Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ironbound Building Could Become Historic Landmark

Newark, New Jersey: A building in Newark's East Ward may soon be considered by the City of Newark to be a historic property.

According to a legal notice, the Dietze Building, located in the Ironbound at 60-64 Union Street, between Ferry Street and Hamilton Street, is in the process of being designated as a historic landmark by the Newark Landmarks and Historic Preservation Committee and the City of Newark.

Originally built in the 1890s, according to the notice, the Dietze Building, which is four stories tall, was reconstructed in 1927 for the Dietze Realty Corporation by architect Charles F. Ackerman. It is currently used for residential and artist spaces.

Local artist Anker West applied for the historic designation in 2014, the notice reports. 

According to Old Newark, the Kirchhof Patent Company once operated a toy factory in the building, and a 'ghost sign' advertising novelties can still be seen outside the building.

The Newark Municipal Council passed the first reading of the proposed historic designation on June 15 and will vote on the final reading on July 7.

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