Homage to History. Centered by Community.
For well over 100 years, The United States Playing Card Co. called Norwood, Ohio, home. As a now reimagined landmark in the city – and a city within a city, this 20.6-acre site is once again making history in America. By honoring its storied past and connecting future generations to come, Factory 52 is a new Norwood destination – inviting newcomers and locals alike to make history of your own at Factory 52.
– From Past to Present –
What You’ll Look Forward to at Factory 52
It all started in 1867 as the Russell, Morgan & Co., a printing manufacturer making mostly circus posters, placards, and labels, and later, playing card decks. Due to growing success, in 1894, the manufacturer was renamed The United States Playing Card Co.
In 1900, they moved their factory from downtown Cincinnati to a newly built location in Norwood. And after sitting vacant for decades, it’s now the permanent address of Factory 52 and its infamous (and newly restored) clock tower – thriving as it once did in past years. As a key piece of American history, The United States Playing Card Co. has been reimagined into a place to gather, to play, to experience, and to be part of something special.
This is Factory 52. Follow along with us as we continue to connect the past with the present in Norwood, Ohio.