Home Office Building
|Location||8-12 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey|
|Area||0.6 acres (0.24 ha)|
|Architect||Jay H. and Wilson C. Ely|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|NRHP reference #||82003273|
|Added to NRHP||June 17, 1982|
|Designated NJRHP||April 30, 1982|
The Home Office Building is located adjacent to Military Park at 10 Park Place in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The building was built in 1928 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1982.
The building was designed by Jay H. and Wilson C. Ely and built for the Fireman's Insurance Company. Construction began in 1924 and the building was completed in 1928. In 1982 the building was designated a New Jersey Historic Place and a National Historic Place. The 10-story building has 16,000 square feet (1,490 m2) of space. The Berger Organization purchased the building in 1990, the same year a plaque was placed on it by the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee. The building underwent renovations in 2006.
This insurance company was founded in 1855 in Newark. These headquarters were built during the height of the company's expansion in 1924-1928. This ten story structure features Classical Revival ornamentation on facades and in major interior spaces. The architects were the prominent Newark firm John H. and Wilson C. Ely. A major restoration of the building by the Berger Organization was begun in 1989 for continued use as professional offices...
|Fireman's Insurance Building|
Broad and Market Streets|
Newark, New Jersey
|Roof||205 ft (62 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Marvin, Davis & Turton|
The company had previously been based in a building they had also built. The Fireman's Insurance Building was one of the first skyscrapers in the city and the tallest in the city upon its completion in 1910. It is situated at the northeast corner of Market and Broad Streets, the original heart of downtown and the Four Corners Historic District.