Buzza Company Building
This building was once the home of the one of the country's top manufacturer of greeting cards, Buzza Company. Today it is now a residential structure aptly named Buzza Lofts Uptown. The company was founded by George Buzza in 1907, who then eventually purchased the building in 1923. Buzza Company operated here until 1942 when it closed due to low sales, which was not surprising as the country was in the midst of World War II by that point. Buzza Company was a forerunner of the industry; it led "innovations in distribution, retail policies, and display methods." (NRHP Nomination Form; see link below) Along with other greeting card companies like Hallmark, Buzza Company helped lay the groundwork for the multi-billion dollar greeting card industry today. For these reasons, along with the fact that the after the company closed the building was used for the production of military optical equipment for the war, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
Backstory and Context
Photo: McGhiever, via Wikimedia Commons