Description & History

We partner with other preservationist around various landmark campaigns, raise awareness through participating at important community events and meetings, and hold an annual awards ceremony each May to recognize the work and passion of other preservationists. 

Jersey City endured many phases of settlement prior to the Mayor Frank Hague era, through the shipping boom, and more recently another surge in development in the 90s.  All of this has shaped our present-day culturally rich and diverse city.  While we welcome smart development, we must step in on occasion to protect the loss of significant historic resources that contribute to the uniqueness that Jersey City offers. 

Since its founding in 1999, JC Landmarks has held walking and bus tours to educate and inspire residents and visitors about the history of Jersey City. It has advocated at the state and local levels for the preservation of landmarks, partnering closely with with neighborhood associations, students, artists, volunteersand the other community membersand organizations that make up the rich tapestry of Jersey City.  

In all of our work, we remain faithful to the underlying belief that historic preservation is not simply about keeping old buildings standing, but rather incorporating historic resources into the vibrant and dynamic economic and cultural fabric of our “Chilltown” Jersey City.


For more information and updates, please visit our website  and  @jclandmarks on Twitter.


There are a wide range of activities to preserve, promote, and protect Jersey City’s historic resources.  This is your city, get involved!

About the organization

Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy

Richelle Reyes
Board Member, Volunteer Coordinator
Norrice Raymaker
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