Retro Hoboken: Uptown Docks

1/15/2010:

Boy, things have changed!

Hoboken411 reader Alan sent in this image of what uptown Hoboken looked like before the city stopped producing worthwhile goods for American citizens – and turning into a mile square array of residences, shops, bars and restaurants.

Immediately noticeable is the Maxwell House Coffee Plant and the Lipton Tea Building (both now condos).

Hoboken shore line lipton maxwell house dry dock 530 - Retro Hoboken: Uptown Docks

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truth1
truth1
Saturday, January 16, 2010 11:44 am

My father worked in Todd’s shipyard during the war. I worked in Beth. Steel Shipyard in the 60’s. I also loaded trucks in the Lipton Tea Building and worked for U.S. Testing Co. part time. Yes, Hoboken has changed from an industrial center to a bedroom community.

checkers
checkers
Friday, January 15, 2010 6:33 pm

what you have there is the old shipyards—-those ships are in dry dock—reapirs—-Bethlehem Steel yards on the left—I think Todd was after that —Kerr was down toward Weehawken- I think Tiejen was in there someplace too———–Knew guys who were rivet catchers at Bethlehem—-job they gave the young guys——–easy job to punch in get drunk and sleep it off somewhere in the ship

escaped68
escaped68
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Friday, January 15, 2010 6:58 pm

My father worked for tiejen before ww2 and todd for a few years after the war.

In response to checkers who said:

what you have there is the old shipyards—-those ships are in dry dock—reapirs—-Bethlehem Steel yards on the left—I think Todd was after that —Kerr was down toward Weehawken- I think Tiejen was in there someplace too———–Knew guys who were rivet catchers at Bethlehem—-job they gave the young guys——–easy job to punch in get drunk and sleep it off somewhere in the ship

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