Kraus Corset Factory

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Kraus Corset Factory
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Kraus Corset Factory in 2008
Kraus Corset Factory is located in Connecticut
Kraus Corset Factory
Kraus Corset Factory is located in the US
Kraus Corset Factory
Location Roosevelt Drive and Third Street, Derby, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°19′13″N 73°5′29″W / 41.32028°N 73.09139°W / 41.32028; -73.09139Coordinates: 41°19′13″N 73°5′29″W / 41.32028°N 73.09139°W / 41.32028; -73.09139
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1879
NRHP reference # 87000128[1]
Added to NRHP February 12, 1987

The Kraus Corset Factory is a historic industrial property at Roosevelt Drive and Third Street in Derby, Connecticut. The oldest portion of the large brick, built 1879, faces Third Street, while a c. 1910 addition extends along Roosevelt Drive. It is the only major building to survive from Derby's period of corset manufacturing. It was built by Sidney Downs, one of Derby's leading businessmen of the period.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 12, 1987.[1] The factory was converted into apartments.

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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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Kraus Corset Factory". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-22.