Category Archives: Meat Products

Imperial Beef Co. – Bushwick, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

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Importers of Wholesale Sausage? – Esteve Packing Corporation – Hugh King & Co. Building 1881 – Home of MTV’s Real World – 630-632 Hudson Street, NYC

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

According to Tracie Rozhon’s New York Times article, Habitats/632 Hudson Street; Restuffing the Sausage – published: January 23, 1994: the four-story, 8,000-square-foot building erected in 1847 between Jane and Horatio Streets by the heirs of Richard Towning.

A CAST-IRON cornice bearing the name of the produce merchant Hugh King was placed across 632 and its twin, 630 Hudson, in 1881.

The Esteve family bought the building during World War II to make candy, according to Edward V. Esteve, a Long Island lawyer. You couldn’t get torrone, a Spanish nougat, during the war, so we started making it,” he said. – NY Times

The Esteve family purchased the building during World War II with the intentions to begin producing candy. The family switched to sausage in the mid-1950’s. By the 1960’s the canned chorizo was carried all over the world. Maria Esteve closed the sausage business in 1983, but refused to sell the building, hoping to launch another business, possibly a restaurant. It wasn’t until her death in March 1993 that the family was able to sell the building.¹

Other links to 632 Hudson Street:

Loving’s Produce Co. – Dressed Beef – Richmond, VA

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Washington Beef Co – Ninth Avenue & 42nd Street

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Jack Knelly’s Market – Pepsi – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Jack Knellys Market - Wilkes-Barre, PA - © Frank H. Jump

Fine Meats & Sausage - Wilkes-Barre, PA - © Frank H. Jump

Weber Ghost Sign @ All Eyes & Ears Blog

August Weber Company Ghost Sign (Marietta, OH) © All Eyes & Ears

August Weber Company Ghost Sign (Marietta, OH) © All Eyes & Ears

All Eyes & Ears – A photography & music blog.

Lehman’s Abattoir(?) – Johnson Avenue – Bushwick, Brooklyn

Lehman's Abattoir - Johnson Avenue - Bushwick, Brooklyn - © Frank H. Jump

Aba[n]toir? - © Frank H. Jump

Abantoir? - Johnson Avenue - Bushwick, Brooklyn - © Frank H. Jump

In an effort to decipher this sign, I came across this possible business name, although it is still unclear. An abattoir is a type of slaughterhouse and meat processing facility.

American Halal – Nostrand & Atlantic – Brooklyn

American Halal
© Vincenzo Aiosa

Pat LaFrieda Says Eat My Meat – 601 Washington Street – West Village, NYC

Pat LaFrieda Meats

Pat LaFrieda

Pat LaFrieda Meats
© Frank H. Jump

Sunday’s Feature Fade: The Despair of Port Arthur, Texas – Robert Baptista

Port Arthur, Texas is a gritty, oil refinery town best known as the place where Janis Joplin grew up. The Procter Street downtown business area has sadly faded away along with Janis’ powerful voice. I hadn’t visited downtown in years, so I went there on February 11th with my Nikon N-90 film camera and three rolls of film.

These scenes convey the despair of downtown Port Arthur – which once thrived with department stores, office buildings, hotels, restaurants and night clubs. The area comes to life once a year for Mardi Gras weekend and then returns to its vacant ambiance. In the early 1990s, elaborate murals of historic scenes were painted on building walls, but these too are disappearing due to the relentless sun and rains of southeast Texas.

But some hope of economic redevelopment is stirring. The World Trade Building on Austin Avenue, an impressive structure built in 1928 with fine architectural details, is slated for conversion to a 170 unit apartment complex. And the Hotel Batiste is being considered for an adaptive reuse such as a school. The refineries in town have announced several billion dollars of expansions which will create jobs and give the local economy a boost. The gasoline you use in New York is most likely refined here.

– Robert Baptista (www.colorantshistory.org)

Civil War Mural
Civil War Wall Mural – Racial Harmony – Pt. Arthur, TX

Civil War Mural
Civil War Mural – Robert E. Lee – Pt. Arthur TX

City Limits - Proctor Street
Port Arthur City Limits – Kress Building – Proctor Street

Coca-Cola - Proctor Street
Coca-Cola, Proctor Street

Derelict Hotel Batiste
Derelict Hotel Batiste

Golden Light Social Club
Golden Light Social Club – Houston Avenue

Derelict Golden Steer Restaurant
Derelict Golden Steer Restaurant – Houston Avenue

Derelict Hotel Sabine
Derelict Hotel Sabine – Proctor Street

Jet Taxi - Houston Avenue
Jet Taxi – Houston Avenue

Loans - Proctor Street
Loans – Proctor Street

Meat & Bait
Meat & Bait – Ripped Apart by Hurricane Rita

Reckless Driving
Reckless Driving Billboard – Proctor Street

Texaco Station - Proctor Street
Texaco Station – Proctor Street

Verna's Club - Proctor Street
Verna’s Club – Proctor Street

World Trade Bldg - 1928 - Austin Ave
World Trade Building c. 1928 – Austin Avenue

© Robert Baptista

Hams & Capocolli – Wallabout Provisions – Brooklyn Navy Yard 1998

Hams & Capocolli - Brooklyn Navy Yard

Hams & Capocolli - Brooklyn Navy Yard
© Frank H. Jump

Corte & Co. Sausage Manufacturers – 414-416 Hoboken Avenue – Jersey City, NJ

Corte & Co. Sausage Manufacturers - Jersey City, NJ

Corte & Co. Sausage Manufacturers - Jersey City, NJ

Corte & Co. Sausage Manufacturers - Jersey City, NJ

Corte & Co. Sausage Manufacturers - Jersey City, NJ

Corte & Co. Sausage Manufacturers - Jersey City, NJ
© Frank H. Jump

Corte & Company, at 414 Hoboken Avenue in Jersey City, has been making traditional Spanish and Portuguese sausages like chorizo, morcilla and linguica (or longaniza) for more than 70 years. NY-Times

Other Corte shots on Flickr!

S&S Packing Co. & Eastern Meats – Newark, NJ

S&S Meat Packing - Newark, NJ

S&S Meat Packing - Newark, NJ

Beef, Lamb, Veal

S&S Meat Packing - Newark, NJ

S&S Meat Packing & Eastern Meats - Newark, NJ
© Frank H. Jump

More Chippewa Beef

© Bob Kisken
© Bob Kisken

Chippewa Falls, WI


© Bob Kisken