Henry Wilson Shoe Shop

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Henry Wilson Shoe Shop
Henry Wilson shoeshop.jpg
Henry Wilson Shoe Shop, ca. 1937
Location

181 West Central Street, Route 135

Natick, Massachusetts
Built 1850s
NRHP Reference # 00000955 [1]
Added to NRHP July 24, 2000

The Henry Wilson Shoe Shop is an historic "ten footer" building located at 181 West Central Street, Route 135 in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. Built in the 1850s, it was the shoe shop of Henry Wilson, a Senator from Massachusetts and the eighteenth Vice President of the United States. On July 24, 2000, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Henry Wilson Shoe Shop in 2003

A ten footer is a small backyard shop structure that was built in the 18th and 19th centuries in New England to serve as a shoemaker's shop. The name came from the fact that the floor dimensions were usually about 10 feet by 10 feet (3 meters by 3 meters). The ten footers were forerunners of the large shoe factories that developed in New England later in the 19th century.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Hunter, Ethel A., The Ten-Footers of New England in Parks, Roger, editor, The New England Galaxy: The best of 20 years from Old Sturbridge Village, Chester Connecticut: Globe Pequot Press, 1980, pp. 134-139, ISBN 0-87106-040-X

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  • Hunter, Ethel A., The Ten-Footers of New England in Parks, Roger, editor, The New England Galaxy: The best of 20 years from Old Sturbridge Village, Chester Connecticut: Globe Pequot Press, 1980, pp. 134–139, ISBN 0-87106-040-X

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