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Silver Lake Cordage Company, 308 Nevada Street, Newton, Middlesex County, MA



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Location
308 Nevada Street, Newton, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-33
Building/structure dates: 1866 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1880 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1907 subsequent work
Significance: One of the most architecturally impressive factories in the immediate Boston area is the Victorian cordage factory built about 1866 for the Silver Lake Cordage Company. The original four-story brick mill building still stands, now the mansard roofed center block of the complex which was expanded to the north about 1880 and to the south after 1907. After the company moved to Georgia in 1928, the plant was taken over by the National Packaging Machinery Company, a leading manufacturer of box and carton-forming machinery.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Factories
Textile Industry


Related Names
Silver Lake Cordage Company
National Packing Machine Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Stott, Peter, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF FACTORY SHOWING ORIGINAL STRUCTURE (MANSARD ROOFED PORTION AT CENTER), SOUTH ADDITION (LEFT) AND NORTH ADDITION (RIGHT).
2. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING EAST SIDE OF ORIGINAL STRUCTURE OF 1866.


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