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Oscar Schmidt Factory Location

1900 advertisement for Oscar Schmidt
Image Credit: Music Trade Review Archive - Arcade Museum


Oscar Schmidt c.1900
Image Credit: Music Trade Review

Oscar Schmidt Incorporated

The original Oscar Schmidt factory was located at 87-101 Ferry Street in Jersey City, New Jersey. They used the previous address of 36-50 Ferry Street before the streets were renumbered at some point in the teens.

I set out to find where the factory was originally located and what stands there currently

1918 Oscar Schmidt Ad
Image Credit: Google Books - The Music Trades

G.M Hopkins & Co Map c.1908
Image Credit: New York Public Library Digital Collections

Oscar Schmidt completed an expansion
to their plant on April 24th, 1922
Image Credit: Music Trade Review

G.M Hopkins & Co Map c.1919-1923
Image Credit: New York Public Library Digital Collections


1921 Oscar Schmidt Inc Ad
Image Credit: Google Books - The Music Trades

Fate

After Oscar Schmidt shuttered in 1939, the building remained and by 1949 was occupied by the Thos. W. Houchin Corporation

The factory building is no longer standing and condominiums have been built in its place.

87 Ferry Street today
Image Credit: Google Maps



Sources

[1] https://www.google.com/books/edition/Pests_and_Their_Control/rD1DAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=%22101+ferry+st%22+jersey+city+nj&dq=%22101+ferry+st%22+jersey+city+nj&printsec=frontcover