Folsom Avenue, McRee Town


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The eclectic nature of the area’s architecture continues on the northern end of the residential area.

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There was a Jewish population in the neighborhood for a while, as this former synagogue attests.

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Folsom Avenue is dominated by the gigantic Liggett-Meyers Tobacco Factory, which is gigantic, to be blunt.  It stretches the entire length of the neighborhood.

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2 Responses

  1. samizdat

    04/05/2014, 11:47 am

    What’s even more amazing about the size of the Ligget-Meyers plant is that there used to be another block-long building along Folsom. You can still see the foundation, including the street-level windows in the foundation walls, along Folsom. There is even a band of red terra cotta blocks atop the foundation. I suspect there may have been one or two other largish buildings in the complex, too.

    • Chris Naffziger

      04/06/2014, 06:57 pm

      Indeed, I saw those foundations and forgot to mention them. I suspect they were part of the factory.


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