Sign In

Visit our Beverly, Massachusetts, USA page!
Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

United Shoe Mach Co. Plant - Beverly

"In late September 1902 in an extra edition of the Beverly Evening Times, the news was trumpeted that the United Shoe Machinery Company had picked a 150-acre site off Elliott Street in Beverly for a massive factory. Construction began the next year. When it was completed the huge complex held more than ten acres of floor space in three buildings, along with a foundry and drop forge. This building, by Ernest Ransome, was revolutionary in its day. Made of reinforced concrete it was a pioneer in industrial building techniques. The factory was so large that messengers carried documents from place to place on roller skates!..."


More from Beverly, Massachusetts, USA

Beverly, Massachusetts, USA

Beverly, Massachusetts, USA