The Hudson Tea building, currently a luxury apartment complex on Hoboken's waterfront, was originally part of a complex that was home to the Lipton Tea Company. Thomas Lipton, the founder of the Lipton Tea Company, constructed the buildings in 1905 as his American headquarters.
Lipton founded his company in 1871 when he opened his first grocery store and used publicity stunts for advertising. In 1890, he ventured into teas, a product that Lipton is now most well known for. From Lipton's headquarters in Hoboken, the company became one of the largest tea traders in the world. His large Lipton Tea sign could be seen all over New York Harbor and helped contribute to his title of the "father of modern advertising."
In 2000, two of the three buildings were converted to luxury residences, and in 2005, all three buildings were renovated into apartment buildings. The site encompasses 16 acres on the Hudson River. #hoboken #hudson_tea_building #industrial_buildings #lipton #new_jersey #tea #weehawken