Lowney Chocolate Factory - Mansfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 02.386 W 071° 12.850
19T E 316737 N 4656563
Quick Description: Developed beginning in 1903, the complex was used until 2010 by a variety of primarily corporate owners for the manufacture and processing of chocolate products, most recently Archer Daniels
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2021 4:22:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM14643
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
The Lowney Chocolate Factory is a historic industrial complex at 150 Oakland Street in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Developed beginning in 1903, the complex was used until 2010 by a variety of primarily corporate owners for the manufacture and processing of chocolate products, most recently Archer Daniels Midland. The complex, vacant in 2016, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 as an important local employer, and a good local example of Late Victorian industrial architecture.

The Walter M. Lowney Company was a chocolate and candy business founded in Boston in the early 1880s by Walter M. Lowney, a native of Bangor, Maine. Lowney's business was a great success, and experienced rapid growth over the next fifteen years, repeatedly expanding its presence in Boston's Commercial Street area. The availability of ready railroad access to this property in Mansfield prompted its selection for a major expansion, and the Lowney Chocolate Company was formed as a subsidiary to manage all of the chocolate production for both the Walter M. Lowney Company and wholesale customers. Lowney himself moved to Mansfield, where he was a prominent citizen until his death 1921. The company went through a series of corporate owners, who continued to use and develop the facility. It was closed in 2010 by Archer Daniels Midland.

Source: (visit link)
Product manufactured here: Chocolate

Address:
150 Oakland St.,
Mansfield, MA


Web Page: [Web Link]

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