The Shoe Factory Art Co-op 250 N. Goodman St. Studio 212 Rochester, NY 14607
From the mid 1800's through the turn of the century, Rochester, NY was one of the leading shoe manufacturing towns
in the US. Edgar P. Reed was a prominent manufacturer and designer of women's shoes. In 1906, he moved his factory,
E.P. Reed & Co., into this building at 250 N. Goodman St. from it's former location on St. Paul St. The company was
a family business and active for many years after his death. Tiny shoe nails still fall from the ceilings of our studios.
The History of Our Building
"I look for a splendid future for Rochester as a shoe center and I take pride,
naturally, in the title they have given me as the "Daddy of the trade".
-Edgar P. Reed 1919
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