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A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Jersey City's Van Vorst Park Historic District
A Walking Tour of Architectural Styles
23. Ward-Heppenheimer Mansion, Jersey Avenue and Montgomery Street

By Herbert J. Githens

This high-styled landmark was designed by Frederick G. Withers, architect of the Jefferson Market Courthouse in Greenwich Village; it was built in 1884. Withers worked as an eclectic in many styles. Here the corner house is clad in Flemish Renaissance garb complete with stepped gables, Palladian window, and bracket-supported projections. Principal walling materials of fine brick and terra cotta sit on a sturdy brownstone foundation. Note the dormer window, which is sheathed in copper, facing Jersey Avenue. The ironwork around the balconies is of original design. This is perhaps the finest house of all the fine houses built on Van Vorst Park

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