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A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Jersey City's Van Vorst Park Historic District
A Walking Tour of Architectural Styles
5. 47 Wayne Street

By Herbert J. Githens

DIRECTION: Continue east along Wayne Street. Notice the ironwork in this block. Greek Revival ironwork is principally composed of light bars that swirl at the bottom into a "basket" newel post where the handrail spirals. Just before the newel is a boot scraper, where the omission of one vertical bar creates an opening for the boot.

This house has representative Greek Revival stoop-ironwork. The simple drip mold seen on 62 Wayne here gets translated to stone over the window openings in the brick masonry.

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