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  • 1854 - Elizabeth
    Elizabeth, a township of Essex county, New Jersey, on Newark bay and Staten Island sound, 5 miles S. S. W. from Newark. It is intersected by the New...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    ELIZABETH, a township of Essex co., in the state of New Jersey, U.S., bordered on the E by Newark-bay and Staten-island, and watered by Bound and...Read MORE...


  • News 1880 - April 2 - Some of the Queer Happenings of a Few Days.
    Mr. Pritchard, residing in Elizabeth, N.J., has two sons in the tea business in Japan. About two years ago, after a visit to his father's residence,...Read MORE...


  • News 1892 - FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Two Freight Trains Crash Together at Elizabeth.
    A big smashup of freight cars occurred Saturday evening on the Pennsylvania Railroad at the Murray street crossing, Elizabeth, and was the indirect...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Elizabeth
    Elizabeth, a city and the capital of Union co., N.J., 2 miles W. of Newark Bay, 5 miles S.S.W. of Newark, and 14 miles W.S.W. of the city of New...Read MORE...


  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Worlds War Monument, City Hall Park, Elizabeth, N.J.
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Broad Street
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Central R. R. Station. Elizabeth, N. J.
  • News 1903 - Fire Follows Train Crash. Engineer Who Stuck to his Post Slightly Hurt in Elizabeth Accident.
    Elizabeth, N.J., Nov. 21.- A Dunnellen local train on the Central Railroad of New Jersey crashed into a standing coal train at Chilton Street at 4:05 ...Read MORE...


  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    E. Jersey St. From Second St., Showing No. 1 School and Clark Club House
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    El Mora Section of Elizabeth, N.J.
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Stiles Street
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    West Jersey Street
  • News 1906 - FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN - Boys Struck While Crossing Bridge at Elizabeth, N. J.
    Two bodies fell into street

    Lads were returning from base ball game and did not hear the train. Father of one collapses on hearing of...Read MORE...


  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Westminster Church, 1906
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    West Jersey Street, West from Cherry Street, 1907
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Elizabeth Ave. From "Minute Man", 1909
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Christ Church
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Elks' Home
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Elizabeth General Hospital
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Post Office, North Broad St.
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    South Broad Street, North from South Street
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Singer Sewing Machine Factory
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    St. James M.E. Church
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    St. Patrick's Church
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Westminster Avenue
  • 1916
    Elizabeth, a city and the capital of Union co., N.J., 3 miles W. of Newark Bay, 4 miles SSW. of Newark, and 12 mile* SW. of the city of New York. It...Read MORE...


  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Orphan Asylum, Elizabeth, N. J. (1917)
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Elizabeth Ave. showing Court House
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Union County Trust Co.
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Clark Club House
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Elizabeth Avenue
  • News 1930 - BLAME BROKEN PIPE LINE FOR BLAST THAT KILLED 10. MANY OF THOSE HURT WILL DIE OR BE BLINDED. NAPTHA FLAMES, AFTER EXPLOSION IN PLANT, CAUSE BURNS.
    Elizabeth, N.J., Feb. 19. (AP) - The ranks of 60 injured workmen, who were seared with exploding naptha at a Standard Oil refinery late yesterday,...Read MORE...


  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    New City Hall
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Union County Court House
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Winfield Scott Hotel
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Hotel Elizabeth Carteret
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Thomas A. Edison Vocational School
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
    Maple Diner
  • 1964 - August 12 - Race riot in Elizabeth NJ

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Worlds War Monument, City Hall Park, Elizabeth, N.J.

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Central R. R. Station. Elizabeth, N. J.


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Broad Street

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E. Jersey St. From Second St., Showing No. 1 School and Clark Club House

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El Mora Section of Elizabeth, N.J.

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Stiles Street

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West Jersey Street

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Westminster Church, 1906

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West Jersey Street, West from Cherry Street, 1907

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Elizabeth Ave. From "Minute Man", 1909

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Christ Church

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Elks' Home

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Elizabeth General Hospital

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Post Office, North Broad St.

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South Broad Street, North from South Street

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Singer Sewing Machine Factory

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St. James M.E. Church

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St. Patrick's Church

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Westminster Avenue

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Orphan Asylum, Elizabeth, N. J. (1917)

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Clark Club House

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Elizabeth Ave. showing Court House

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Union County Trust Co.

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Elizabeth Avenue

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New City Hall

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Union County Court House

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Winfield Scott Hotel

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Hotel Elizabeth Carteret

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Thomas A. Edison Vocational School

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Maple Diner
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  • 1854 - Elizabeth
    Elizabeth, a township of Essex county, New Jersey, on Newark bay and Staten Island sound, 5 miles S. S. W. from Newark. It is intersected by the New... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ELIZABETH, a township of Essex co., in the state of New Jersey, U.S., bordered on the E by Newark-bay and Staten-island, and watered by Bound and... Read MORE...

  • News  1880 - April 2 - Some of the Queer Happenings of a Few Days.
    Mr. Pritchard, residing in Elizabeth, N.J., has two sons in the tea business in Japan. About two years ago, after a visit to his father's residence,... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Two Freight Trains Crash Together at Elizabeth.
    A big smashup of freight cars occurred Saturday evening on the Pennsylvania Railroad at the Murray street crossing, Elizabeth, and was the indirect... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Elizabeth
    Elizabeth, a city and the capital of Union co., N.J., 2 miles W. of Newark Bay, 5 miles S.S.W. of Newark, and 14 miles W.S.W. of the city of New... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - Fire Follows Train Crash. Engineer Who Stuck to his Post Slightly Hurt in Elizabeth Accident.
    Elizabeth, N.J., Nov. 21.- A Dunnellen local train on the Central Railroad of New Jersey crashed into a standing coal train at Chilton Street at 4:05 ... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN - Boys Struck While Crossing Bridge at Elizabeth, N. J.
    Two bodies fell into street

    Lads were returning from base ball game and did not hear the train. Father of one collapses on hearing of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Elizabeth, a city and the capital of Union co., N.J., 3 miles W. of Newark Bay, 4 miles SSW. of Newark, and 12 mile* SW. of the city of New York. It... Read MORE...

  • News  1930 - BLAME BROKEN PIPE LINE FOR BLAST THAT KILLED 10. MANY OF THOSE HURT WILL DIE OR BE BLINDED. NAPTHA FLAMES, AFTER EXPLOSION IN PLANT, CAUSE BURNS.
    Elizabeth, N.J., Feb. 19. (AP) - The ranks of 60 injured workmen, who were seared with exploding naptha at a Standard Oil refinery late yesterday,... Read MORE...

  • 1964 - August 12 - Race riot in Elizabeth NJ

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