United Cigar Manufacturing Company building

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United Cigar Manufacturing Company
United Cigar York PA.JPG
United Cigar Manufacturing Company, November 2010
United Cigar Manufacturing Company building is located in Pennsylvania
United Cigar Manufacturing Company building
United Cigar Manufacturing Company building is located in the US
United Cigar Manufacturing Company building
Location 201 N. Penn St., York, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′45″N 76°44′19″W / 39.96250°N 76.73861°W / 39.96250; -76.73861Coordinates: 39°57′45″N 76°44′19″W / 39.96250°N 76.73861°W / 39.96250; -76.73861
Area less than one acre
Built 1907
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP Reference # 99001289[1]
Added to NRHP October 28, 1999

The United Cigar Manufacturing Company building is an historic building located at York, York County, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

The building was constructed as a cigar factory in 1907 by the United Cigar Manufacturing Company of New York City.

United Cigar was formed in 1902 by the consolidation of Kerbs, Wertheim & Schiffer; Hirschhorn, Mack & Company; and Stratton & Storm Company. It was subsequently incorporated in New York under the same name in 1906. As of 1907, the company owned and operated 19 factories in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and manufactured 400 million cigars annually for the wholesale market.[2] It became the General Cigar Company about 1917.

The cigar factory was operated for an undetermined period as the York City Cigar Company. After 1932, the building housed printers and clothing manufacturers and is currently used as an apartment building.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]

Construction[edit]

The three-story, brick building is on a stone foundation and has a low-pitched gable roof. The main facade is 18 bays wide and has a 4-bay-wide, 1-bay-deep, center pavilion. The building measures 174 feet wide by 41 feet deep.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ The Boston Evening Transcript, 21 February 1907, pg 2 col 1
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes E. Roman (June 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: United Cigar Manufacturing Company" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-18.