Wakefield Rattan Factory, Wakefield, Mass.


Wakefield Rattan Factory, Wakefield, Mass.


[Wakefield, Mass.] : A.H. Thayer




Postcard shows the Heywood-Wakefield furniture factory complex on Water Street. The view is looking north, with Water Street visible in front of the factory buildings. Card is undated but bears a postmark of 1906. The Wakefield Rattan Company buildings comprised a large complex on Water Street. The company closed the Wakefield factory in 1931 and consolidated their manufacturing at the company's Gardner, Mass. plant. The buildings housed a number of commercial and industrial businesses in subsequent years, when the area was known as the Robie Industrial Complex. The buildings were torn down in the mid-2000s after significant controversy and debate over their historic value. The site is now occupied by a Shaw's supermarket.


Heywood-Wakefield Company -- Pictorial works; Wakefield Rattan Company -- Pictorial works.

Furniture industry and trade -- Massachusetts -- Pictorial works;

Wakefield (Mass.) -- Pictorial works.

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Old Photographs of Wakefield

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"Wakefield Rattan Factory, Wakefield, Mass.," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #11232, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/11232 (accessed October 13, 2015).