The below information has been supplied to us from some wonderful people.
The White four story home in the fourth photo was owned by my Grandfather George (POP) Fahey and later owned by the Dillon family. Both families were brought up in the shades of Weehawken. “Pop” George Fahey was the father of (11) children and Alvin Dillon was the father of 6) children. Regards Don Coss
building is the old police station & town hall. It is now the VFW post 1923 meeting place 309 Park Ave.
partial house on the left side of the picture has been demolished, it was right
next to the Shippen Street steps. I don't know exactly when the VFW moved
into the old town hall but I believe it was around 1935. It still has the
cell where they kept the prisoners (it is used as a bar at the present
time). The meeting hall is on the second floor. On the top floor is an
apartment that is not used for anything. The house to the right of the
VFW has been done over and is occupied by three families.
building is next to a empty lot which is right next to the steps.
I am correct, the area in the picture is immediately north of the Shippen
Street steps on Park Avenue. When I knew the area in 1950, the house on
the extreme left had been torn down and was a vacant lot. The third house,
the victorian, had been vacant and boarded up for quite some time but
about a year prior to 1950 a family bought it and began a major
renovation. In 1950 the house with the flagpole in front housed the
Oulten-Kraft VFW Post. These three buildings comprise the three parcels of
land immediately north of the Shippen Street steps. Directly across the
street is the granite wall over which is the Lincoln tunnel. I hope this helps. The
color photographs were taken in May 2000.
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