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This postcard shows the Pepperell boarding house at the corner of Pearl and Lincoln streets. The boarding-house was 420 ft. long and had 256 rooms. The rooms were rented by farm girls who came to work in the Pepperell Mills. The cost of their rent was deducted from their paychecks, and there was an extra charge of 25 cents for the use of the bath facillity.
About This Item
- Title: Pepperell boarding house block, Biddeford, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Town: Biddeford
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 1.1 cm x 1.3 cm
- Local Code: #572
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Pepperell Manufacturing Company--Facilities
- Textile mill workers--Maine--Biddeford
- Textile industry--Maine--Biddeford
- Lodging houses--Maine--Biddeford
- Labor housing--1900-1910--Maine--Biddeford
For more information about this item, contact:Biddeford Historical Society
P.O. Box 200, Biddeford, ME 04005
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