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Wallach Building, 88 East State Street, Trenton, Mercer County, NJ

Wallach Building, 88 East State Street, Trenton, Mercer County, NJ

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Wallach Building is a commercial building erected on the corner of State and Broad Streets, the heart of downtown Trenton. The modern steel frame building with greatly simplified classical detailing replaced nine individual 19th century buildings which had crowded together on this site. Planned in the Roaring Twenties, but completed during the Depression, th Wallach Building was the most modern building in this block of downtown. The building was most popularly known as part of the Dunham's Department Store in the 1950s-60s, and it carries a lighted sign for Dunhams on the corner overlooking State and Broad Streets,
Survey number: HABS NJ-968
Building/structure dates: 1934 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1987 Demolished

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Date

1934 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Klemann, William
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Location

Trenton (N.J.)40.22017, -74.76439
Google Map of 40.2201658, -74.764394
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html