Matchett Candy Factory

Matchett Candy Factory

Plan #2469 - South 4th st, s w cor Wythe av, one six-story brk factory, 105x90, gravel roof, brk cornice; cost, $30,000; Albert Green, Duane st, New York, b’r, not selected; ar’t, W. H. Biers [sic] 1

Building appears to have been constructed for A. Greenleaf & Co., confectioners. The firm also operated as Green & Blackwell at 167-169 Duane Street in New York City. In 1897 a catastrophic fire in May 1897 gutted Green’s factory.  2

Matchett Candy incorporated in 1897: James J. Matchett Company of Brooklyn – incorporated July, 1897.  James J. Matchett, Samuel H. Britton, William H. Tappan and Samuel W. Tetlew, directors. 3. However, a 1902 Eagle article notes that the firm had been in operation for 25 years. 4 According to records at the time of the 1902 fire the firm employed 300 people, mostly "girls". 5

  • 1. Real Estate Record & Builders Guide, 1890
  • 2. BDE 6 May 1897
  • 3. BDE 23 June 1897
  • 4. 6-story factory gutted by fire.  Matchett in business about 25 years.  Factory formerly home to A. Greenleaf & Co. (BDE 28 May 1902)
  • 5. Ibid. See also Report of the Fire Department of the City of New York for the Year 1902. New York: Mail and Express Company (1903)
Year
1890
NB#
2469
Building type
Factory
Block
2441
Lot
24
Address

390 Wythe Avenue
11249 NY
United States

Owner name
Albert Green
Owner address
Duane st, New York
Architect
Builder
not selected
Number of Buildings
1
stories
6
Material
Dimensions
105x90
cost
30,000
Building Images

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