Renovations help historic shoe shop step into new era
By Caroline Enos | Staff Writer , Dec. 7, 2022
DANVERS — Built in the 1880s or 1890s, the shed was purchased by Adra Day and her husband, Arthur, in 1905. It became the first shoe shop and factory for Mrs. Day’s Ideal Baby Shoe company, started by Adra.
“It’s important, especially for younger generations and girls, to realize that women are important parts of history; that there were some women who did incredible, amazing things in their lives that benefited people,” said Sheila Cooke-Kayser, a volunteer education coordinator with the Danvers Historical Society. “The Ideal Baby Shoe company employed thousands of people through the years.” READ MORE HERE