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CASID Press Release

Honoring JC Preservationist Theodore Conrad

 

Members of the Conrad family and elected officials applaud the unveiling of a plaque honoring Theodore Conrad in the Brennan Court House rotunda.On November 29, 2007 elected officials and community leaders from throughout Jersey City gathered at the Brennan Court House to dedicate the building's rotunda to the memory of the man who saved it from destruction. Theodore Conrad, a lifelong Heights resident and builder of architectural models for some of the most famous buildings built in the 20th century, led citizens in fighting for the preservation of the Court House and many other Jersey City landmarks, including the Loew's Jersey Theatre in Journal Square. He also founded the Riverview Neighborhood Association, which continues to advocate on behalf of residents of Palisade and Ogden Avenues today. And with the dedication of the Court House rotunda, his name will be remembered by even more of the citizens who benefit from his tireless work to save the unique character and landmarks of Jersey City.

Read the Jersey Journal article and editorial about the rotunda dedication.

Conrad's granddaughter Michelle Harris speaks about his role in the life of her family and Jersey City beside a picture of him with a model of the Brennan Court House.Members of the Conrad family pose in front of the memorial plaque with Jersey City Councilman Bill Gaughan and CASID President Michael Yun.Members of the Conrad family admire the plaque.The Brennan Court House.