R.E. Swain's Mill, West Leeds, ca. 1900

Contributed by Leeds Historical Society


This image of the West Leeds saw mill, owned by Roscoe E. Swain, shows operators standing in front of the building. Swain's Mill was a box and dowel factory that was built on the location of many previous mills going back to 1814.

It was a convenient home market for local lumber. It closed in 1916 when the market began to demand cardboard.

A skeleton wagon with horse and driver are in the background, possibly to pick up sawed lumber. A bell is mounted on the roof of the building to signal workers.

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  • Title: R.E. Swain's Mill, West Leeds, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Local Name: West Leeds
  • Town: Leeds
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14.8 cm x 20.2 cm
  • Local Code: 2004.3.1
  • Collection: Photographs - Businesses
  • Object Type: Image

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Leeds Historical Society
553 North Road, Leeds, ME 04263
(207) 524-2324

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