Reversible Collar Company Building

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Reversible Collar Company Building
Reversible Collar Company Building is located in Massachusetts
Reversible Collar Company Building
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′15″N 71°6′55″W / 42.37083°N 71.11528°W / 42.37083; -71.11528Coordinates: 42°22′15″N 71°6′55″W / 42.37083°N 71.11528°W / 42.37083; -71.11528
Architect Woodcock,S.S.; Gannett,Charles
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body Private
Part of Harvard Square Historic District (#86003654)
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference # 85002663[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 27, 1985
Designated CP July 28, 1988

The Reversible Collar Company Building is an historic factory building at 25-27 Mt. Auburn & 10—12 Arrow Streets in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The building has a complex construction history, consisting of several buildings constructed separately between 1862 and 1907, and gradually combined into a single structure. The oldest portions were built by the Allen and Farnham, a printing business. The property was sold to the Reversible Collar Company in 1867, which expanded the facility. The company at first manufactured paper shirt collars, but later also produced paper and paper-fabric combinations for use in products like wall charts and maps. The buildings on the site were sold to the Boston Bookbinding Company in 1897. In the late 1960s the building was converted to office and commercial space.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985,[1] and included in an expansion of the Harvard Square Historic District in 1988.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record fro Reversible Collar Company Building". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-22.