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Title Five newsclippings about the American Lead Pencil Company operations and site, Hoboken, 1952-1963.
Object Name Documents
Catalog Number 2007.012.0019
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Purchase.
Scope & Content Five newsclippings about the American Lead Pencil Company operations and site, Hoboken, 1952-1963. One in facsimile. Dates and sources in ink on most items.

1. Hoboken Firm May Move to Tennessee. September 13, 1952. Newspaper not cited. Re $50,000 weekly payroll and possible move because of costs: antiquated buildings, taxes and old machinery. Mentions that Local 77, Textile Workers of America, CIO represents 600-700 workers at the plant and had received notification of the proposed shift.

2. Hunt New Home for Hoboken Pencil Company. Hudson Dispatch, May 26, 1960. The article relates discussion of relocating the offices to another part of Hoboken such as the northwest section. The old manufacturing buildings were already scheduled to be demolished; the present buildings were at present leased to an investment firm which was renting parts of the buildings to some jobbers and manufacturers of clothing.

3. Aid Sought for Firm in Hoboken. Jersey Journal, July 12, 1961. Quotes Mayor John J. Grogan that the Venus Pencil Co. is "anxious to stay in the city"; "Venus intended to build, but the cost of piling is excessive." The firm's site is slated for demolition and become the first middle-income housing project in the city. Mayor asked the Hoboken Housing Authority and Redevelopment Agency to get federal subsidies for piling. He was not optimistic about getting a grant.

4. Study Bids for Pencil Site Razing. Jersey Journal, March 6, 1963. The bids discussed were for the factory site plus the two blocks from 4th to 6th Streets between Clinton and Grand Streets. [Church Towers were constructed on these sites.]

5. Contract Awarded. See Start of Demolition on Hoboken Site April 1. Jersey Journal, March 14, 1963.
Date 1952-1963
Year Range from 1952.0
Year Range to 1963.0
Search Terms American Lead Pencil Company
Caption clipping 1
Imagefile 056\20070120019.TIF
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce