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Mid-Town Historic District
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NRHP reference No. 95001143
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Added to NRHP October 5, 1995

Mid-Town Historic District is state and federal historic district in the central business district of Elizabeth, in Union County, New Jersey. It encompasses 2-210 and 1-233 Broad St.; 251-339 North Broad Street; 1190-1214 and 1201-1217 East Grand St.; 1125-1169 and 1140-1170 East Jersey Street, and parts of Dickinson Street, Commerce Place, Elizabeth Avenue, and Martin Luther King Plaza. Contributing properties include the Elizabeth Public Library, the Ritz Theatre and the individually listed First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth.


Elizabeth is the fourth largest city by population in New Jersey and the seat of Union County. Located 5 miles south of Newark, Elizabeth has never developed a sizeable skyline, though mid-rises built before and during the Great Depression characterize the Mid-Town Historic District in the core of the city's central business district.

Rank Name Address image Height
Floors Year Notes
1 Union County Courthouse 2 Broad Street File-UnionCoCourtHouse.JPG 72.54 m (238.0 ft) 17 1931 Neo classical
2 Ralph Oriscello Correctional Facility 15 Elizabethtown Plaza 53.04 m (174.0 ft) 14
3 Hersch Tower 125-129 Broad Street HerschTower.JPG 42.67 m (140.0 ft) 14 1931 Art Deco
4 St. John's Episcopal Church Broad Street 35412Elizabethfromabove.jpg 38 m (125 ft) n/a 1860
5 Winfield Scott Tower 321-325 North Broad Street 35.66 m (117.0 ft) 11 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival
6 Albender Building 1143-1145 East Jersey Street 33.53 m (110.0 ft) 11 1928 Neo classical
7 Amber Court 1153-1155 East Jersey Street 34.09 m (111.8 ft) 9 1928 Formerly Elizabeth Cateret Hotel
Renaissance Revival
8 Union County Jail 13-17 Elizabethtown Plaza 34.09 m (111.8 ft) 9 1931
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