The Hackensack Business Center from an earlier Golden Era
Journeys into Hackensack
It does not take much time away from town to feel disoriented by all the changes to Hackensack – especially in the central business area between Temple Avenue and the Court House.
Old time fixtures are no more. New and exciting residences and businesses are popping up.
Now marketed as “The Sack”, downtown Hackensack has long had appeal and lure to earlier generations.
Here is a map of what is described as the “Hackensack Business Center”, circa 1958.
We only had access to one side so we are unaware of what business listings may have been on the other side.
This side includes some old mainstays in town, such as The Hackensack Trust Company, Oritani Savings & Loan, National community Bank, Fairmount Lumber, Valley Fair, Grand Union and Duby the Florist. But there were others from outside of town such as L. Campi Decorators of River Edge, The Handy Man of East Paterson, and Paramus Bowling (even though Hackensack was home to its hometown favorite, Bowler City).
The old 1930’s Hackensack Bus Terminal is listed prominently. So is the Fairmont Station (now Cranberry Junction). Same for the recently abandoned YMCA.
Perhaps you notice other details? Are there old time businesses that you recognize ?
Image credit: hackensacknow.org