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George Stimmel: Riverside/Foschini Park
« on: December 08, 2008, 03:11:12 PM »
I found this George Stimmel landscape on eBay.

Here's the auction: http://xrl.us/RiversideStim

The seller identifies it as "River Side Park. Hack", which I imagine would be Foschini Park, and thinks it's from the 1950s. That may very well be, but I'm wondering about those buildings and smokestacks (?) behind them.

Does anyone recognize them and might this be from an earlier time?
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Re: George Stimmel: Riverside/Foschini Park
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 03:32:04 PM »

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Re: George Stimmel: Riverside/Foschini Park
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 10:19:44 PM »
The thing that's throwing me off is that there are what appear to be mountains way in the background, which would suggest that he's facing west or north instead of south toward the cement factory.

From the little I know of his work, Stimmel did not seem to be given to artistic license - he seemed to be almost photographic with his local imagery.



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Re: George Stimmel: Riverside/Foschini Park
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 10:38:44 AM »
 What is now the Concrete Plant in Bogota and in the background of the picture... was the George M. Brewster Ashphalt Plant in the early 1960's.  I backed under the hoppers many times for my Grandfathers Constuction Company.

 Was it ever a concrete plant prior to the 1960's ?

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Re: George Stimmel: Riverside/Foschini Park
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 10:08:59 AM »
I think the smokestacks are from the east side of the Hackensack River, in Bogota near the border of Ridgefield Park.  I think at least one of them is still standing.

The cement factory along the river across from The Record goes WAY BACK, at least to the 1940's.  Does it have a smokestack ???