Lye-Tapley Shoe Shop Block
Lye-Tapley Shoe Shop
(Federal Garden area)
Ten-foot-by-ten-foot vernacular outbuildings (also called "10 footers"), such as the Lye-Tapley Shoe Shop, were common at one time on the North Shore - a center for shoemaking in the 19th century. Very few 10 footers survive today. The building currently houses a collection of significant preindustrial shoemaking tools.
"Salem has a uniquely rich architectural heritage. Every major American architectural style is represented within its borders."
Now you can tour PEM's historic homes from your own home! The museum's physical campus includes three city blocks and several off-site properties. We have collaborated with Cats Meow Village to recreate the museum's historic houses in their signature style. On the back of each is a brief description of the house and a QR code that will link to the PEM Walks tour, where you can find out more about the home's architectural history.
The Lye-Tapley Shoe Shop is part of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
The back includes a PEM Walks QR code that gives you an audio postcard tour of the Lye-Tapley Shoe Shop. You can scan at home and listen, too!
We handcraft the Lye-Tapley Shoe Shop in 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and history on the back. H3 x W3 inches.
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