The home of Golden Rule Shoes, Freeport, ca. 1900

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This wooden factory building extending from the red brick building -- the E.B. Mallet Jr. office building -- was the shoe factory where Golden Rule Shoes were made.

Arthur W. Shaw operated the shoe manufacturing plant from December 1886 until 1912. E.B. Mallet reported asked Shaw's older brother Horace H. Shaw to build the shoe factory in Freeport. Horace Shaw owned Goding and Shaw in Portland.

Arthur Shaw is said to have installed the first telephone in Freeport in 1904.

The Mallet building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

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  • Title: The home of Golden Rule Shoes, Freeport, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Tabor Prang Art Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Locations:
    • Freeport, Cumberland County, ME
    • ME
  • Media: Chromolithograph
  • Dimensions: 32 cm x 59 cm
  • Local Code: 3891*
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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