of architecture, dentil cornice moldings, real masonry arches, pyramidal spire and gables, rusticated stone bandings, and for the patient observer, even more.

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