Readerpix: Ferguson Propeller Works
Hoboken411 reader photos of the day – 11/4/2008
“I couldn’t resist…you’ve been running such good photos, I dug these out of my unsorted piles of photos from the past two decades. I guess these are from around 1993-94. It’s the old Ferguson Propeller Works plant, between Clinton & Grand, just below 12th Street, where the Curling Club is now. These monster-sized propellers were at least 5 feet tall lying on their sides & who knows how wide. Legend has it that the shapes of these propellers inspired Alexander Calder’s mobiles (he was a student at Stevens at some point).
I hope some of your readers have better photos of the old plant in their files to share. I miss it so much.”
[Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured each day at approximately 11am. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received! Additional note: Your pictures will have a better chance of being published if they’re in “landscape” mode, as opposed to the taller “portrait” modes… ]