Thursday, July 31, 2014


An image circa 1893 shows the Joseph Loth Fair & Square Ribbon Factory as it stood fully constructed at 151st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Hamilton Heights.  The central clock tower was one of the most distinctive features of the building but it no longer exists today because of a fire back in 1916.  Manufacturing was a big part of business uptown by the turn of the last century but the factory owner eventually sold off the building by 1928.  In more recent years, a successful charter school has established itself in the top floor space and appears to be doing quite well:  LINK

1 comment:

  1. This building represents the time in America when we actually made things. There was also the Seal Fastener Zipper Factory on West 168th St. and there was a fabric mill up further off Amsterdam Avenue. I think the Marcal paper factory was in the Morrisania section of the Bronx.