— The Museum in the Streets —Colonel Philo Hersey (panel #9) and two business partners built this imposing shoe factory during the post Civil War period of industrial expansion. At peak production, over 500 workers stood side by side producing several thousand pairs of shoes and boots every day. Making shoes was the economic mainstay of Belfast industry prior to the opening of the chicken processing plants in the 1940s. Plagued with an aging building and continuing labor difficulties, this factory was closed in 1962 and dismantled in 1965. Two shoe factories continued in more modern facilities until the early 1980s. The shoe weathervane that originally graced the tower is now part of the Belfast Museum collection.
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|Placed By||The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:49pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 499554 N 4919378|
|Decimal Degrees||44.42770000, -69.00560000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 25.662', W 69° 0.336'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 25' 39.72" N, 69° 0' 20.16" W|
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