Buster Brown Shoe Factory- Missouri

By Kevin Weyrauch

Foundry Maple flooring was part of the Buster Brown Shoe Factory located in Moberly, Missouri. The factory was demolished in 2004, but its original flooring was removed, wire brushed, and refinished by Pioneer Millworks. The factory itself was used to manufacture the Buster Brown and Naturalizer shoe lines circa 1906, and at one point was also used to manufacture gymnasium equipment. The marks, checks, and holes you see on the floor are original, subtle reminders that this floor was a working man’s floor and part of America’s industrial heritage.

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