Retro Hobokenpix: Mob Rubout?

12/3/2008:

Continuing the “old school” Hoboken pictures of the day…

Retro Hobokenpix 12/3/2008:

Life Magazine said: “Body of slain waterfront hiring boss Francis “Red” Kelly being lifted into a hearse on way to church service.” This photo was snapped in 1953.

Anyone know what street this was on?

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Funzone2
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Funzone2
OK First, from my observation, there was no telephone pole on the corner of 6th and Willow where Failla’s is now located. At least not that I remember. I lived above the funeral home and had a clear top floor view to the Church on 6th and Willow,SW corner, which also, is not in the pic. The bldg where Mayflower Hardware would have been has a garage entrance showing. I bought plenty of screws and nails from Mayflower Hardware and it was still there way past 1953. Mayflower hardware is not there. So, nix the present Failla’s Home.. St Mary’s hospital is nowhere in that picture looking South, but it could be blocked out due to the length of the photograph, along with the Recovery room bar on the SW crnr which came much later. The structures past the ornate windows all indicate the same 1953 structures as Willow Ave. I think NickAdam’s site confirms it’s Bosworths. Bloomfield runs So. to No. with two family mother and daughter’s and three story brownstones. So it’s probably not Bloomfield St. and in addition, my dentist, who never used novocaine on me, circa 1953, was on the corner of 8th and Bloomfield. So no Irish parlor there. It wasn’t Lawton’s on Wash.St. Now,for us old guys, any Hoboken musicians, like myself, remember a guy named Jimmy Roselli. He used to sing with the locals and help out and run for coffee and errands at a place called Failla’s Funeral home on 5th or… Read more »
escaped68
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????????????? what did they bury him out of a factory or a garage. Again no funeral palor anywhere near thet block.

Chase22
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Chase22

the smoke stack in the back / right side could be the old K&E stack on 3rd st. (clock tower pking lot)

so, my thought is it could be Grand Street…..around 7th. Thus, these buildings may not all be there any more.

Its my guess. 6th or 7th & grand st

escaped68
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Using th process of elimination: its not lawton/turso on washington street[sidewalk too narrow],failla’s[its on a corner& he’s irish], bosworth’s is the only viable option. But if you are a real old timer there was a 4th funeral parlor and its hoffmans and was located on 1st and jackson but it had white bricks. what more proof do you need?

manolo
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manolo

I don’t remember Bosworths having those windows.

hmm the library has old photos I’ll look it up….

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