Here is a representation of certain commercial buildings or factory enterprises established, or owned, by Calcutta Jews. Among them are,
The Agarpara Jute Mills at Kamarhati,
The National Tobacco Company, also at Kamarhati, and
The Norton Buildings, at 1 and 2 Old Courthouse Street.
This is an excerpt from the article, "The Jews of Agarpara", which appeared in the issue of The Telegraph dated May 24, 2009, http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090524/jsp/calcutta/story_10951040.jsp
'Two brothers Ephraim and Edmund Jonah, now in their 70s, lived in Calcutta almost 60 years ago. The Jonahs live in Israel now. When they visited Calcutta in March, they made a sentimental journey to Agarpara Jute Mills in Kamarhati, where Edmund was born 73 years ago. This is what Ephraim Jonah wrote earlier this month about that visit from his home in Israel:
“When my brother and I returned early in March this year, we found the club house in ruins. The paved surface was cracked in many places and there was no sign of the markings of the badminton court. The manager’s bungalow has had an addition. It is obvious the tennis courts have not been used for decades and the floodlit badminton court no longer exists. The garden as my late mother had designed it has all but disappeared. Of course it has been 56 years since I saw it last.”
Agarpara Jute Mills covers a wide swathe of land next to Barrackpore Trunk Road, and opposite it is the whitewashed factory of the National Tobacco Company. It used to manufacture the once-popular cigarette brand No. 10, and now Regent is the only brand of cigarettes it produces. Vishal market, a mall, has come up within its compound, part of which is used as a parking lot for trucks. All this and a lot more once belonged to a Calcutta Jew named B.N. Elias, who had built his business empire practically from nothing.'