Built in 1856, 46 Mercer was one of the first homes constructed in the newly formed Jersey City, even predating City Hall by 40 years.
Taking care to honor its 164 year history, we’ve restored 46 Mercer to its original purpose– being a home. Each of the seven bespoke apartments is unique and flawlessly blends historic charm with the modern amenities you love.
With a limited number of apartments and our residents staying for an average of 5 years, it’s rare for us to have availability. If we do, you’re in luck! Please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask about monthly specials.
Solid Oak floors
No more peeling laminate or parquet splinters!
Central air and gas heat
Individually controlled for quiet and energy efficient temperature control.
Handsome wood-trimmed doors and windows throughout.
Washer/Dryer in unit
A personal washer/dryer is included in each apartment.
Large, energy-efficient double glazed windows bathe each apartment in light.
Stylish light grey granite that goes with everything.
Locked bike room available to all residents.
Childproof electrical sockets
Keeping your baby safe and your mind at rest.
Limited storage lockers available on site for an additional fee.
Ceilings up to 11ft high.
Certified Lead free
All lead has been officially remediated from the property.
Upgraded bathrooms also feature built-in bluetooth speakers in medicine cabinets.
Well insulated walls
Solid masonry walls between each apartment provides quiet living.
Stainless steel appliances
Including a dishwasher, refrigerator range and microwave oven with built-in hood.
The 46 Mercer Story
In 1856, when 46 Mercer was built, Jersey City was still forming. In fact, City Hall (which can be seen from 46 Mercer’s stoop) wasn’t finished until 40 years later in 1896.
Although originally designed as a personal row home, over its 164 year history 46 Mercer has served in a variety of community roles.
1908 – It was converted to a maternity clinic. It would serve the women and families of Jersey City for the next 40 years.
1948 – The Democratic Party of Jersey City acquired the building for use as as their headquarters.
1985 – Eventually the city took ownership and converted it to a welfare office.
By the end of the 90’s, like much of downtown Jersey City, it was boarded up and abandoned.
However, as part of a city-sponsored downtown revitalization effort, we were offered the opportunity to restore 46 Mercer and bring it full circle to its original use- quality housing.
Taking care to honor 46’s history by preserving historic details, we’ve created seven bespoke three bedroom, two bath apartments. Each unique apartment flawlessly blends historic charm with the modern amenities you’ve come to expect.
Take a tour and add your story to 46 Mercer’s history.
Mercer Arms has a 99/100 walk score. The PATH, Citi bike stands and the Light Rail are all less than five minutes away.