The Four Corners, Newark, NJ before 1907

This post card with its vivid colors was printed in Germany. In fact, prior to WWI most color cards were printed  in Germany due to their superior quality. The westward looking view shows the early to mid 19th century four story brick commercial structures on the northwest corner of Broad and Market. Most of these buildings would be replaced by 1920. The tall building that punctuates the end of that row is the original Louis Bamberger Department Store. The square block store that most people remember as Bamberger’s would not rise and open until 1912. Even that building would be built in stages as it took Louis Bamberger awhile to acquire and develop the entire block. Some may remember that the original Bamberger’s building eventually became Ohrbach’s.IMG_2554

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