Monday, July 28, 2008
Union Club Gets a Touch-Up
July 28, 2008
It's a grand old building, just a few doors away from my front door. Once known as the Deutscher Club von Hoboken, it became the Union Club as World War II loomed, and became condominiums as such clubs in Hoboken began to give up the ghost soon after the turn of the 21st Century. I like the old postcard picture my friend Slezak sent me.
Last week as I came home I noted men at work trimming the old building out with a bit of copper. Looks pretty smart, and of course, will take on that patina of verdigris as it oxidizes over time. As you can see, the old lady has grown in height since the year the first picture was taken. Wonder what those upper-floor condos look like.