F.W. Smith Silver Company

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F. W. Smith Silver Company
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F.W. Smith Silver Company is located in Massachusetts
F.W. Smith Silver Company
F.W. Smith Silver Company is located in the US
F.W. Smith Silver Company
Location Gardner, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°34′43″N 71°59′14″W / 42.57861°N 71.98722°W / 42.57861; -71.98722Coordinates: 42°34′43″N 71°59′14″W / 42.57861°N 71.98722°W / 42.57861; -71.98722
Built 1888
NRHP Reference # 79000376[1]
Added to NRHP November 14, 1979

The F.W. Smith Silver Company is a historic factory building at 60 Chestnut Street in Gardner, Massachusetts. The three story brick building was built in 1892 by Frank W. Smith,[2] who had begun manufacturing sterling silver silverware in 1887. The business continued under a succession of owners until 1958. The building is locally distinguished for its late Victorian commercial style, including a tower with pyramidal roof, and stained glass windows.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, 3rd edition revised, Dorothy T. Rainwater, 1986, Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, PA
  3. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for F. W. Smith Silver Company". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-21.