Guide to the Walter’s Inn, North Bergen, NJ Collection 1940-1980s MG 1637


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information

Container List

Walter’s Inn Documents

Guide to the Walter’s Inn, North Bergen, NJ Collection
MG 1637
The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
(973) 596-8500 x249
© 2006 All rights reserved.
The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Robert Vrabel, February 2006.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. February 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Walter’s Inn (North Bergen, N.J.)
Title: Walter’s Inn, North Bergen, NJ Collection
Dates: 1940-1980s
Abstract: This collection consists of various administrative and legal papers relating to the Walter’s Inn of North Bergen, NJ
Quantity: .66 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 1637

Biographical Note

Located at 9028 Palisade Plaza, North Bergen, NJ, the building that would later become Walter’s Inn was built ca. 1895. In 1940, the building was transferred from a relative, Stanley Gorecki, to Walter Szydlowski. Repairs were done and the tavern known as Walter’s Inn was opened. Walter’s Inn (also referred to as Walter’s Tavern) served alcoholic beverages as well as food. Following the death of Walter Szydlowski in 1964, the property was transferred to his wife, Antonia Szydlowski. When she died in 1971, the property was willed to her daughter Irene Carick, (formerly Szydlowski). Following trouble concerning unpaid property taxes in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the property was confiscated by the township of North Bergen and sold to a developer.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains documents from 1940 through the 1980s pertaining to Walter’s Inn of North Bergen, NJ. These consist of legal forms, insurance forms for Prudential Insurance and Lloyd’s of London, receipts from local businessed for repairs, services, and building materials. There are also official taxation and court documents, summonses, tax forms, liquor licenses, and general correspondence, particularly with councilor at law George Rothstein.

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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Carick, Irene.
Szydlowski, Antonia, d. 1971.
Walter Szydlowski, Walter, d. 1964.
Subject Organizations:
Lloyd’s of London.
Prudential Insurance Company of America
Walter’s Inn (North Bergen, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Contracts for work and labor–New Jersey–North Bergen.
Default (Finance)–New Jersey–North Berge.
Forclosure–New Jersey–North Bergen.
Licenses–New Jersey–North Bergen.
Liquor laws–New Jersey–North Bergen.
Property tax–Law and legislation–New Jersey–North Bergen.
Restaurant management–New Jersey–North Bergen.
Taverns (Drinking establishments)–New Jersey–North Bergen.
Tax evasion–New Jersey–North Bergen.
Subject Places:
North Bergen (N.J.)
Document Types:
Insurance policies.
Legal documents.
Letters (Correspondence).
Tax returns.

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Related Material

For other collections relating to Inn/Tavern owners see:

Manuscript Group 107, Sign of the Unicorn Tavern (Graham’s Tavern), Elizabeth, NJ.

                  Manuscript Group 198, Matthias Winans (1739-1782), Innkeeper Account book

                  Manuscript Group 655, James I. Ackerman (b. 1772), Blacksmith and Innkeeper Records

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1637, Walter’s Inn Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2003.

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Container List

Walter’s Inn Documents

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Work orders, building supplies, and contractor correspondence. 1940s
1 2 Liquor licenses, transfer of license, county documents, and food and beverage documents. 1940s-1970s
1 3 Supply, food, and beverage receipts, work orders, and county health license forms. 1960s-1980s
1 4 Insurance forms: Prudential, Lloyds of London, etc… 1950s-1970s
1 5 Legal correspondence, and court documents. 1970s
1 6 Tax related documents: county and state documents, newspaper clippings, I.R.S. forms, legal documents, and correspondence. 1970s-1980s
1 7 Civil Action Summons (original and copy) 1983
1 8 Miscellaneous county documents, notes, and real estate appraisal. 1950s-1980s

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