Mill Record Danbury

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Complex Name (Common)
Robinson Fur Cutting Co.
Complex Name (Historic)
  • P. Robinson Fur Cutting Co.
Address or Location
55 Oil Mill Rd., Danbury
County
Fairfield
Historic Designation
Associated Mill Community
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Historic Information

Use (Historic)

Largest Documented Workforce

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Historic Narrative

For historical significance see National Register nomination: http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/82000998.pdf The Oil Mill Building is historically significant in being the last, major structure remaining from the fur-cutting and felt-manufacturing branch of the hatting industry in Danbury, Connecticut (Criterion A). For more than 75 years the building housed one of the two, 19th-century fur-cutting operations associated with the Danbury hatting industry, which from the 1850 f s to the 1950 f s was a leading world center of hat production (Gilchrist).

Architectural Information

Number of Existing Buildings

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Dates of Construction

1882, 1895

Architect

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Builder

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Building Type

Architectural Description

For description see National Register nomination: http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/82000998.pdf

Exterior Material(s)

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Roof Material

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Power Source

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Condition

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Condition Notes

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Property Information

Specific Location

Southeast of Westville Ave

Adjacent To

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Exterior Visible from Public Road?

Yes

Parcel ID / Assessor Record Link

Acreage

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Use (Present)

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Photographer

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Photography Date

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