Old Weir Stove Building

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Old Weir Stove Company
FBRogers Taunton.jpg
former Weir Stove Company / F.B. Rogers Silver Co.
Old Weir Stove Building is located in Massachusetts
Old Weir Stove Building
Old Weir Stove Building is located in the US
Old Weir Stove Building
Location Taunton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°52′57″N 71°5′34″W / 41.88250°N 71.09278°W / 41.88250; -71.09278Coordinates: 41°52′57″N 71°5′34″W / 41.88250°N 71.09278°W / 41.88250; -71.09278
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1902
MPS Taunton MRA
NRHP Reference # 84002194[1]
Added to NRHP July 5, 1984

The Old Weir Stove Company was an historic industrial facility located on West Water Street in Weir Village, Taunton, Massachusetts. The factory consisted of a series of connected brick buildings, located between West Water Street and the west bank of the Taunton River. The factory was built in 1902 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It was later occupied by F.B. Rogers Silver Company.[2] In May–June 2009, the site was demolished, except for the northernmost building of the complex.[3][4]

The Weir Stove Company was originally located on the west side of West Water Street, but expanded to this site in 1902. The company was later known as the Glenwood Stove Company.[5] The company produced a stove called the "Glenwood Range", and contributed to the city's prominence as a leading center of stove manufacturing. The buildings were built using fairly typical period mill construction and styling, with load-bearing brick walls, low-pitch gable roofs, and arched paired windows. The complex was the largest and most impressive in the Weir Village area.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Old Weir Stove Building". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  3. ^ Charles Winokoor (16 February 2009). "F.B. Rogers condominiums to be scaled down". Taunton Daily Gazette (GateHouse News Service). 
  4. ^ "F.B Rogers demolition gets underway". Taunton Daily Gazette (GateHouse News Service). 14 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Sanborn Fire Maps, 1898 and 1937