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California
South Pasadena
South Pasadena Meridian Iron Works Museum
913 Meridian Avenue
South Pasadena CA 91030
Phone 626 799-5230
Web Site *****
Alt Web http://www.villageprofile.com/california/southpasadena/11art/topic.html
Description located in one-time factory, grocery store, hotel and more
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Factory
Era 1887
New or Updated: 06/12/2003

 

Connecticut
Terryville
Lock Museum of America
230 Main Street
PO Box 104
Terryville CA 96786
Phone
860 589-6359
Web Site www.lockmuseum.com
Description Locks & lock hardware in 1859 Eagle Lock Company Offices
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Type Factory
Collection G-M Locks
  Hawaii
Kalae
Molokai Museum & Cultural Center
Kalae Highway
PO Box 269
Kalae HI 96757
Phone 808 567-6436
Web Site *****
Alt Web http://www.alternative-hawaii.com/activity/molhc.htm
Description former sugar mill, restored with most of the original equipment
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Factory
Industry /Profession Farming
Collection G-M Machinery
Era 1878-1889
New or Updated: 05/14/2003

 

    KS
 
Newton
 
Carriage Factory Art Gallery & Museum
 
128 East Sixth
 
Newton KS   67114    
 
Phone   316 284-2749
 
Web Site  http://www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:cfgnfaa@sbcglobal.net
 
Description  quarterly exhibits of local & regional artists in converted carriage factory
 
Type of Resource   Gallery
 
Primary Focus  Arts
 
Building Type   Factory
 
Owner/Operator:  Newton Fine Arts Association
 
New or Updated:    5/12/2004
 
  Illinois
Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights Historical Museum
110 W Fremont Street
Arlington Heights IL  60004
Phone 
847 255-1225
Web Site  http://www.ahmuseum.org/
E-mail mailto:ahmuseum@ahpd.org
Description  local history complex includes 1882 house, 1908 house, replica log cabin, and 1906 soda pop factory
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Building Collection
Building Type  Factory
Collection A-F  Dolls
Collection G-M  Models
Collection N-Z  Tools
Era  1900

 

  KY

  Russellville

  Saddle Factory

   280 E 4th St

  Russellville  KY   42276    

  Phone   270 726-4181

  Web Site  http://www.kentuckytourism.com/ListingDetail.aspx?LID=871

  Alt Web  http://www.logantele.com/~loganhistory/saddle.html

  Description  building includes work space and worker's quarters on the top floor

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Building Type   Factory

  Collection N-Z  Saddles

  Era  1817

  Owner/Operator:  Historic Russellville

  New or Updated:    12/19/2005

 

 

  MA

  Attleboro

  Attleboro Area Industrial Museum

  42 Union Street

  Attleboro  MA    02703    

  Phone   508 222-3918

  Web Site  http://www.industrialmuseum.com/

  E-mail  mailto:info@industrialmuseum.com

  Description  located in former metals refinery

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Factory

  Collection G-M  Machinery

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:     11/25/2005

 
    NM
 
Socorro
 
Hammel Museum
 
600 6th Street North
 
PO Box 923
 
Socorro  NM  87801    
 
Phone   505 833-3437
 
Web Site  http://www.rootsweb.com/~nmschs/hammel.html
 
Description  brewery, soft drink bottler, ice making still holds much original equipments
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Factory
 
Industry /Profession Beverage
 
Collection G-M  Machinery
 
Owner/Operator:  Socorro County Historical Society
 
New or Updated:    1/3/2004
 
    NV
 
Carson City
 
Brewery Arts Center
 
449 West King Street
 
Carson City  NV  89703    
 
Phone  775 883-1976
 
Web Site  http://www.breweryarts.org/who.html
 
E-mail  mailto:Ann@breweryarts.org
 
Description  130 events annually, classes, meetings, performances in former brewery                         complex
 
Type of Resource  History Related Organization
 
Primary Focus  Arts
 
Building Type  Factory
 
New or Updated:  07/11/2003

 

 

  OH

  Medina

  America's Ice Cream & Dairy Museum

  1050 Lafayette Road

  Medina  OH  44256    

  Phone  330 722-3839

  Web Site www.elmfarm.com

  E-mail  mailto:elmfarm1934@aol.com

  Description  one time dairy plant holds history of ice cream from the cow on, 1905

                    soda fountain, 1890's ice cream parlor

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Agricultural

  Building Type  Factory

  New or Updated:  7/19/2007

  PA
 
Boyertown
 
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
 
85 Walnut Street
 
Boyertown  PA  19512    
 
Phone   610 367-2090
 
Web Site  http://www.boyertownmuseum.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:mail@boyertownmuseum.org
 
Description  vehicles of all sorts built in SE Pennsylvania, in factory complex used                     from 1872-1990
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Building Type   Factory
 
Collection N-Z  Vehicles
 
New or Updated:   3/19/2004
Texas
Brenham
Blue Bell Creameries
Address
 Brenham TX  77834
Phone 
979 830-2197
Web Site  http://www.bluebell.com/
Toll Free  800 327-8135
Description  40 minute tour of ice cream maker, film
Type of Resource  Activity
Primary Focus  Industrial
Building Type Factory

 

Vermont
Windsor
American Precision Museum Association, Inc
196 Main Street
WIndsor VT  05089
Phone 
802 674-5781
Web Site  http://www.americanprecision.org/Whatis.html
E-mail  mailto:apm@sover.net
Description  1846 brick factory shows machinery and machine tools from the Robbins & Lawrence Armory
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial
Building Type  Factory
Era  19th
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