CHAPMAN STATIONERY, East Williamsburg

I have often wondered about the original purpose of this large, brick fortress-like building at the NE corner of Grand Street and Morgan Avenue in East Williamsburg, just west of the bridge that carried both Grand Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue across English Kills, a tributary of Newtown Creek.

 

I wonder no more, since seeing a postcard during a task I am performing for the Greater Astoria Historical Society, scanning in thousands of postcards from collector Bob Stonehill. This one depicts the building when it was the Robert Chapman Stationery Company. Presumably, Chapman manufactured paper products.

The entire building, which runs through to Metropolitan Avenue and Morgan, has lost its pointed caps on the corner turrets, but not much else. The plant even still has its old smokestack intact.

9/18/15


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3 Responses to CHAPMAN STATIONERY, East Williamsburg

  1. Lori says:

    I pass this building every day and have been wondering what this used to be. Thanks for clearing things up for me.

  2. steven says:

    Me too. Too bad its not closer to the main part of Williamsburg. It would be worth a fontune!!. Eventualy, it will be converted into lofts.

  3. JEFFREY DIAZ says:

    NICE, BEEN LIVING ACROSS THIS BUILDING FOR 21 YEARS AND SEEING THIS VINTAGE PHOTO IS AMAZING, SAME WITH THE CHASE BANK THAT IS ON BUSHWICH AND GRAND ST

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