Shoe Factory, Belfast, ca. 1885

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This shoe factory was built by the Belfast Manufacturing Company on lower Main Street in 1872. It was first leased to Richardson and Critchett, who employed one hundred fifty workers

For nearly one hundred years, mens,' boys' and women's shoes and boots were produced. During World War II the factory supplied combat boots to the U. S. Army.

Shoe production continued at this factory until 1949, when a more modern facility was built. This building was razed in 1965.

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  • Title: Shoe Factory, Belfast, ca. 1885
  • Creator: Frank P. Blodgett
  • Creation Date: circa 1885
  • Subject Date: circa 1885
  • Location: Belfast, Waldo County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 17.5 cm x 22.5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Belfast Historical Society
10 Market Street, Belfast, ME 04915


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