FBG Project N-014
• Source: FBG-Sweet's
Factory for Cluett, Peabody & Co (Arrow Shirts)
- Leominster, MA
- National Register of Historic Places 89000439
- Standing & in original location
This project was a factory for the maker of Arrow shirts and collars, but the location is not known with certainty. Although the company headquarters was in Troy, New York, the CP factory there was built around 1917 “replacing the 19th century factory buildings.”
The only other CP factory of the era was built in Leominster in 1902. It still stands there at 123 First Street, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. All evidence points to this small, four-story factory (later expanded by larger extensions) as FBG's work.
(While the Sweet's Catalogue listing says Troy, NY, it also lists a later job by the company's headquarters of Lubec, Maine and not the actual project location of Eastport, Maine.)
Frank and Lillian Gilbreth would later gain Cluett, Peabody & Co as a management consulting client, in about 1916. The prior connection probably played a part.
- Stands at 123 First St, Leominster, MA
- In largely original condition, current use uncertain.
- Added to National Register of Historic Places roster in 1989
- Google Street View — of Leominster MA factory, original 1902 mill foreground