The last authentic Meatpacking District signs?

Could these really be the final remnants of the meat purveying industry that existed for decades at the splintered ends of far West 14th Street?

Supercitymeatsign

Super City Wholesale Meats decamped in December 2012 after occupying this spot on West 13th Street since 1979, the Sawkill Lumber Company tells us.

The sign remains, lending authenticity to retailers looking to move into the newly rebranded construction site 837 Washington Street.

Manhattanmotelsupplycosign

Manhattan Hotel Supply Company was (is?) at 447 West 13th Street “for 4 Generations.”

They were among the “160 thriving meat-related businesses operating between 18th and Bank Streets,” in 1974, this illuminating 1997 New York cover story on the beginnings of Meatpacking gentrification explains.

Take a look at the article—a lot has changed in 16 years.

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One Response to “The last authentic Meatpacking District signs?”

  1. Laura4NYC Says:

    Awesomeness! I love authentic signs like these!

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