City Trust Company of Newark 122 Roseville Avenue, Newark, NJ. Later The Clipper Ship.

The City Trust Company of Newark was very proud of their vault, in fact, they put it on a post card to solicit business. This card was addressed to J.T. Congleton of North 7th Street. Jerome T. Congleton (1876-1936) was a lawyer and   banker. He joined the the firm of Congleton, Stallman & Hoover in 1917 and in 1933 he became the president of the United States Trust Company of Newark . He was both a lawyer and banker until he died of a heart attack while driving in December 1936.

His political career began early in the 20th century. From 1906-1911 he was an Alderman of the City of Newark and corporate counsel from 1917-1928. He became Mayor of Newark in 1928 and served until 1933 when the deepening Great Depression saw many incumbents put out of office.

The bank building later became The Clipper Ship a Roseville institution.IMG_2468IMG_2469

Advertisements

One thought on “City Trust Company of Newark 122 Roseville Avenue, Newark, NJ. Later The Clipper Ship.

  1. John: Thanks again for all your effort in bring forth such a “Wealth “ of Newark history..My family owned the Clipper Ship for 1938 to 1972.. My Uncle John Patrick Teevan was a legend in Roseville section of Newark, and a very successful in the restaurant/catering business. The riots of 1967 saw an end to a truly remarkable family business. My farther, Marty Ryan was head bartender at The Clipper Ship from 1947 to 1972. I remember the old vault, we stored all the liquor in it.. Regards, Marty Ryan

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s