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The Saco-Lowell Shops built a modern concrete addition onto their 1911 building on Gooch Island, Biddeford in 1920-1921. The building was narrower at the Elm Street end, filled the block between Gooch and Smith Streets, and ran parallel to the Boston and Maine railroad tracks.
When the Saco-Lowell Shops moved to Saco, other businesses moved into their building, including a steel company and the Grafton Lumber Company. The block was consumed by fire in 1963; the 1920 addition was the only building in the complex to survive the conflagration.
About This Item
- Title: Saco-Lowell Shops addition, Biddeford, 1920
- Creator: Saco-Lowell Shops
- Creation Date: 1920
- Subject Date: 1920
- Town: Biddeford
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 14 cm
- Local Code: carr475
- Collection: Richard N. Carr Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Biddeford (Me.)
- Machine shops--Maine--Biddeford
- Saco (Me.)
- Saco-Lowell Foundry
- Textile industry--Maine--Biddeford
- Textile machinery
- Gooch Island
- Grafton Fire
- Saco and Pettee Machine Shops
- Saco Water Power Company
- Saco Water Power Machine Shops
- Saco-Lowell Shops
- textile machinery
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PO Box 346, Biddeford, ME 04005
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