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The Saco Water Power Company built the Counting House on Smith Street at Pearl Street in Biddeford in 1843. The low building on the right was the Saco and Pettee "southwest wing" and was built in 1905. The building to the left was part of the foundry buildings operated by the machine shops.
This company, in it's several iterations, built textile manufacturing machinery for the entire time that textiles were produced in Biddeford and Saco; it operated as the Saco and Pettee Machine Shops from 1897-1912.
About This Item
- Title: Saco and Pettee machine shops Counting House, Biddeford, ca. 1910
- Creation Date: circa 1910
- Subject Date: circa 1910
- Town: Biddeford
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 14 cm
- Local Code: BID.MIL.037
- Collection: General Postcard Collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Machine shops--Maine--Biddeford
- Saco-Lowell Foundry
- Textile industry--Maine--Biddeford
- Textile machinery
- counting houses
- foundry buildings
- industrial machinery
- Saco and Pettee Machine Shops
- Saco Water Power Machine Shop
- Saco-Lowell Shops
- textile machinery
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PO Box 346, Biddeford, ME 04005
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