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Ives Manufacturing Corporation, 194 Holland Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT



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Location
194 Holland Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-170
Building/structure dates: 1904 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1917 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1939 subsequent work
Significance: The patent-stone ashlar building was the first factory in the United States built for the sole purpose of making toy trains. Ives was the largest producer of electric trains in this country for almost ten years, manufacturing the first "O" gauge trains in America to run on fabricated sectional track. The company had a reputation for high standards, living up to the slogan "Ives Toys Make Happy Boys."

Related Names
Ives, Edward
Lionel Company
Stewart, Robert C., Photographer
Cobbs, Martha M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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