Thursday, October 28, 2010

NECCO, Part 3

In a previous post, I displayed some recent photos of the former NECCO (New England Confectionery Company) factory buildings in the Fort Point Channel area in Boston.  An alert reader who works in the vicinity has made me aware of some wonderful old photos of NECCO and the various other buildings of the Boston Wharf Company (B.W. Co.) in that area.  Thanks Eric!

There are 152 photos in the Boston Wharf Company Collection, and they are housed in the Boston Public Library Print Department.  They were just posted online this month--a good reason for continuing to recheck old sources.

The New England Confectionery Company circa 1907

This photo of the New England Confectionery Company was taken from the bridge slip in Fort Point Channel at the corner of the Summer Street Bridge.  It was taken between 1902-1907, but I'm thinking 1907 is more likely, since it looks like it includes the additional buildings that were constructed in 1907 (after the main building was constructed in 1902).

Click here to see how the building looks today.


Marilyn Rea Beyer said...

Some years ago I had to take a circuitous route home from Logan airport on Halloween. My route took me past the current NECCO factory. The huge matrix marquee in front of the building read: "Happy Halloween! Trick or Treaters welcome." There was a line of kids in costumes snaking in and out of the main entrance. I almost stopped myself!

SantaFeKate said...

How excellent! I would have stopped--can't get enough Necco wafers!!