About American Chicle Company Building
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American Chicle Company Building is located in the Gert Town neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce started campaigning for a chewing gum factory in the city in 1900. Points in favor of New Orleans as a good location for such a factory included being USA's leading port of commerce with Latin America, so much chicle was already shipped through there, and large quantities of sugar are grown and refined in Louisiana. (New York Times, 19 Oct 1900)
The American Chicle Company built the building as a branch factory, which opened production in 1911.
After the gum factory closed, the building housed a box factory and an automotive parts warehouse.