06 February 2015

The Henry Wilson Shop

Photo by Jean Higgins 2014

 From the Natick Historical Society page:

"The Henry Wilson Shoe Shop is located on the corner of West Central and Mill Streets and is an example of a 'ten-footer'. Many homes had these small shops or ells where piecework on shoes was done. Runners delivered the pieces and picked up the finished work. This continued into the 1900's notwithstanding the concentration of shoemaking in the large factories of the late 1800's."


Learn More

on the Web

http://natickhistoricalsociety.org/figures/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wilson_Shoe_Shop

http://natickhistoricalsociety.org/figures/

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ma0790/


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