This United Cigar Company factory has become senior housing. The factory had many Hungarian workers, and the church beyond the factory is a Hungarian church.
great looking church beyond! :)
There was another interesting-looking Hungarian church farther down the street--but there wasn't time to take pictures of everything!
Nice serie of buildings photos from this area!
If I live a little closer to New Jersey, I would come there back again. I then just choose sunny day again, when industrial colours and shadows play games again! :)
And if I lived in your area, Ainars, I would beg to go with you to photograph old churches!
In the 1960's this was a Pocketbook factory. I used to live across the street at Gowens, 233 Somerset, circa 1962-66. The church down the street is St. Marys where I where I went to church attended kindergarten. So long ago.
This was,indeed, a cigar factory. I lived across the street at 208 Somerset, kitty-corner from the church which was not St. Mary's, but St. Ladislaus, on the corner of Plum St. The church a block further down, on the corner of Division St. was the Hungarian Reformed Church. My grandmother hand-rolled White Owl cigars in this factory during the depression. It later became the Equitable Handbag Corp. in the 60's, but cigars were still stored in a warehouse behind, where we would sneak in to play as kids. You could jump the fence from Harvey St. Park.
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