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Title Bills & receipts for goods & services bought by First Church of Christ, Scientist, 829 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, 1949-1987.
Object Name Receipt
Catalog Number 2011.036.0300
Collection Hoboken Churches & Religion Collection
Credit Gift of Matt Seriale, T & M Contracting Co., Inc.
Scope & Content Bills and receipts for goods and services purchased by First Church of Christ, Scientist, 829 Bloomfield Street (or addressed to the Christian Science Reading Room at 910 Washington St. which was the mailing address for the church), 1949 to 1987. Hoboken vendors (all street addresses below are in Hoboken.) Various dates and formats.

The expenditures are rather ordinary, but they are documentary evidence of some businesses then present in Hoboken and how they were patronized. Most are bills of sale, statement, but occasionally accompanied by a job quote. Useful in respect in church finances and operations. See no. 6 for a moving bill which was likely the move of the Reading Room from Washington Street to 204 Ninth St.

Term "item" in this list refers to the number of bills or receipts, not the number of items found on such documents.

1. B. & M. Auto Repair Shop, 739 - 741 Garden St.; 1949; 1 item; 1/4 gallon oil; authorized by L. Ryan for organ use
2. Edmund Balzer, Electrical Contractor, 1218 Washington St.; 1958, 1959; 2 items; repair vacuum cleaner; remove old bulbs and install new ones
3. Bering Supply Company; Paints, Wallpaper, Hardware, Plumbing, Electrical Supplies; 802 Washington St.; 1949-1952; 18 items; various small supplies such as bulbs, broom, rock salt, etc.
4. Walter Braun, Manufacturer of Window Shades - Venetian Blinds, 59 -61 Eighth St.; Established 1892; 1950; re-cord venetian blind
5. City Hardware, 227 Washington St.; 1949-1972 (1952 address: 227 - 229 Washington St. - but a 1953 item uses only 227; 1972 uses both street number); 8 items.
6. Clinton Storage Warehouse Co., Inc., 200 Adams St.; no date, ca. 1980-1981 or later (address is written in over old address 610 Clinton; telephone directory search shows new address in 1980 directory); moving of tables, chairs, desk, misc from 910 Washington St. to 204 Ninth St. (this was apparently the church removing the Reading Room from Washington)
7. Ben Cowen & Bro., Electrical Shop, 203 Washington St.; 1949; hoover [vacuum] cleaner bags
8. J.J. Cullen Plumbing & Steam Supply Co., 121 - 123 Garden St.; 1968; lube
9. Demarest Television Service Center Inc., 936 Washington St.; 1982; service
10. Eddie's Electric Shop, 1218 Washington St.; 1950; two items; bulbs
11. Robert S. Einarsen, Carpenter & Builder, 522 Bloomfield St.; 1950-1952; 3 items; door repairs inside and outside; refitting folding doors
12. T. A. Fattroross, Paper & Twine, 612 - 614 Adams St.; 1965-1972; 10 items; paper towels, bathroom tissues, sisal twine, kraft paper
13. Hyman Friedman, Teas - Coffees - Housefurnishing Goods - Gifts, Etc., Window Shades; 1963; wax, & Pledge (brand of spray furniture wax)
14. Friedrichs Iron Works [Established 1900], Engineers & Constructors; Structural Steel - Ornamental Iron, 661 - 665 Fourth St.; 1955; furnished and erected steel fence in front of church, $780
15. S. Giaimo, Furniture Repair and Refinishing; Bought - Sold - Exchanged, 900 Bloomfield St.; 1951; chair glued (note the billhead is imprinted C. Giaimo with the C crossed out)
16. Goldberg's Garage, 731 - 733 Garden St.; 1949; one oil can; authorized by L. Ryan for organ use
17. H. L. & Son, Plumbing and Heating Contractors, 1000 Bloomfield St.; 1969; 2 items; repair / renew cold water supply line; new parts in ladies room toilet tank; pump waste line & connect to main waste line in boiler room
18. Thomas J. King (Rubber Tile - Asphalt Tile - Congowall - Lifewall - Linoleum - Carpets - Rugs - Nairn Wall Linoleum), 916 Washington St.; 1953; 3-1/2 yards carpet, 5 ozite pads
19. L. & G. Laikin, Electrical Supplies, 526 Washington St.; 1982, 1986; 2 items; fluorescent tubes
20. Maritime Hardware, 633 Court St.; Sept. 11, 1978; two items; door lock and lock installation (note one is old stationery from the 1960s or earlier with the 928 Washington St. address x'ed out and typewritten with the Court Street address; the other does not have a street address, but a post office box for the Uptown Station.)
21. Massarsky Bros. or Massarky's Inc., 620 or 618 - 620 Washington St.; 1960-1970; 10 items; Endust, Pledge, rock salt (note 1960 and 1961 items have 620 address and "(Opp. U.S. Theatre)"; 1963 drops the theatre reference; 1970 as Massarky's Inc. uses 618-620 and "opp Union Club Parking Lot.")
22. Robert Moore, 159 Tenth St.; 1967, 1968; two items; electrical fixture and wiring work
23. Napolitano Bros. Foodtown, 305 - 307 Jackson St.; 1965; unknown item for 87 cents
24. L. Pini & Sons, Inc., Plumbing - Heating Contractors, 415 Washington St.; 1985, 1987; two items; pipe work, provide and install new basin faucet in ladies room
25. Pioneer Bag & Paper Co., Inc., Mill Distributors, 227 - 228 Grand St.; 1959, 1964; two items; paper towels
26. Domenico Roselli, Painting & Decorating, 931 Park Avenue; 1955; paint sidewall of church
27. Rotondella Bros, Inc., Plumbing and Heating Contractors, 100 Park Ave.; 1978; replace boiler room sump pump
28. Frank Rust, Carpenter, 203 Hudson St.; 1963; repairs to first floor at entrance door
29. Harry Silon & Co., Inc.(Herman Bier, President), Hardware - Mill Supplies, 312 - 314 First St.; 1962-1964; 8 items; ordinary hardware store purchase such as rock salt, bulbs, mop, etc.
30. Hank Stelzman, Plumbing and Heating Contractors, 1000 Bloomfield St. (note this address is the same as list no. 17, H.L. & Son); 1972; toliet tank repair
31. Charles F. Trapp, Roofing and Sheet Metal Work, 416 Bloomfield St.; 1966-1969; three items plus one quote; roofing work including repair and cleaning roof
32. Jim Trombetta Paint & Hardware, 420 Adams St.; 1984, 1988; two items; rock salt, Water Masters
33. Bernard Vezzetti and Son, Inc., Building Constructors; Repairs and Alterations; 1960; interior ceiling work: erecting scaffolding, removing loose and cracked plaster, preparing and replastering ceiling beams in church...
34. Washington Paint & Hardware, 1014 Washington St.; 1967-1969; three items; lamps
35. Weehawken Lumber, 452 Fifteenth St.; 1966; 1 sheet 3/4" plywood
36. Willow Iron Works, Railings - Fire Escape - Weldings - Brazing - Outdoor Furniture; John Cimilo & Son, 70 Garden St.; 1967; text of work done is written in Italian



Date 1949-1987
Year Range from 1949
Year Range to 1987
Search Terms First Church of Christ, Scientist
910 Washington St.
829 Bloomfield St.
Union Club
Sixth St.
Seventh St.
Caption 5. City Hardware statement 1952; typical illustrated billhead
Imagefile 101\20110360300.TIF
Classification Church
Social & Personal Activity
Religion
Business & Commerce
Retail