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Doubleday & Co.: 1948

Doubleday & Co.: 1948

August 25, 1948. "Doubleday & Co. book publishing plant, Hanover, Pennsylvania. General view to front facade. Harrie T. Lindeberg, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

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According to a May 26, 1946 article in The Chicago Tribune, the Hanover plant "will be used to print and bind the reprint and low-priced lines, and will have high-speed presses capable of turning out an enormous number of books." Nelson Doubleday had also just bought an airplane, so that he could fly from Roosevelt Field on Long Island to Hanover (a 45-minute trip), to make frequent inspection trips to the plant. The Garden City, L.I. plant was already running three shifts, unable to keep up with demand.

The building, at 501 Ridge Avenue in Hanover, still stands (with what looks like later additions), and now serves as a direct-to-consumer warehousing and order fulfillment center.

Still there but..

Flagpole removed, name scrubbed from the building, and a visit from the Orkin man.

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