The Shoe Factory Art Co-op 250 N. Goodman St. Studio 212 Rochester, NY 14607 (585)732-0036
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 & River Street. 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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