History of Hudson County and of the Old Village of Bergen/The New Building of the Trust Company of New Jersey
New Main Office Building, Bergen and Sip Avenues, Jersey City
The New Building
owering from the crest of Bergen Hill, with command of view that includes the whole panorama of the Island of Manhattan, the Hudson River, the great harbor, and New Jersey inland to Newark and the Oranges, stands the new building of the Trust Company of New Jersey.
Located on the southwest corner of Bergen and Sip Avenues, Jersey City, it has a situation that not only gives it the utmost convenience of access from New York and all surrounding suburbs and towns, but that also makes it central to all the business activities of this industrial and commercial New Jersey territory.
Past its doors go the principal trolley lines, as well as jitney and bus lines that radiate through Hudson County. It is on the lines of the Hudson and Manhattan River Tube trains, and branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Throughout its design and construction there has been a consistently executed plan for combining the most complete modern utility and comfort with the greatest beauty attainable in these tall structures which so admirably lend themselves to splendid effects. Its architects, Clinton & Russell, have made it a perfect expression of the Italian Renaissance style, attaining height and magnitude with effortless grace.
The Banking Room
The building is of eleven stories and basement. Of these, the basement, besides accommodating a part set aside for the mechanical plant that serves the building, contains the fully equipped large safe deposit and storage vaults of the Trust Company of New Jersey.
The banking room of the Main Office of the Trust Company is on the first floor, the entrance to the offices being on Bergen Avenue and the entrance to the bank being on the corner. These premises are designed not only to give customers all modern banking conveniences, but to provide them with surroundings that shall satisfy a high sense of beauty. The decorative scheme is in the rich Italian marble known as Botticini, and the accompanying details are worked out in bronze and mahogany as the appropriate metals and woods. There is a ceiling in plaster with finely wrought decoration in flat relief.
The upper ten stories are wholly for tenant purposes, there being about 60,000 square feet of space for offices. They are, of course, served thoroughly with all conveniences of the highly modern office building.
There are three elevators, and they are of the high-speed traction type, thus assuring adequate service under peak load conditions. The completely fire-proof construction is supplemented with two flights of fire stairs, fire stand-pipe, hose connections, and many exits.
Besides hot and cold water, steam and electricity, the building is provided with a system of pipes that convey hygienically cooled drinking water to all premises. The window spaces are large, and plate-glass panes assure clearness of vision as well as good appearance within and without. The tiling and plumbing, as well as all other accessories for daily convenience, are of the best modern sanitary construction.
Safe Deposit Vaults
Typical Floor Plan, Fourth to Tenth Floor inclusive, New Main Office Building of
The Trust Company of New Jersey
Bergen and Sip Avenues (Journal Square)
Jersey City. N. J.
Receives Savings Deposits, and pays interest thereon, at the rate of 4 per cent per annum.
Receives deposits subject to check, as in a bank, payable at sight or through the clearing house, allowing interest thereon at the rate of 2 per cent; also issues certificates of deposits bearing interest.
Lends money on approved security.
Acts as Trustee under any mortgage or deed of trust, or for any individual who desires to provide for members of his family or others.
Acts as Executor, Trustee, Administrator, Guardian, Receiver, Committee, Assignee or Registrar.
Acts as Fiscal or Transfer Agent for any State, municipality or corporation.
Accepts securities for safe keeping, remitting interest and dividends to the depositor.
Acts as Agent in this State for corporations organized under the laws of the State of New Jersey.
Rents Safe Deposit Vaults from $5.00 upward.
This Company makes a specialty of the accounts of persons who, through lack of experience, desire assistance and advice in the management of their investments.