United States Whip Company Complex

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United States Whip Company Complex
24 Main Street, Westfield MA.jpg
24 Main Street
United States Whip Company Complex is located in Massachusetts
United States Whip Company Complex
United States Whip Company Complex is located in the US
United States Whip Company Complex
Location 24 Main Street
Westfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°7′12″N 72°44′53″W / 42.12000°N 72.74806°W / 42.12000; -72.74806Coordinates: 42°7′12″N 72°44′53″W / 42.12000°N 72.74806°W / 42.12000; -72.74806
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Italianate
Part of Westfield Center Historic District (#13000441)
NRHP Reference # 83003983[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 29, 1983
Designated CP June 25, 2013

The United States Whip Company Complex or "United States Line Company Complex" is a historic factory located in Westfield, Massachusetts. It was owned and operated by one of the whip-making business that led Westfield to become widely known as "Whip City". The oldest building, #2, in the complex was built sometime before 1884. It is a three story brick building ten bays long and four wide, from which there is a connector a 1.5 story building that fronts on Thomas Street. These buildings were used from at least 1888 until 1928 for the manufacture of whips. After 1928 the building fronting on Elm Street was modified to accommodate retail stores and a theater, to a design by architect Malcolm B. Harding.[2]

The factory complex was listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983,[1] and as part of an expanded Westfield Center Historic District in 2013.[2]

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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. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Westfield Center Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-12-08.