Located adjacent to the Eustis Street Burying Ground in Roxbury, the Owen Nawn Factory is a reminder of Roxbury’s commercial industrial past. Built in 1880, it is a modest two-story vernacular factory building exhibiting no particular style. It was named for its owner, Owen Nawn, an Irish immigrant and Roxbury contractor who was responsible for building much of the Metropolitan Railway and some of the elevated transit line and related structures at Dudley Station in 1901. Along with Eustis Street Burying Ground and the Eustis Street Fire House, the Owen Nawn Factory is located in the Eustis Street Architectural Conservation District established by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1981.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Posted by Historic Boston Inc. at 9:11 AM