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Factory where Bruce Springsteen's dad worked; in My Hometown


Factory where Bruce Springsteen's dad worked; in My Hometown

Bruce Springsteen's father worked here in the A&M Karagheusian Rug Mill, from 1941 to 1943. See, for ex., Bruce, by Peter Ames Carlin, at p. 3. The building is now a senior living apartment tower, called variously Rug Mill and Rugmill. There is quite a bit about it on the Web, including that it is the textile mill in Springsteen's song, My Hometown.


Location: Rug Mill Towers , 40 Jackson Street , 30-40 Jackson Street, Freehold, New Jersey, 07728, United States
Listing Category: Factories, Mills, Family, Lyrics (appears in song; inspiration for), Repurposed Properties, Rock and Roll, Rock Stars, Springsteen, Bruce, Worked Here, Employment
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : In Born to Run, the Springsteen autobiography, at p. 6, Bruce writes, Time passed; my father quit school at sixteen, working as a floor boy in the Karagheusian Rug Mill, a clanging factory of looms and deafening machinery that stretched across both sides of Center Street in a part of town called Texas.
Date : 2016-10-10

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Also in the Born to Run Springsteen biography, at pp. 402-403, Mr. Springsteen describes factories such as this one disappearing from America. He writes, My dad had worked on the floor there when I was a kid; my musical life and the Castiles had been born not fifty yards from its belching smokestacks and clacking looms.
Date : 2016-12-01

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