Lincoln Park, Newark
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Lincoln Park, Newark

Lincoln Park Historic District
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Lincoln Park, Newark is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Lincoln Park, Newark
Lincoln Park, Newark is located in New Jersey
Lincoln Park, Newark
Lincoln Park, Newark is located in the US
Lincoln Park, Newark
Location Lincoln Park, Broad, Washington and Spruce Streets, Clinton and Pennsylvania Avenues
Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°43?35?N 74°10?45?W / 40.72639°N 74.17917°W / 40.72639; -74.17917Coordinates: 40°43?35?N 74°10?45?W / 40.72639°N 74.17917°W / 40.72639; -74.17917
NRHP reference # 84002646[1]
NJRHP # 1280[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 5, 1984
Designated NJRHP November 22, 1983

Lincoln Park is a city square and neighbourhood, also known as "the Coast," in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is bounded by the Springfield/Belmont, South Broad Valley, South Ironbound and Downtown neighborhoods. It is bounded by Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (High Street) to the west, West Kinney St. to the north, the McCarter Highway to the east and South St., Pennsylvania Avenue, Lincoln Park and Clinton Avenue to the south. Part of the neighborhood is a historic district listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. Lincoln Park as a street turns into Clinton Avenue toward the south edge of the park.

History and description

Planting the Standard of Democracy

Lincoln Park itself was one of three original colonial era commons and for a long time the heart of a fashionable residential district, the others being Washington Park and Military Park.[3] The area is now home to the City Without Walls gallery (cWOW), Newark Symphony Hall and the Newark School of the Arts.[4]

The main body of Lincoln Park is bounded by Broad Street and contains several statues including Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen, Planting the Standard of Democracy,[5] and most notably Captive's Choice,[6] an historic statue erected in 1884 by Chauncey Ives, an American sculptor living in Rome, Italy. It depicts a young English woman who did not wish to return to her family after being held captive by American Indians during the French and Indian War. Lincoln park also has a healthy and varied array of large, old-growth trees.

In the early 20th century, the Lincoln Park area was a neighborhood of nightclubs known as "The Coast". It was a center of jazz and a red-light district or "tenderloin" formerly called the Barbary Coast, after San Francisco's neighborhood.[7]

The Lincoln Park neighborhood has two community gardens. LPCCD is also planning a large community garden as part of its Façade![8] project behind the old South Park Calvary United Presbyterian Church, an historically preserved facade.[9]

The Lincoln Park Music Festival

The LPCCD sponsors the annual Lincoln Park Music Festival in July, which since beginning in 2006 has grown to be an event attracting 50,000 spectators.[10] The LPCCD would like to develop the Museum of African American Music. (MoAAM) in recognition of the district's past as a breeding ground for music.[11]

Revitalization and arts disrict

The district is slowly being revitalized by The Lincoln Park/Coast Cultural District (LPCCD), which states it mission to "develop a sustainable arts community built on affordable housing, green jobs, Black music, culture and urban farming[12] Newark in the past has been a large producer of gospel music and continues to produce well-known black artists. The Coast is being redeveloped to pay homage and recreate on a small scale an area with deep roots in African American music. An "Arts Park" is also in the planning stages in addition to new housing, stores, a restaurant, nightclub, music studio and dance studio.[13]

Lincoln Park has been designated an "Arts District" of Newark. While not a comparable artist colony in relation to cities of similar or larger size, Lincoln Park is home to the City Without Walls art gallery;[14] the Newark School of the Arts,[15] a heavily endowed[16] performance and fine arts institution; and Newark Symphony Hall (1020 Broad Street), a venue for hip hop, rap, jazz, and performing arts events and concerts. Several independent artists focusing on many types of media live in new or rehabilitated housing investments[17] that have been built since 2008 and continue to target spaces to artists. Because there is no organized membership or organization for artists, it is unknown how many artists live in the area. Several million dollars of capital investment[18] has been made over the past 10 years[when?] in Lincoln Park, including some of the first LEED and eco-friendly certified buildings in the city.

Lincoln Park is surrounded on three sides by more than one dozen small to large in-patient substance abuse rehabilitation facilities for adults and teenagers, mostly suburbanites who are court-sentenced into treatment and rehabilitation. The two main substance abuse treatment centers are CURA, Inc.[19] and Integrity House,[20] both of which operate several men's and women's dormitories as well as out-patient services along the park. Most of these facilities use re-purposed blighted brownstone buildings, former hotels, etc. that were abandoned and in disrepair until they were purchased and rehabilitated into substance abuse treatment facilities. In March 2014, Integrity House opened another 40-bed men's dormitory[21] for in-patient treatment at 49-51 Lincoln Park. This left only a handful of abandoned or blighted structures surrounding Lincoln Park. The Lincoln Park community falls within the East district (or "3rd precinct").

Lincoln Park benefits from its proximity to mixed-use and non-mixed-use properties that include institutional, residential, horticultural, commercial, and educational facilities. Other notable buildings situated along Lincoln Park include:

  • Colleoni Apartments, also known as Lincoln Park Lofts,[22] (39-41 Lincoln Park) a once blighted seven-story hotel transformed into moderate-income housing that opened in 2008[23] after a multimillion-dollar top-to-bottom rehabilitation by Regan Development Corporation[24] of Ardsley, New York, and now managed by The Michaels Organization[25] of Marlton, New Jersey;
  • Lincoln Park Towers[26] (31-33 Lincoln Park), an 18-story low- and moderate-income senior living community in an historic highrise that was once The Medical Arts Building,[27] a medical and surgical facility;
  • Newark School of the Arts[28] (89-91 Lincoln Park);
  • the Adelaide Sanford Charter School[29] (51-53 Lincoln Park);
  • the Dryden Mansion,[30] a center for non-profit organizations; and
  • The Newark Educators' Community Charter School[31] (17-19 Crawford Street), a charter school converted from a 150-year-old horse stable serving approximately 200 students in kindergarten through third grade. Almost all addresses surrounding Lincoln Park are dashed addresses.

See also


  1. ^ "New Jersey - Essex". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Essex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. June 2, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 27, 2009. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Lincoln Park Newark". Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 14, 2011. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "Planting the Standard of Democracy, Newark". Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ "An Historical Incident of November, 1764". Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ Kukla, Barabara, Swing City Newark Nightlife, 192550, Rutgers University Press, ISBN 0-8135-3116-0 
  8. ^ "» Church FacadeLincoln Park Coast Cultural District". Retrieved 2017. 
  9. ^ "Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) Transforms Historic Newark, New Jersey Neighborhood". Retrieved 2017. 
  10. ^ "Newark: A work of art". Retrieved 2017. 
  11. ^ "Lincoln Park Music Festival gets bigger, and more varied, in its seventh year". Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ "Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District". Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ "Black Music Museum Planned for Newark, NJ". Archived from the original on March 11, 2007. Retrieved 2017. 
  14. ^ "City Without Walls". City Without Walls. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ "Home". Newark School of the Arts. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ "About Us". Newark School of the Arts. Retrieved 2017. 
  17. ^ new or rehabilitated housing investments
  18. ^ "Redevelopment project in Lincoln Park section of Newark calls for 66 homes". Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ "CURA, Inc". Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ "Homepage - Integrity House". Integrity House. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ "Integrity House Opens New Residential Recovery Facility in Newark". March 4, 2014. Retrieved 2017. 
  22. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2017. 
  23. ^ "Restored Newark apartments reopen". Retrieved 2017. 
  24. ^ "Real Estate Development In NY NJ CT - Regan Development Corporation". Retrieved 2017. 
  25. ^ "The Michaels Org - The Michaels Organization Home". Retrieved 2017. 
  26. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "Lincoln Park Towers, Newark - 121303 - EMPORIS". Retrieved 2017. 
  27. ^ "The Medical Arts Building". Retrieved 2017. 
  28. ^ "Home". Newark School of the Arts. Retrieved 2017. 
  29. ^ "Home - Adelaide L Sanford Charter School". Retrieved 2017. 
  30. ^ "Crawford Street Partners  » 59 Lincoln Park". Retrieved 2017. 
  31. ^ "Crawford Street Partners  » The Newark Educators' Community Charter School". Retrieved 2017. 

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