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established by Joseph Yund in 1866 at 215-217 Main St. Amsterdam, NY
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edited by Washington Frothingham
|Edward B. Dix|
"mad as a hatter:"
New additions to the Arnold Collection give an idea of the variety of Bochee designs distributed:
|The backs of the previous two cards bore similar inscriptions,|
except for the name of the distributing dealer.
The first dealer impression was too blurred to read.
"Annex-Green's Almanac" refers to the manufacturer.
George Gill Green of Woodbury, NJ
"Born in nearby Clarksboro, George Gill Green left the University of Pennsylvania medical school in 1864 to fight in the Civil War with the 142nd Illinois Regiment. Following the war, he used his medical training to start three medicine companies - first in Baltimore and then in Ohio. He returned to New Jersey in 1872 with his young family, but rather than starting fresh, he bought the rights to manufacture and market two patent medicines his father had been making and distributing. The business grew thanks to aggressive advertising, and Green became Woodbury's first multimillionaire as the city grew in prominence within the medicine industry.
"Using some of his wealth, Green built a substantial building on Broad Street, in the city's business district. The G.G. Green Block reportedly held an opera house and an upstairs ballroom...."
|also from the digital collection at East Carolina University|
G.G. Green published the August Flower and German Syrup Almanac. Selected pages of the 1890 edition are available on PDF.
"RPM Development, LLC...realized the potential for this once grand building and proposed a reuse plan for the block. Under the guidance of the National Park Service and the New Jersey HistoricPreservation Office, the developer completed the restoration and rehabilitation project in 2013. The project relied on a complex finance package including low-income housing credit and federal investment tax credits. Senior housing now occupies the upper floors of the structure, while stores at the street level will again contribute to Woodbury’s downtown commerce.
"The NJ Historic Trust holds the preservation easement, which was a requirement on the part of city when the building was sold to the developer. The easement insures that the G.G. Green Building remains a landmark far into the future." [links added for your convenience; current as of February 2016]
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