Pierce Organ Pipe Factory

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Pierce Organ Pipe Factory
Pierce Organ Pipe Factory is located in Massachusetts
Pierce Organ Pipe Factory
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′39.8″N 71°5′44.09″W / 42.527722°N 71.0955806°W / 42.527722; -71.0955806Coordinates: 42°31′39.8″N 71°5′44.09″W / 42.527722°N 71.0955806°W / 42.527722; -71.0955806
Built 1852
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Italianate
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Pierce Organ Pipe Factory was a historic factory building at 10-12 Pierce Street in Reading, Massachusetts. The oldest portion of the two story wood frame Italianate structure was built in 1852 by Samuel Pierce, who had begun the manufacture of organ pipes in his nearby house in the 1840s. The building was expanded several times over the 19th century.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

On Friday October 14 2011, the building was torn down to make way for the construction of an eight unit condominium.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Pierce Organ Pipe Factory". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  3. ^ Adams, Virginia. "A Piece of History Lost." Daily Times Chronicle, Oct 17 2011.

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