This collection of photos is filed in the Hughes
"Monumental Distillery Co. -
accident scene, Lansdowne MD. – 11/16/1942".
We were unable to find more information about the "accident",
but this photograph
clearly shows some damage. The tube lying across the crushed delivery
like a smokestack, similar to the tall one standing in the
background. Perhaps it was
originally part of the second stack, now shorter, and fell across the truck.
The incident probably occurred no earlier than October or November of 1942,
the photos appear to have been taken to provide a record of the damages.
see doesn't appear to be very extensive, and the accident may not even have
factor, but the name of the site was changed from Monumental Distillers to
Distilling Co. within the following 50 days. According to Maryland state
"resident agent" for the Majestic Distilling Corporation was changed at that
not ownership, which continued to be The Corporation Trust Corporation.
own official history places 1943 as the year it was founded by Zellic Cohen,
mention is made of the plant's former identity or history. It would be
know whether Cohen had any relationship to
Monumental Distillers Co. before 1943.