Brown Shoe Company Factory

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Brown Shoe Company Factory
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Brown Shoe Company Factory is located in Illinois
Brown Shoe Company Factory
Location 212 S. State St., Litchfield, Illinois
Coordinates 39°10′26″N 89°39′16″W / 39.17389°N 89.65444°W / 39.17389; -89.65444Coordinates: 39°10′26″N 89°39′16″W / 39.17389°N 89.65444°W / 39.17389; -89.65444
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built 1922
Architect Albert Bartleton Groves; et al.
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Industrial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 06001019[1]
Added to NRHP November 15, 2006

The Brown Shoe Company Factory is a historic factory located at 212 S. State St. in Litchfield, Illinois. The factory opened in 1917 to produce shoes for the St. Louis-based Brown Shoe Company. Prominent St. Louis architect Albert B. Groves designed the factory, which was one of twelve he designed for the company. The factory became Litchfield's second-largest industry and brought the community prosperity through the Great Depression; in addition, its employees formed a civic organization that created a public park on company property. The factory closed in 1967; it was later used by cabinet manufacturer Adenca.[2]

The factory was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Bivens, Matthew Scott (June 11, 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Brown Shoe Company Factory" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 

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