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Title Lettering from sign: Marie's Bakery, L. Policastro Bread Est. 1889.
Object Name Sign
Catalog Number 2007.055.0001
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Gift of Renee Marie Policastro.
Description Lettering from sign: Marie's Bakery, L. Policastro Bread Est. 1889. Formerly located on the exterior of business at 263-265 Second St. Hoboken.

Thirty-eight letters:
13 large single letters (including apostrophe), stainless steel block lettering spelling "Marie's Bakery" 14-1/8" high, 2-1/2" wide;

25 small block letters (Gemini brand), cast white metal lettering with brushed natural finish on face spelling "L. Policastro Bread Est.1889" 5-1/8" high.

One piece of molding from right end of original sign; formed aluminum, 30-1/2" long with mitered corners; ca. 15 degree angled smooth face, 1-9/16" wide with 5/16" lip; side is 2-5/16" wide with ribbed back edge and divided by two raised ribs into three sections.

Image of photo 2004.007.0017 attached for reference showing sign as it was on the bakery in 2004. Building seen in reference photograph was demolished August 2007. Bakery remains in business, but does not bake at this location. To be replaced with a new building. The business has been listed at the address of 261 Second Street which is a building to the east of the one seen which is 263-265 Second St.

Formerly mounted on plywood circa 16 feet wide x 30-1/2" high; plywood covered with green plastic laminate. Plywood and laminate rotted and not retained. Sample of laminate retained for color reference.

L. Policastro was Leopoldo Policastro who founded the bakery under this name in 1948. Named after his wife Severina who was commonly called Marie.
Date 1948-2007
Year Range from 1948.0
Year Range to 2007.0
People Policastro, Leopoldo
Policastro, Renee Marie
Policastro, Severina
Search Terms Marie's Bakery
261 Second St.
263 Second St.
265 Second St.
Caption Sign in 2004 2004.007.0017
Imagefile 062\20070550001.JPG
Classification Bakery
Signs
Buildings
Exteriors
Business & Commerce
Retail
Real Estate