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1958 Hackensack/Central Bergen Business Map
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Re: 1958 Hackensack/Central Bergen Business Map
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 04:54:26 PM »
Although I’ve been gone for many years, the Hackensack Business Center street map is pretty much as I remember it from the old days. 

It’s hard to imagine that Hackensack Hospital was once such a small structure.  It is difficult for me to read the name of the street on the map directly above the hospital, but I believe it to be Hospital Place.  I once knew a family that lived on this street just across from the hospital.  I remember them saying that they would have to move soon because the hospital would be taking over their property.  This would probably have been around 1960.

It seems that the creation of HUMC over the years has displaced a lot of people.  In addition to all the homes in the immediate vicinity of the hospital, some businesses must also have been taken out on the Essex St. hill, including the Grand Union grocery store and Breslow’s.  There were also several large older apartment complexes on the east side of Prospect Ave. just to the north of Essex St. which have to be long gone too.