“The Hidden Faces of Hoboken”

The book celebrates the architectural heads that adorn historic buildings throughout the city

The Hoboken Historical Museum will host a book release event for “The Hidden Faces of Hoboken: A Finder’s Guide to the Architectural Heads in Hoboken” by photographer and graphic designer McKevin Shaughnessy.

This 72-page full color limited edition hardcover book celebrates the more than 642 architectural heads that adorn more than 104 historic buildings throughout the city. Most date back to the 1880s through the 1930s, and this book will help you find them. It features a detailed map, sites by categories, and 11 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Shaughnessy’s book is a natural follow up to his photography exhibit “The Hidden Faces of Hoboken” that ran in the Museum’s Upper Gallery from March- April 2021.  Click here for more details.

Come to the Hoboken Historical Museum on Sunday, February 6 from 2 -5 pm to pick up your copy. Shaughnessy will be on hand to sign them and related Hidden Faces keepsakes as well. Books are $45 and a portion of all sales benefits the Museum.