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Tarr and Wonson Paint Factory, End of Horton Street, Gloucester, Essex County, MA

Tarr and Wonson Paint Factory, End of Horton Street, Gloucester, Essex County, MA

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Summary

Significance: The Tarr and Wonson Paint Factory is significant as the first U.S. manufacturer of copper paint, which was used on the bottom of boats to prevent marine growth.
Survey number: HAER MA-166
Building/structure dates: 1877-1884 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1892 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 1950- before. 1959 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 1960- before. 1969 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1972 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 100001502

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Tarr, James G
Wonson, Augustus
Tarr & Wonson Ltd.
Abbott, James
Gloucester Paints
Rule Industries
Ocean Alliance
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Croteau, Todd, project manager
Council of American Maritime Museums, sponsor
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Location

Gloucester (Mass.)42.60731, -70.65850
Google Map of 42.6073053, -70.6584994
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