Shoe Factory, Springvale, 1880s

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Shoe Factory, Springvale, 1880s

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The tall white building at center, on Bridge Street, was built in 1870 by Irving A. Butler, the driving force behind Springvale's development as a center for shoe manufacture.

His partner was John D. Fogg. Butler remained in the partnership for only two years, selling out to Henry Vinal in 1872 to raise funds to purchase another shoe factory on Mill Street.

This building continued to be used for shoe production until it was destroyed in the great Springvale fire of 1905.

The home in the background at left was the residence of E. E. Wentworth, which also was lost in the fire.

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About This Item

  • Title: Shoe Factory, Springvale, 1880s
  • Creator: Philpot, Fred
  • Creation Date: circa 1875
  • Subject Date: circa 1875
  • Town: Springvale
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13.88 cm x 24.16 cm
  • Local Code: C-422
  • Collection: Index to the Glass Negatives, Tom Ursia Donations
  • Object Type: Image

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Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
P. O. Box 276 505 Main Street, Springvale, ME 04083
(207) 490-1028

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