Button Factory Building, Rochester

Button Factory Building, Rochester

Button Factory Building was established in 1904, housing the former Rochester Button Company, founded in 1887 by Moses B. Shantz. Producing buttons from vegetable ivory, plastic and milk curd, the company became one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of buttons, until 1990, when its activity came to end. Today this important historic building houses some commercial offices.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

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Sight Name: Button Factory Building
Sight Location: Rochester, USA (See walking tours in Rochester)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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