Jeff Smith wrote:Brief Quote:
The station was originally named Erie, after the Erie Railroad, explaining the station columns adorned with the letter “E,” before eventually being renamed after the street adjacent to the station, Pavonia Avenue. Pavonia then became Pavonia/Newport as Newport Associates began redeveloping the waterfront properties. The redevelopment divided Pavonia Avenue, and the Lefraks never seemed quite satisfied with a piece of Jersey City squarely in the middle of the their development eventually lobbying the city to rename Pavonia Avenue to the much more suburban strip mall sounding “Town Square Place.”
I don't like it either when places lose their historic names. It's still the Pan Am building to me, and Misericordia Hospital, not Lady of Mercy.
I'd be interested to know if any other names in the PATH system have changed?
1. Journal Square used to be known as Summit Ave.
2. World Trade Center used to be Hudson Terminal.
3. There also were 19th St. and 28th St. stations, and Manhattan transfer near Hudson Yard/Tower.
And now 4. Newport used to be known as Pavonia/Newport, and Erie.
Oh, and before the H&M moved operations to Newark Penn, there used to be Park Place in Newark up until 1937.