National Pencil Factory, Mary Phagan, etc

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#1 Mar 13, 2011
Does anyone know for sure what the name of the condos (if they are condos now) behind Oakland Cemetery that used to be the Pencil Factory are called? I sent an email and the person was rude and asked me if it was a joke about the rape and murder so I sent a link to the wikipedia article. They told me not to email back. I mailed them with a question: Has anyone happened to ever report any paranormal activity there at all. So yeah. It sucks to have attitude when being as courteous and professional as you can.
Paul

Bowdon, GA

#2 Mar 13, 2011
nightofthelongknives wrote:
Does anyone know for sure what the name of the condos (if they are condos now) behind Oakland Cemetery that used to be the Pencil Factory are called? I sent an email and the person was rude and asked me if it was a joke about the rape and murder so I sent a link to the wikipedia article. They told me not to email back. I mailed them with a question: Has anyone happened to ever report any paranormal activity there at all. So yeah. It sucks to have attitude when being as courteous and professional as you can.
yes there is black ghost out there all the time,they steal your wallett

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#5 Mar 13, 2011
Ok. I meant to say originally...if you're retarded don't reply. Would like some honestly serious replies. And I am familiar with Atlanta so you don't have to tell me it's dark over there.
Duncan

Atlanta, GA

#6 Mar 13, 2011
If I remember my Atlanta history correctly, the pencil factory was located more in downtown Atlanta; the large complex you're talking about used to be some sort of paper factory next to Cabbage Town....
Duncan

Atlanta, GA

#7 Mar 13, 2011
Yes...., here it is:
http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/penclfct.htm
"... Leo specialized in engineering at Cornell; and for several months he worked as a draftsman for the B.F. Sturtevant Company of Hyde Park, Massachusetts. He was then engineer and draftsman with the National Meter Company of Brooklyn.
In 1907 he came to terms with a delegation of Atlanta citizens to establish a pencil factory in that thriving Dixie city. He spent nine months in Europe studying that business, and in 1908 he opened the National Pencil Company factory on Forsythe Street; and in that same year he married Lucy Selig of Atlanta. She still lives with her family in Atlanta...."
Duncan

Atlanta, GA

#8 Mar 13, 2011
http://www.leofrankcase.com/

This Site will present information and documents about the murder of Mary Anne Phagan (1899-1913) and possible solutions to the crime. We will analyze the Inquest testimony, the Court record, and much other original material in an attempt to finally explain what most likely happened at 37 Forsyth Street on Confederate Memorial Day, 1913. The basic books on the case will also be reviewed, including the most recent And the Dead Shall Rise.
Mary Phagan

Woodstock, GA

#9 Mar 13, 2011
Leo Frank bragged openly that he was rich enough to buy all the alibi witnesses he needed to win his court trial. The sheriff found Frank washing blood out of his shirt after the rape and murder. This case is said to have sparked the resurgence of the decades long dormant KKK in Georgia and the South. Southerners were totally sick of rich yankees coming south and opening sweat shop labor factories and paying poor southerners starvation wages and abusing employees at will. Some testimony said Frank routinely demanded sex from his under age employees as a condition of employment. Murder, however, was over the brink.
The fact that Frank was Jewish further angered Christian Southerners who felt that Jews lacked Christian compassion and fairness.
The lynching that followed the trial got newspaper attention around the country.

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#10 Mar 14, 2011
I can copy and paste shit too. Not what I was asking at all. Jesus! Does nobody comprehend things anymore.

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#11 Mar 14, 2011
I also lived down the street from Marietta City Cemetery and knew Mary Phagan's great niece or something like that. I read a lot at the Library and the Archives in Atlanta. You're telling me stuff I alreayd know plus things that aren't even important. I doesn't matter where Leo Frank went to college.
TMR

Woodstock, GA

#13 Mar 14, 2011
nightofthelongknives wrote:
I can copy and paste shit too. Not what I was asking at all. Jesus! Does nobody comprehend things anymore.
Your obvious ignorance enticed people to attempt to educate your stupidity and you failed again. Be sure to sign up for special ed before its too late.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#15 Mar 14, 2011
The tree they hung him from is still there in Marietta....

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#16 Mar 14, 2011
you go to the big chicken and turn right, and there you are.
Hello

Jonesboro, GA

#17 Mar 14, 2011
nightofthelongknives wrote:
Does anyone know for sure what the name of the condos (if they are condos now) behind Oakland Cemetery that used to be the Pencil Factory are called? I sent an email and the person was rude and asked me if it was a joke about the rape and murder so I sent a link to the wikipedia article. They told me not to email back. I mailed them with a question: Has anyone happened to ever report any paranormal activity there at all. So yeah. It sucks to have attitude when being as courteous and professional as you can.
They are the Pencil Factory Lofts.
No Right Turn

Woodstock, GA

#18 Mar 14, 2011
inbred Genius wrote:
you go to the big chicken and turn right, and there you are.
Frank got his last meal at the Big Chicken.
If Frank had gone straight instead of turning right at the Big Chicken he could have gotten away.
Allen

AOL

#19 Mar 14, 2011
The former (4-story) factory building of the National Pencil Co has been torn down and replaced by the Sam Nunn Federal Center. The Pencil Factory Lofts is not even at the same address, despite the familiar name.

If anyone has an original pencil made by the NPCo in Atlanta (with or without eraser), I'm interested!

The original oak tree in Marietta (from 1915) is also long gone.

Allen
www.leofrankcase.com
Duncan

Atlanta, GA

#21 Mar 14, 2011
nightofthelongknives wrote:
I also lived down the street from Marietta City Cemetery and knew Mary Phagan's great niece or something like that. I read a lot at the Library and the Archives in Atlanta. You're telling me stuff I alreayd know plus things that aren't even important. I doesn't matter where Leo Frank went to college.
Try to help a stupid, drunk white boy and see where it gets you. Sober up, twit.

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#22 Mar 14, 2011
yeah ive seen the building with the plaque on it across from the kmart or whatever it is now. so the building she was killed at wasnt the huge red brick building behind oakland eh. that sucks. id still like to go there and do some ghost hunting. thanks all.
paul

Carrollton, GA

#23 Mar 16, 2011
you can buy all the pencils you want at walmart

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#24 Mar 17, 2011
Paul, youre an idiot. Complete moron. Do the world a favor and kill yourself. Nobody would miss you anyway.
ATLguide

Atlanta, GA

#25 Aug 12, 2011
Misleading name for Lofts at 349 Decatur Street in Atlanta, near Oakland Cemetery.
The loft building calls itself the Pencil Factory, but it definitely NOT the site National Pencil Factory involving the high-profile trial of Leo Frank and the death of little mary Phagan.

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