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Bowers Building, 191 Market St, Newark

  • The Bowers, 191 Market Street Newark

The Bowers Building at RockPlaza Lofts offers upscale studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units in a new neighborhood renowned for its convenience and culture.

From stainless steel appliances and modern rooftop decks to 24-hour in-unit key access and granite counter top, The Bowers Building provides the essence of exciting new cosmopolitan living in the heart of Newark’s bustling Downtown District.

The brand loft apartments in this attractive three-story rental building were deliberately designed to maximize light and space. Bright, spacious interiors are complemented by a prime address. Enjoy a Rita’s Gelati at Rita’s Italian Ice, pick up a sandwich for lunch at Subway, indulge in a famous bar-b-que pit plate at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que or grab a burger at Brick City Bar & Grill – all without leaving the neighborhood. Located next door to the historic Paramount Theater, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and The Prudential Arena.

The Bowers Building is an exceptional living choice for residents seeking modern conveniences. Two blocks from Newark Penn Station, 12 minutes from Manhattan, and a few miles from Newark Liberty International Airport, at The Bowers Building the world is yours.


  • Central Air
  • Dishwasher
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Efficiency Units
  • On-site Laundry Facility
  • Pet Friendly (Additional Fee)
  • Roof Top deck
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Walk-in Closet
  • 24 Hour Access to Unit
  • 24 Hour Maintenance

History of the Building

Newark Theatre - Historic Market Street, Newark New JerseyThe Bowers Building was originally built in 1890 next door to Newark’s first skyscraper, the Firemen’s Insurance Company.

The skyscraper was a glittering, white, sixteen-story building located two-hundred feet away from the Bowers Building. Today, the Firemen’s Insurance Company still stands adjacent to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Park Place.

The Bowers Building was originally constructed as a typical, dark brick, three-story commercial building with wood-framed, ground storefronts, adorned with eclectic features including classic, medieval, Eastern motifs.

The Bowers Building is located among a sea of other dark, Victorian buildings and was severely altered sometime between 1916 and 1924. It was built in an era of prosperity influencing merchants to lighten, upgrade and modernize.