Category: Ten Footer

09 Jul 2011

Henry Wilson Ten Footer

Ten Footer

The Henry Wilson Ten Footer, located in Natick, Massachusetts.

In addition to slaying dragons, being a Vice-President also seems to be suitable job for a shoemaker.

07 Jul 2011

Another Ten Footer

Ten Footer

This Ten Footer was located in Lynn, Massachusetts, once the “shoe capital of the world.

David Johnson Recalls the Shoemakers’ Shops of Lynn, Massachusetts

06 Jul 2011

Doucette Ten Footer

Ten Footer

The Doucette Ten Footer located in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

05 Jul 2011


Ten Footer

A photo of another “Ten Footer” backyard shoe making shop.

02 Jul 2011

Ten Footer

Ten Footer

From Wikipedia:

“A ten footer was a small backyard shop structure built in the 18th and 19th centuries in New England to serve as a shoemaker’s shop. The name came from the fact that it was usually 10 feet (3.0 m) by 10 feet (3.0 m) in area. The ten footers were forerunners of the large shoe factories that developed in New England later in the 19th century.”