The Labor Bank Building, The Plaza Hotel, and The Jersey Journal Building

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2008-05-08

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Like Times Square in New York, Journal Square was named after the local paper, The Jersey Journal. The Jersey Journal made its home at 30 Journal Square for the 90 years 26 Journal Square is a 180 ft high-rise in Jersey City. It was originally known as the Labor Bank Building. It was completed in 1928 and has 15 floors. The seven-story Hotel Plaza opened in 1924. As a full-service hotel, it had 190 rooms, 160 baths, and several dining rooms like the Wedgewood Dining room, Cocktail Lounge, and Grill and Men's Bar. The banquet hall, decorated in French and Italian Renaissance style, became the gathering place for social and political events in Jersey City. The local Lions Club, Rotary Club, and United Way, among others, met there for fifty years.

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The Jersey City Plaza Hotel, U.S. National Register of Historic Places, New Jersey Register of Historic Places, The Labor Bank Building, 26 Journal Square, Labor Building, The Jersey Journal Building, Journal Square, Jersey City, Hudson County, Gateway, The Gateway Region, New Jersey, NJ, Jersey, The Garden State

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