Saco-Pettee Machine Shops

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Saco–Pettee Machine Shops
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Saco-Pettee Machine Shops is located in Massachusetts
Saco-Pettee Machine Shops
Location 156 Oak St., Newton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°18′32″N 71°13′5″W / 42.30889°N 71.21806°W / 42.30889; -71.21806Coordinates: 42°18′32″N 71°13′5″W / 42.30889°N 71.21806°W / 42.30889; -71.21806
Built 1893
Architect Lockwood,Greene & Co.
Architectural style Industrial
Governing body Private
MPS Newton MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP December 23, 1986

The Saco–Pettee Machine Shops is a historic factory complex at 156 Oak Street in the Newton Upper Falls area of Newton, Massachusetts. Although the area has an industrial history dating to the early 19th century, the oldest buildings in this complex, consisting of about thirteen brick buildings, were built in 1892. Otis Pettee began manufacturing equipment for the processing of cotton in the 1830s, which was the sites purpose until c. 1930.[2]

The buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1] Today it is home to Clark's N.A., the North American home base to Clark's Shoes international, makers of fine footwear, including Bostonian.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Saco-Pettee Machine Shops". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-20.