Pepperell Mill 13-2 wing, Biddeford, 2012

Contributed by Biddeford Mills Museum

Description

In 1911 Pepperell Manufacturing Company razed the ancient Laconia boardinghouses, on Laconia Street in Biddeford. With the advent of new technology and electricity, they built the Mill #13 building, a large two floor cotton weave shed, with a wing and raised roof known as a "saw tooth roof”.

The saw tooth roof was in the center of the building’s flat roof and contained sliding windows along the entire length of the building, including Mill 13-2 Wing. This allowed natural lighting needed to weave the complex designs in the cloth, and in the summer time the widows were opened to exhaust the hot air.

Mill 13-2 wing has been empty since 2009 when West-Point homes Inc. ceased operation.

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About This Item

  • Title: Pepperell Mill 13-2 wing, Biddeford, 2012
  • Creator: Lamontagne, George
  • Creation Date: 2012
  • Subject Date: 2012
  • Town: Biddeford
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Digital Photo
  • Local Code: 551
  • Collection: George Lamontagne's Photos
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Biddeford Mills Museum
2 Main Street, Suite 17-301G, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 229-8976
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