Worcester Corset Company Factory

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Worcester Corset Company Factory
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Worcester Corset Company Factory is located in Massachusetts
Worcester Corset Company Factory
Worcester Corset Company Factory is located in the United States
Worcester Corset Company Factory
Location30 Wyman St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°14′56″N 71°49′10″W / 42.24889°N 71.81944°W / 42.24889; -71.81944Coordinates: 42°14′56″N 71°49′10″W / 42.24889°N 71.81944°W / 42.24889; -71.81944
ArchitectGray, Arthur F.
Architectural styleRomanesque
MPSWorcester MRA
NRHP reference #84000097 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 4, 1984

The Worcester Corset Company Factory is an historic factory building at 30 Wyman Street in Worcester, Massachusetts in the Main South neighborhood. The oldest part of the factory was built in 1895, with expansion of the facilities taking place up to 1909. The buildings were designed by Arthur Gray for the Worcester Corset Company, whose origins date to an 1861 business by David Hale Fanning making hoops for skirts, but shifted to manufacturing corsets after fashions changed. Fanning's business was immensely successful, and he became one of Worcester's larger employers. After the Corset Company folded in 1940, the facility was used to manufacture military-style boots.[2]

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

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Worcester Corset Company Factory". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-06.

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