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
Brown Shoe Company Factory is located in the US
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
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]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Bivens, Matthew Scott (2006-06-11). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Brown Shoe Company Factory" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 

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