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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Leeds Historical Society
553 North Road, Leeds, ME 04263
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