1951

On January 26th, Weldon Pajama Company (owned by the Harwood Company), purchased the complex for $350,000, and spent $100,000 in renovations.

Mid-1950s

Weldon’s was the largest pajama factory in the world. (They also made sports shorts.)

  • The Lucille Footwear Company was also housed in the complex during this time.
  • The factory experienced international fame in connection with the Broadway musical (and later the movie), The Pajama Game, starring Doris Day. Noted Broadway producer, George Abbott, sent representatives to get a feel for the factory to help guide the creation of the musical, and set designers took pictures for backdrops and borrowed items from the factory to use as props in the film.
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