Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Warehouse

Provost St. between 1st and Bay Sts., Jersey City, New Jersey

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Description 

From its beginnings in 1859 as a leather and tea importing business in New York to its position as the nation's largest retailer by the mid-20th century, A&P outstandingly symbolizes every major phase of chain-store history in America. The A&P Warehouse is a little-altered, nine story, reinforced concrete structure that between about 1900 and 1929 formed part of a manufacturing and distribution center for the New York-New Jersey-Long Island area. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 2, 1978

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 2, 1978
Reference number
78001766
Area of significance
Commerce
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Warehouse
Current function
Warehouse
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1900; 1929