Hundreds satisfy curiosity with pop-up tour of historic shoe factory

Ryan Pivoney/News Tribune photo:
Megan Goetz and her 8-year-old daughter, Cecelia, look at an old document found at the International Shoe Company Main Street Factory Sunday during a pop-up tour. Goetz, who grew up near the factory and always wondered what it was like inside, used a flashlight on her phone to read the paper to her daughter. Cecelia gave the tour two thumbs up.
Ryan Pivoney/News Tribune photo: Megan Goetz and her 8-year-old daughter, Cecelia, look at an old document found at the International Shoe Company Main Street Factory Sunday during a pop-up tour. Goetz, who grew up near the factory and always wondered what it was like inside, used a flashlight on her phone to read the paper to her daughter. Cecelia gave the tour two thumbs up.


Megan Goetz grew up on Jefferson City's Chestnut Street wondering about the abandoned factory about a block away.

Rising five stories tall, the brick building has stood at the corner of East Capitol Avenue and Riviera Street since 1905.

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