Saco-Lowell Shops addition, Biddeford, 1920

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Saco-Lowell Shops addition, Biddeford, 1920

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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.

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  • 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

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