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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pohlig Box Factory - Before and After

Pohlig Box Factory, August 1973:

Pohlig Box Factory, June 2012:

Top photo courtesy of VCU Libraries

3 comments:

  1. My grandmother used to work here and would walk to the bus stop to catch a bus for work. She lived at 301 north 25th street at the time. I loved visiting her. Loved the St. Johns church. I used to walk there and sit to eat a snack as this had the most grassy area, also was a much safer time.
    I noticed that there was scratchings in the brick along the bldg. to the entrance and was told that those scratchings came from people waiting in line for a job? Hard to make out all of the scribble, but 1930 was a time scratched there. Just wondering if you have info on the scratching in brick.

    betsy

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    1. I've never heard of the scratchings in the brick before, very cool.

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  2. Knew the Pohligs well, went to church & school with a bunch of the Pohlig kids - great people.

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