Keywords: Employee housing
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Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
Media: black and white photo
Contributed by: Franco-American Collection
Date: circa 1880
Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library
Date: circa 1933
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The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.
The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.