Home Office Building

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For the Home Office Building in London, see 2 Marsham Street.

The Fireman's Insurance Company was an insurance company founded in 1855 in Newark, New Jersey that built two buildings downtown to house its offices.

Home Office Building
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Home Office Building is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Home Office Building
Home Office Building is located in New Jersey
Home Office Building
Home Office Building is located in USA
Home Office Building
Location 8-12 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′25.6″N 74°10′6″W / 40.740444°N 74.16833°W / 40.740444; -74.16833Coordinates: 40°44′25.6″N 74°10′6″W / 40.740444°N 74.16833°W / 40.740444; -74.16833
Area 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built 1928
Architect Jay H. and Wilson C. Ely
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 82003273[1]
NJRHP # 1253[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 17, 1982
Designated NJRHP April 30, 1982

The Home Office Building is located adjacent to Military Park at 10 Park Place in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The building was built in 1928 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1982.

The building was designed by Jay H. and Wilson C. Ely and built for the Fireman's Insurance Company. Construction began in 1924 and the building was completed in 1928. In 1982 the building was designated a New Jersey Historic Place and a National Historic Place. The 10-story building has 16,000 square feet (1,490 m2) of space. The Berger Organization purchased the building in 1990, the same year a plaque was placed on it by the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee. The building underwent renovations in 2006.[3]

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This insurance company was founded in 1855 in Newark. These headquarters were built during the height of the company's expansion in 1924-1928. This ten story structure features Classical Revival ornamentation on facades and in major interior spaces. The architects were the prominent Newark firm John H. and Wilson C. Ely. A major restoration of the building by the Berger Organization was begun in 1989 for continued use as professional offices...

Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee plaque.

Fireman's Insurance Building[edit]

Fireman's Insurance Building
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General information
Type Office
Location Broad and Market Streets
Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′8.5″N 74°10′18.5″W / 40.735694°N 74.171806°W / 40.735694; -74.171806
Completed 1910
Height
Roof 205 ft (62 m)
Technical details
Floor count 19
Design and construction
Architect Marvin Davis Turton
References
[4][5]

The company had previously been based in a building they had also built. The Fireman's Insurance Building was one of the first skyscrapers in the city and the tallest in the city upon its completion in 1910.[6][7] It is situated at the northeast corner of Market and Broad Streets, the original heart of downtown and the Four Corners Historic District.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Essex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. January 10, 2010. p. 3. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Fireman's Insurance Company Building". Berger Organization. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "TALLEST BUILDING IN NEW JERSEY; Firemen's Insurance Co.'s New Home in Newark Will Be 205 Feet High.". New York Times. February 6, 1910. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Fireman's Insurance Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  6. ^ http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=firemensinsurancebuilding-newark-nj-usa
  7. ^ "TALLEST BUILDING IN NEW JERSEY; Firemen's Insurance Co.'s New Home in Newark Will Be 205 Feet High". The New York Times. February 6, 1910.