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A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Jersey City's Van Vorst Park Historic District
A Walking Tour of Architectural Styles
2. Hampton Court

By Herbert J. Githens

DIRECTION: Just east of the Barrow Mansion on Wayne Street is a group of seven townhouses known as Hampton Court.

These fine townhouses stand in stark contrast to the style of the Barrow Mansion. They date to before 1887 and are representative of the ornate Eastlake manner. Mechanized processes are evident in the cast-iron stoop-balustrade and in the use of ceramic tile and mechanically-routed decorations in the stonework. The tiles are arranged in varying geometric patterns and located under the windows of the first and second floors, very tops of the gables, and continuous belt course at the top of the second-floor windows. The decorative treatment of the stone does not copy natural forms but abstracts them through mechanical processes. Eastlake wrote that "Nature may be typified or symbolized, but not actually imitated."

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