The colossal factory anchoring West 23rd Street

Used to be that factories were built along the waterfront, like this gigantic red-brick beauty at the Hudson River end of 23rd Street.

It was the headquarters of Christy, Constant & Co., a wallpaper manufacturing firm; the lithograph dates to the 1860s.

Now, our waterfront is devoted to leisure. Chelsea Piers, Hudson River Park, and the High Line are the main attractions around the factory site.

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5 Responses to “The colossal factory anchoring West 23rd Street”

  1. BestBrian Says:

    Constant, not Content.

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    Yes, thank you

  3. BestBrian Says:

    You’re welcome. This site is awesome, btw. Thanks for your work.

  4. wildnewyork Says:

    Thank you for pointing out errors. Some nights I really need a proofreader….

  5. The haunting beauty of a brick Bronx factory | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] York City hummed with the sounds of workers and machinery — producing everything from ketchup to wallpaper to pianos to […]

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