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John S. Fogg Shoe Factory, 4-10 Union Street, Columbian Square, Weymouth, Norfolk County, MA



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B&W Photos

HB551096
General View Of The Union Street Facade Of The Factory

HB551097
Rear View Of The Factory


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Item Title


Location
Columbian Square, Weymouth, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-42
Building/structure dates: 1857 initial construction
Significance: Weymouth history has been closely tied with that of shoemaking in Massachusetts, and, in the 19th century, "Weymouth Grade" was synonymous with high quality. By the 1760s, the town had left the handicraft stage of shoe manufacture, and by 1810, the central shop, which "put out" for home work several of the part of shoe manufacture, had begun to appear. By the 1840s and 1850s, the central shop had expanded. Almost all were wood frame structures, and very few have survived. Even in 1860, the John S. Fogg Factory was considered a model of its class; today, it is a very rare example of a once common building type, and of considerable architectural merit.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Wooden Buildings
Factories


Related Names
Pleasantview Realty Trust
Fogg, John S.
Cobb, Charles S.
Daggett, Isaac
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Stott, Peter, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General view of the Union Street facade of the factory
2. Rear view of the factory


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