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    Children Reading Statue

    The “Children Reading” statue by Enid Bell is located behind a chain link fence on a grassy lot next to the Union City Free Public Library.

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    Mary Teresa Norton House

    Mary Teresa Norton lived in this house when she was elected to Congress in 1924, becoming the first Democratic woman in the country elected to the U.S. Congress without being preceded by her husband.

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    Jersey City Medical Center

    This massive Art-Deco-style medical complex, built between 1928 and 1941, is one the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places and remains an important visual landmark in Jersey City.

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    Ellis Island Visitor’s Center

    The significance of Ellis Island as the gateway to America for newly arriving immigrants is well established, but the role of women working in various capacities at Ellis Island is one that has not been explored. Further research must be done to adequately understand and describe the important role of women at Ellis Island.

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    Maiden Form Brassiere Company

    Ida Rosenthal and her partner, Enid Bissett, founded the Maiden Form Brassiere Company in the 1920s. The two women first opened a dress shop in New York City, where they developed an innovative new brassiere to respond to the fashion of the times, which called for a flat-chested appearance.