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Henry Clay and Bock and Co. Ltd. Cigar Factory

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Built  1932
NJRHP #  1764
Opened  1932
Added to NRHP  12 June 1979
NRHP Reference #  79001500
Designated NJRHP  May 29, 1979
Area  9,700 m²
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Location  507 Grand Street, Trenton, New Jersey
Architectural style  Spanish Colonial Revival architecture
Similar  Golden Swan‑True American, Anderson‑Capner House, East Trenton Public Lib, Gen Philemon Dickinson, Trenton Friends Meeting

The Henry Clay and Bock & Company Ltd. Cigar Factory is a historic industrial building in the Chambersburg neighborhood of Trenton, New Jersey. It was built in 1932 to house the hand production of fine cigars and is considered the most architecturally distinct industrial building in the city, having been designed in the Spanish Revival style to highlight the Cuban origins of the company.

History

The company moved cigar production from Cuba to Trenton in 1932 after a strike at the Cuban factory, and in order to avoid high tariffs. Brands produced at the plant included Henry Clay, Bock, La Corona, and Village Brands, among others, with Winston Churchill counted a faithful customer. At its peak in the 1930s the company produced a quarter of the fine cigar market in the United States, with 3000 employees at the Trenton plant. The factory was closed in 1967 and production moved to Pennsylvania. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 12, 1979. The building was converted to apartments in the 1980s.

References

Henry Clay and Bock & Co. Ltd. Cigar Factory Wikipedia


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