United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building

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United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building
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United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building is located in Boston
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building is located in Massachusetts
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building is located in the US
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′14″N 71°3′23″W / 42.35389°N 71.05639°W / 42.35389; -71.05639Coordinates: 42°21′14″N 71°3′23″W / 42.35389°N 71.05639°W / 42.35389; -71.05639
Built 1929
Architect George W.Fuller Co.; Parker, Thomas & Rice
Architectural style Art Deco
NRHP Reference #

80000668

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Added to NRHP August 19, 1980

The United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building is a historic office building at 138-164 Federal Street in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. The steel-frame skyscraper has 24 stories and a penthouse, and was built in 1928 to a design by George W. Fuller and Parker, Thomas & Rice. It is one of Boston's finest Art Deco buildings, including an elaborately decorated lobby. It was built for the United Shoe Machinery Corporation, which at the time controlled 98% of the nation's shoe machinery business.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980[1] and in 1983 it was designated a Boston Landmark with rare interior (lobby) as well as exterior protection by the Boston Landmarks Commission.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-09.