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Brattleboro in Windham County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Estey Organ Company

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, October 2, 2009
1. Estey Organ Company Marker
Inscription.  Here, in Brattleboro, was located the world’s largest manufacturer of reed organs. For more than a century, reed and pipe organs made in Brattleboro were sold to homes and churches around the world. The unusual slate-sided factory complex on Birge Street and the adjacent Esteyville neighborhood were developed in the early 1870s.
Philanthropic and civic-minded, the Estey Company patented many manufacturing improvements and was a pioneer in equal pay for women.
 
Erected 1997 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 50.758′ N, 72° 33.77′ W. Marker is in Brattleboro, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Canal Street (U.S. 5) and Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Canal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brattleboro VT 05301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Prospect Hill Soldier's Lot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Centre Congregational Church
Estey Organ Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 2, 2009
2. Estey Organ Company Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Upon This Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Building of the Centre Congregational Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Memorial Tree (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brattleboro Civil War Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brattleboro Veterans Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brattleboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,422 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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