New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building

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New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building
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New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building is located in Essex County, New Jersey
New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building
New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building is located in New Jersey
New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building
New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building is located in the US
New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building
Location 540 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′31″N 74°10′8″W / 40.74194°N 74.16889°W / 40.74194; -74.16889Coordinates: 40°44′31″N 74°10′8″W / 40.74194°N 74.16889°W / 40.74194; -74.16889
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1929
Architect Ralph Thomas Walker; Voorhees, Gmelin and Walker
Architectural style Art Deco
NRHP reference # 05001054[1]
NJRHP # 3127[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 21, 2005
Designated NJRHP August 3, 2005

New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building, is located in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The building was built in 1929 by the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 21, 2005. The art deco building was designed by Ralph Thomas Walker of the architectural firm Voorhees, Gmelin, and Walker. The buff brick and sandstone façade is decorated with pilasters created by sculptor Edward McCartan. Since the building's opening, soft orange lights have bathed its upper floors at night.The building is 20 stories and 275 ft (84 m) tall.[3] The building later became headquarters for Verizon New Jersey, Inc.[4][5][6]

The building was sold in 2017 to be converted to residential high-rise.[7]

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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. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 27, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Historical Landmarks". City of Newark. Archived from the original on June 21, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Verizon Company Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Verizon Company Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  6. ^ Loopnet: Verizon Building Retrieved =2010-08-31
  7. ^ http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2016/05/historic_verizon_building_in_downtown_newark_sells.html