|Railroad Stations: Pennsylvania Station, West Grand St., for Pennsylvania R.R.; Jersey Central Station, Morris Ave. and Julian Pl., for Jersey Central R.R., Baltimore and Ohio R.R., and Reading Co.; Jersey Central Station, 1st and Merritt Aves., for Perth Amboy and shore division of Jersey Central R.R.|
|Bus Stations: 287 N. Broad St. for Greyhound and Edwards; Spring and E. Grand Sts. for Safeway Trailways; Elizabeth Arch for Public Service.|
|Airport: 3 m. NE. on US 1 at Newark for Eastern Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Transcontinental and Western Air.|
|Taxis: 40¢ within city limits.|
|Busses: 5¢ within city limits; no transfers.|
|Traffic Regulations: Turns may be made in either direction at intersections, except where traffic lights direct otherwise. Watch signs for parking limits.|
|Accommodations: Two modern hotels; many tourist homes.|
|Information Service: Chamber of Commerce at Winfield Scott Hotel, N. Broad St. Motion Picture Houses: Eight.|
|Swimming: Dowd's Municipal Pool, Front and E. Jersey Sts., June 1 to Labor Day, 10¢ for children, 15¢ for adults.|
|Annual Events: Combined city and county sports events at Warinanco Park during summer.|
ELIZABETH (70 alt., 114,589 pop.) is southernmost in a chain of old cities -- now industrialized -- that form continuous links along the Jersey shore in the metropolitan area. The city's northeastern boundary is a purely theoretical line marking the place where Newark begins. The centers of the two cities are only 5 miles apart, and the business and residential continuity between them is unbroken.
Elizabeth has seen its native American population augmented by an influx of workers from this country and Europe, and has watched old landmarks succumb to the demand for factories, apartment houses, and service stations. With a water front on Newark Bay and Staten Island Sound, the city was the natural terminus of the earliest highways and the first railroads. Although it is no longer an important terminal, Elizabeth has grown in stature as an industrial and residential area.
The better residential section has a handsome assortment of shade trees and gardens. Blue iris brightens many front yards in May; the somber leaves of the copper beech stand out against a cheerful background of blossoming horse chestnuts and catalpas, and the omnipresent maple. The colors of the town, with the exception of its greenery, are those of a manufacturing place; faded and stained reds, grays, yellows, and browns. The white clapboard dwellings that might be expected from Elizabeth's early American heritage are rarely found.
Houses range from the yellow brick flats and nondescript frame struc-