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Gibbs Mill, Main Street, Bridgton.
This tax record refers to an industrial building on Main Street in Bridgton, which was known as the Gibbs Mill when the survey was made, ca. 1938. The tax record was later updated to reflect ownership by Sebago Woolen Company, and, as of 2013, is now the site of Shorey Park. The card references a deed dated 1933; this is not the date of the photograph.
The building was constructed as a textile mill in 1857 by Rufus Gibbs and John Hall. Gibbs later bought out Hall. While in operation the mill turned out approximately 200-250 blankets a day and did a brisk business with the U.S. government during the Civil War. The mill was torn down in 1941.
About This Item
- Title: Gibbs Mill, Main Street, Bridgton, ca. 1938
- Creator: Town of Bridgton
- Creation Date: circa 1938
- Subject Date: circa 1938
- Location: Bridgton, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Ink on paper, photograph
- Dimensions: 21 cm x 28 cm
- Local Code: Card 582 Gibbs Mill, MainSt
- Collection: 1930s Tax Assessors Records
- Object Type: Text and Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Tax assessment--Maine--Bridgton
- Business enterprises--Maine--Bridgton
- Main Street (Bridgton, Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Bridgton Historical Society
5 Gibbs Ave PO Box 44, Bridgton, ME 04009
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