Established in 1871, the Revere Sugar Refinery specialized in the production of refined sugar.  The six-story plant, which had the capacity to produce 1400 barrels of sugar a day, was originally situated near Miller’s River in East Cambridge. By the late nineteenth century, the company became a subsidiary of the United Fruit Company and production was moved to a modern refinery in Boston (Stone, 1930; Gilman, 1896).