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Garret Hobart

Garret Augustus Hobart was the 24th vice president of the United States, serving from 1897 until his death. He was the sixth American vice president to die in office. Hobart was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, on the Jersey Shore, grew up in nearby Marlboro. After attending Rutgers College, Hobart read law with prominent Paterson attorney Socrates Tuttle; the two studied together, Hobart married Tuttle's daughter Jennie. Although he set foot in a courtroom, Hobart became wealthy as a corporate lawyer. Hobart served in local governmental positions, successfully ran for office as a Republican, serving in both the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate, he became Speaker of the first, president of the latter. Hobart was a longtime party official, New Jersey delegates went to the 1896 Republican National Convention determined to nominate the popular lawyer for vice president. Hobart's political views were similar to those of McKinley, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate.

With New Jersey, a key state in the upcoming election, McKinley and his close adviser, future senator Mark Hanna, decided to have the convention select Hobart. The vice-presidential candidate emulated his running mate with a front porch campaign, though spending much time at the campaign's New York City office. McKinley and Hobart were elected; as vice president, Hobart was a close adviser to McKinley. Hobart's tact and good humor were valuable to the President, as in mid-1899 when Secretary of War Russell Alger failed to understand that McKinley wanted him to leave office. Hobart invited Alger to his New Jersey summer home and broke the news to the secretary, who submitted his resignation to McKinley on his return to Washington. Hobart died on November 21, 1899 of heart disease at age 55. Garret Augustus Hobart was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, to Addison Willard Hobart and the former Sophia Vanderveer. Addison Hobart descended from the early colonial settlers of New England. Addison Hobart came to New Jersey to teach at a school in Bradevelt, New Jersey a small hamlet in Marlboro Township, NJ.

His mother was descended from 17th-century Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam who had moved to Long Island and to New Jersey. When Addison and Sophia Hobart married in 1841, they moved to Long Branch, where Addison founded an elementary school. Garret was born in Long Branch on June 3, 1844. Three children survived infancy. Garret attended his father's school in Long Branch; the Hobart family moved to Marlboro in the early 1850s. Childhood tales of the future vice president describe him as an excellent student in both day and Sunday School, a leader in boyhood sports. Recognizing Garret's abilities, his father sent him to a well-regarded school in Freehold, but after a disagreement with the teacher, the boy refused to return, he boarded there during the week. He graduated from the academy in 1859 at age 15, but being thought by his parents too young to go to college, remained home for a year studying and working part-time. During this time, he was a school teacher in the Bradvelt School, the same school as his father's employment.

Garret Hobart enrolled in Rutgers College, from which he graduated in 1863 at age 19, finishing third in his class. He received his diploma from Theodore Frelinghuysen, New Jersey's first major-party vice-presidential candidate, who had run unsuccessfully with Henry Clay in 1844. In life, Hobart was a generous donor to Rutgers, received an honorary degree after becoming vice president, shortly before his death was elected a trustee. After graduation from Rutgers, Hobart worked as a teacher to repay loans. Although Hobart was young and in good health, he did not serve in the Union Army. Addison Hobart's childhood friend, lawyer Socrates Tuttle, offered to take Garret into his office to read law. Tuttle was a prominent Passaic County lawyer. Hobart supported himself during his time of study in Paterson by working as a bank clerk. Hobart was admitted to the bar as an attorney in 1866. In addition to learning law from Tuttle, Hobart fell in love with his daughter. Jennie Tuttle Hobart remembered, "When this attractive young law student appeared in our home I a young girl in my teens, unexpectedly played a rôle of importance by losing my heart to him".

The two were married on July 21, 1869. The Hobarts had long been Democrats; the couple had four children. One daughter, died in 1895. Socrates Tuttle was influential in Paterson. According to Michael J. Connolly in his 2010 article about Hobart, the future vice president "benefitted from Tuttle's beneficence". In 1866, the year he became a lawyer, Hobart was appointed grand jury clerk for Passaic County; when Tuttle became mayor of Paterson in 1871, he made Hobart city counsel. A year Hobart became counsel for the county Board of Chosen Freeholders. In 1872, Hobart ran as a Republican for the New Jersey General Assembly from Passaic County's third legislative district, he was elected, taking nearly two-thirds of the vote

The Hotel Majestic St. Louis

The Hotel Majestic St. Louis in St. Louis, United States is a restored 91-room historic hotel built in 1913–1914, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The Majestic Hotel has 72,000 square feet of space, nine stories and 109 feet tall at its maximum height, is based on a steel frame, it has brick curtain walls and concrete floors. The hotel was designed as a tri-part structure, including a base and capital, is divided by the use of white terracotta. Following major renovations over the course of 2018 and 2019, the hotel is planned to debut in May 2020 as Le Méridien St. Louis. First opened near the end of September, 1914, the hotel is one of St. Louis' few hotels which date from before World War I; the building's Renaissance Revival design is an example of common styles in St. Louis architecture in the 1920s; the hotel was built to serve middle-class guests, but it had advanced fireproofing, two restaurants, a rathskeller. In 1913, construction for the hotel began; the hotel cost about $250,000 to build.

However, it is unclear. Plans for the hotel give credit to Harry F. Roach, while building permits list the architect as Albert B. Groves. Both men were well-known St. Louis architects who had each designed various other hotels, but were never in partnership; the Majestic Hotel was renamed the DeSoto Hotel and still served guests until 1979, when it was announced that the building would be replaced with a parking garage due to the high cost needed to restore the building so it could meet more recent building codes. However, the hotel was given to new owners, they planned to renovate the building for office space. However, a joint venture by Eugene Wolff, Dick Deutsch, Southwestern Bell, called Majestic Associates, used $7 million to restore the building into a luxury hotel, called the Hotel Majestic. Southwestern Bell spent $15 million in 1987 to renovate the building. In 1996, the hotel was sold for $4.3 million to Bray & Gillespie LLC, which operated it under Crowne Plaza. In 1997, Omni Hotels acquired the hotel from Crowne Plaza.

In 2016, Omni Hotels & Resorts sold the Omni Majestic to Hawkeye Hotels, based out of Iowa. Hawkeye has been conducting a major renovation of the hotel throughout 2019 and will debut Marriott's Le Méridien brand in St. Louis upon completion in May 2020

Howard Smith (director)

Howard Smith was an American Oscar-winning film director, journalist, screenwriter and radio broadcaster. Smith was born in Brooklyn in 1936 and raised in Newark, New Jersey where his parents and Sadie Smith, owned a cigar store, his parents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. He was interested in inventions, he graduated from Weequahic High School in 1955 and attended Pace College in New York City but left to write poetry. Smith started his career as a photographer, his work appeared in Life and many other national publications. Several years Smith pursued journalism from another perspective and became a writer for more than thirty years, his articles appeared in magazines ranging from Playboy to The New York Times. He wrote for the New York City based weekly newspaper, The Village Voice, in the 1960s and 1970s. One of his regular columns was "Scenes". Smith was hired by Village Voice co-founder Dan Wolf and continued to write for them until 1989. During the Village Voice's early and formative years, his column, "Scenes", with its reporting on the emerging counterculture, became a part of the paper's groundbreaking new journalism.

The column ran weekly for twenty years and became known for its cutting edge coverage and innovative short-form critiques. His work for the Village Voice is cited as one of the influential examples of the new participatory journalism that made less rigid the distinction between the observer and the observed. At the peak of the historic Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, he managed to get inside the now famous bar with his Village Voice reporter's police credentials, he was the only journalist. He was interviewed on this first-hand reporting in the 2010 documentary film, Stonewall Uprising. Smith produced and directed, with Sarah Kernochan, the Oscar-winning feature-length documentary film, Marjoe, in 1972, about the evangelist Marjoe Gortner; when it was first shown at the Cannes Film Festival it caught the attention of Roger Ebert. He followed up with a documentary film in 1977, called Gizmo!, about improbable inventions of modern times, caught on film. The film received wide acclaim. In the 1960s and 1970s, Smith had a weekend overnight show on WPLJ FM radio in New York City, syndicated nationally, where he conducted extensive in-depth interviews with well-known musicians and notable figures, as well as playing an eclectic mix of albums and songs in the "progressive" freeform rock music and Album-oriented rock formats.

He covered many of the tumultuous era's most legendary events including Woodstock, from which America heard his live radio reports, broadcast around the clock for five full days. Smith became well known for his insights into the growing influence and economic power of America's expanding youth culture; as a result, he lectured and was a guest on many network television shows. In the early 1990s, Smith shifted his creative focus to concentrate his activities in the world of non-profit organizations. Amongst these, he was a board member, Director of Operations for the Mood Disorders Support Group of New York, a New York City organization helping people with depression, manic depression, their families and friends, his sister, Barbara Tripp, attributed the end of his writing career to his manic depression. He was writing a book about his involvement, as both participant and commentator, in the late 1950s beatnik scene, the explosive hippie 1960s, right through to the brouhaha, to characterize the Nixonian mid-1970s.

On November 15, 2005, in New York City, the IFC Center showed Marjoe as the closing film in a series of documentaries called "Stranger Than Fiction". In their program they called it "a lost gem". Smith had kept the original audio reels in his loft, until his son Cass Calder Smith discovered them, he took them to New York filmmaker and artist Ezra Bookstein, who decided to ready the tapes for release after 45 years. In 2012-13, a selection of digitized uncut interviews from 1969 to 1972 were released as digital downloads and as a limited edition CD box set; the collection featured full length audio interviews with many influential artists of the day, including Lou Reed, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton and Jim Morrison. Additionally, digital albums are distributed via iTunes. Several interviews were released on a monthly basis, culminating in the release of the CD box including twelve CDs and a USB drive with five hours of additional audio. A second box set, "I'm Not the Beatles: The John & Yoko interviews 1969-72 with Howard Smith" features all 5 of their interviews on 8CDs and was released in 2014.

A comprehensive book of interview transcripts was published in 2015 by Princeton Architectural Press. The Limited Edition box set was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for its art director, Masaki Koike. Smith was the divorced father of two sons, he died of cancer on May 1, 2014 in Manhattan, aged 77. Smith, Howard. "The Apocryphal Teeny Bopper". The Village Voice. 11. "Stonewall Participants". American Experience. WGBH-TV. 2011. Howard Smith on IMDb The Smith Tapes, Howard Smith interviews from the 1960s to be released",, November 19, 2012. BBC Today radio piece Howard Smith's 1970 Interview in the Village Voice with Jim Morrison "Transcription of Howard Smith's radio interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, December 13, 1970". Archived from the original

Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey

Not be confused with the Borough of Hopewell, New Jersey, Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, or Hopewell, Sussex County, New Jersey. Hopewell Township is a township in New Jersey, United States; the township is within the New York metropolitan area as defined by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 17,304, reflecting an increase of 1,199 from the 16,105 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 4,515 from the 11,590 counted in the 1990 Census; the township dates back to February 1700, when the area was still part of Burlington County. One of the earliest settlers before 1710 was George Woolsey of Jamaica, whose father was one of the earliest pre-1650 settlers of what was New Amsterdam, his descendants maintained the family farm for over 200 years. The township was the name for one of two portions of 800 acres of land purchased in 1714 by William Trent, was formally set off to Hunterdon County, when that county was created on March 11, 1714.

Trenton Township was formed out of this estate on June 3, 1719 to become the City of Trenton. Hopewell Township was incorporated by Royal charter on March 1, 1755, was re-incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as one of the state's initial group of 104 townships. Hopewell Township became part of Mercer County at its creation on February 22, 1838. Portions of the township were taken to form Marion Township, the Borough of Pennington and Hopewell Borough, with additional portions of the township transferred to both Pennington and Hopewell Borough in 1915. Hopewell Township includes the location along the east side of the Delaware River to which George Washington and the Continental Army crossed from Pennsylvania. Once in Hopewell Township, the army marched to Trenton on December 26, 1776; the Battle of Trenton followed. Today, Washington Crossing State Park commemorates this important milestone in American history. Hopewell Township was the location where—two months after being abducted from his home in neighboring East Amwell—the body of Charles Lindbergh Jr. was discovered on May 12, 1932.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 58.911 square miles, including 58.031 square miles of it is land and 0.880 square miles of water is water. The township surrounds Hopewell Borough and Pennington, making it part of two of the 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state, where one municipality surrounds another, the only municipality that surrounds two others; the township borders Ewing Lawrence Township and Princeton in Mercer County. Akers Corner, Baldwins Corner, Bear Tavern, Coopers Corner, Federal City, Harbourton, Harts Corner, Marshalls Corner, Mount Rose, Pleasant Valley, Titusville, Washington Crossing and Woodsville are unincorporated communities and place names located within Hopewell Township; some neighborhoods in the township include Hopewell Brandon Farms and Elm Ridge. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Hopewell Township, New Jersey has a hot-summer, wet all year, humid continental climate. Dfa climates are characterized by at least one month having an average mean temperature ≤ 32.0 °F, at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F, at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F, no significant precipitation difference between seasons.

During the summer months, episodes of extreme heat and humidity can occur with heat index values ≥ 100 °F. On average, the wettest month of the year is July which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. During the winter months, episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < 0 °F. The plant hardiness zone at the Hopewell Township Municipal Court is 6b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of -0.4 °F. The average seasonal snowfall total is 24 to 30 inches, the average snowiest month is February which corresponds with the annual peak in nor'easter activity. According to the A. W. Kuchler U. S. potential natural vegetation types, Hopewell Township, New Jersey would have an Appalachian Oak vegetation type with an Eastern Hardwood Forest vegetation form. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,304 people, 6,282 households, 4,925.088 families living in the township. The population density was 298.2 per square mile. There were 6,551 housing units at an average density of 112.9 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the township was 86.74% White, 2.10% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 8.89% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.31% of the population. There were 6,282 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.6% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of indi


Khadyzhensk is a town in Apsheronsky District of Krasnodar Krai, located on the Pshish River, 113 kilometers southeast of Krasnodar. Population: 21,579 , it was founded in 1864 as the stanitsa of Khadyzhenskaya. Town status was granted to it in 1949. Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is, together with three rural localities, incorporated within Apsheronsky District as the Town of Khadyzhensk; as a municipal division, the Town of Khadyzhensk is incorporated within Apsheronsky Municipal District as Khadyzhenskoye Urban Settlement. Управление по взаимодействию с органами местного самоуправления Администрации Краснодарского края. Справочная информация №34.01-707/13-03 от 23 мая 2013 г. «Реестр административно-территориальных единиц Краснодарского края».. Законодательное Собрание Краснодарского края. Закон №747-КЗ от 2 июля 2004 г. «Об установлении границ муниципального образования Апшеронский район, наделении его статусом муниципального района, образовании в его составе муниципальных образований — городских и сельских поселений — и установлении их границ», в ред.

Закона №1756-КЗ от 3 июня 2009 г «О внесении изменений в некоторые законодательные акты Краснодарского края об установлении границ муниципальных образований». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Кубанские новости", №119, 24 июля 2004 г

North Eighth Street Plaza

The North Eighth Street Plaza is a historic strip mall located at 1500-1532 North Eighth Street in Pekin, Illinois. Orfeo Gianessi built the mall in 1950; the mall was the first of its kind in the Pekin area and signified the onset of post-World War II car culture, as it was designed to draw in automobile traffic from Eighth Street rather than neighborhood foot traffic. It predates any strip mall in the nearby larger city of Peoria and is one of the oldest strip malls in Illinois; the building's design, a single-story straight row of joined storefronts, was typical of early strip malls and is still representative of the International Council of Shopping Centers' official classification of the strip mall. The mall was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 18, 2015