Shoe Shop-Doucette Ten Footer

Shoe Shop-Doucette Ten Footer is an historic wooden building at 36 William Street in Stoneham, Massachusetts, in the United States. On April, 1984, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

National Register Listing

  • Shoe Shop-Doucette Ten Footer (added 1984 - Building - #84002821)
  • 36 William St., Stoneham
  • Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
  • Architectural Style: No Style Listed
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Industry
  • Period of Significance: 1850-1874
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
  • 0Historic Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility
  • Current Function: Recreation And Culture
  • Current Sub-function: Museum

Ten footer

A ten footer was a small backyard shop structure built in the 18th and 19th centuries in New England to serve as a shoemaker's shop. The name came from the fact that it was usually by in area. The ten footers were forerunners of the large shoe factories that developed in New England later in the 19th century.

See also


  • Hunter, Ethel A., The Ten-Footers of New England in Parks, Roger, editor, The New England Galaxy: The best of 20 years from Old Sturbridge Village, Chester Connecticut: Globe Pequot Press, 1980, pp. 134-139, ISBN 0-87106-040-X


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