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Weehawk Banking Company - Hackensack, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 40° 52.770 W 074° 02.616
18T E 580581 N 4525820
Quick Description: This building, built around 1831, has been a bank, a law office, and a newspaper publishing company and is located at 14 Washington Place in Hackensack, NJ.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 3/17/2011 9:00:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMAZRA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 7

Long Description:
The lot on which this building now sits, was used by Gen. George Washington as his headquarters in 1776 as the American Army retreated through New Jersey. The Weehawk Banking Company was incorporated by the New Jersey General Assembly in 1824. It isn't known exactly when the building was constructed...but, the best guess by historians is around 1831. This website (visit link) has an exhausting history of the building. The building is now used once again as a law office.

The Bergen County Historical Society marker in front of the building reads:

"BANK HOUSE

Erected about 1831 by the
Washington Banking Company.
The first bank in present
Bergen County, it opened in
the nearby Mansion House
in 1825-1826. After the bank
failed in 1833, it housed the
offices of prominent lawyers
and judges. Later the home
of the "New-Jersey Citizen",
a newspaper published in
the 1870s. The original
Federal style building was
enlarged by additions to the
side and rear in 1909.
SPONSORED BY MICHAEL J. BRESLIN, JR., Esq. 1981"
Address:
14 Washington Place Hackensack, NJ


Year: c. 1831

Website: [Web Link]

Current Use of Building: Law Offices

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