Merit Underwear Company

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Merit Underwear Company
Merit Underwear Shoemakersville BerksCo PA.JPG
Merit Underwear Company is located in Pennsylvania
Merit Underwear Company
Location 43 E. Noble Ave., Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°30′6″N 75°58′6″W / 40.50167°N 75.96833°W / 40.50167; -75.96833Coordinates: 40°30′6″N 75°58′6″W / 40.50167°N 75.96833°W / 40.50167; -75.96833
Area less than one acre
Built 1916, 1921, 1928
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000711[1]
Added to NRHP June 28, 1996

Merit Underwear Company is a historic factory building located at Shoemakersville, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1916, and is a two-story, rectangular, brick building measuring 40 by 100 feet (12 by 30 m). It was added to the front of an earlier wood frame building, which was later replaced with a two-story, irregularly shaped brick structure built in 1928. A two-story, brick addition was built in 1921. The addition measures 52 feet by 71 feet. The building was occupied by garment manufacturers into the 1990s.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes David G. Jordan (December 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Merit Underwear Company" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-15.