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Kawaida Towers Events

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MG nwk Kawaida

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of newspaper clippings relating to Kawaida Towers from the New York Times, the Newark Record, and the Star-Ledger, among other newspapers.


  • 1972 - 1976

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

Both Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson and Newark author Amiri Baraka participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kawaida Towers housing project in 1972, but construction of the building, located at 129-141 Lincoln Avenue, stalled almost immediately. Kawaida Towers, planned to consist of 210 units of low-income housing and scheduled to rise in Newark's North Ward, a predominantly Italian-American neighborhood, proved controversial. Anthony Imperiale, then representing Newark as a New Jersey Assemblyman, led the opposition to the project. The Kawaida Towers project was never built.


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials


No finding aid, text from Newark Archives Project (
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

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Newark Public Library
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