Oesterlein Machine Company-Fashion Frocks, Inc. Complex

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Oesterlein Machine Company-Fashion Frocks Inc. Complex
Oesterlein Machine Company-Fashion Frocks, Inc. Complex.jpg
Front and eastern side of the complex
Oesterlein Machine Company-Fashion Frocks, Inc. Complex is located in Ohio
Oesterlein Machine Company-Fashion Frocks, Inc. Complex
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates 39°8′36.10″N 84°32′18.75″W / 39.1433611°N 84.5385417°W / 39.1433611; -84.5385417Coordinates: 39°8′36.10″N 84°32′18.75″W / 39.1433611°N 84.5385417°W / 39.1433611; -84.5385417
Architectural style Classical Revival and Early Commercial[1]
NRHP Reference # 05001186[1]
Added to NRHP October 27, 2005[1]

Oesterlein Machine Company-Fashion Frocks Inc. Complex is a registered historic building in Camp Washington, Cincinnati, Ohio, listed in the National Register on October 27, 2005.

Built in 1918, the complex was originally home to the Osterlein Machine tool plant. In the 1930s, the Fashion Frocks dress company acquired the property and manufactured women’s clothing.[2] Fashion Frocks also made parachutes during World War II. Currently, the complex is home to the American Sign Museum and loft apartments.[3]

Historic uses[edit]

  • Manufacturing Facility
  • Industrial Storage

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2007-06-30). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Middle Earth Developers. Machine Flats: The Neighborhood. Retrieved on February 6, 2010.
  3. ^ Cliff Radel. Sign Museum plans bigger home in Camp Washington. "Cincinnati Enquirer". January 30, 2007. Retrieved on February 6, 2010.