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Remains of the Holbrook Mill
TitleRemains of the Holbrook Mill
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SubjectWest Boylston (Mass.) - History; Gristmills - Massachusetts - West Boylston
DescriptionView from across the South Branch of the Nashua River from the site of the remains of Holbrook Mill on the left bank looking towards the Cowee Grist Mill on the right bank. The Holbrook Mill, owned by Eli W. Holbrook, Oliver Eldridge, and Linus M. Harris, milled cotton sheeting and employed fifty hands. This area of the town was called Central Village. The image shows the Nashua flowing over the dam at Cowee's Mill and under Holbrook Street and the Cowee Bridge. The land and buildings in the foreground have been cleared to make way for the construction of the Wachusett Reservoir. Circa 1895-1905.
CreatorSargent, Edgar E.
RelationIs part of the Sargent collection of photographs and hand-drawn maps detailing the buildings surrounding the center of West Boylston during the period of 1895-1905. Presented to the Beaman Memorial Library, West Boylston, Mass. on August 27, 1963 by Miss Martha A. Sargent.
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