Mill Record Deep River

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Complex Name (Common)
sawmill
Complex Name (Historic)
  • sawmill
Address or Location
21 Main Street, Deep River
County
Middlesex
Historic Designation
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Associated Mill Community
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Historic Information

Companies Associated w/Complex

  • Deep River Lumber Co. 1867-1922
  • Southworth Saw Mill c.1758-c.1830
  • Stevens and Starkey c.1830-1867

Use (Historic)

Largest Documented Workforce

20

Historic Narrative

A water privilege since the mid-late 17th century, a sawmill was established to supply Connecticut River shipyards. By 1758, the business was owned by several generations of the Southworth family. The Deep River Lumber Co. purchased it in 1867, employing twenty men in 1885. According to town historian Rich Kalapos, the mill retains its mid-19th century gearing.

Architectural Information

Number of Existing Buildings

two

Dates of Construction

c.1840, 1922

Architect

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Builder

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Building Type

Architectural Description

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Exterior Material(s)

Structural System(s)

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Roof Form

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Roof Material

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Power Source

Condition

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Condition Notes

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Property Information

Specific Location

east side of Main Street set back along west bank of Deep River

Adjacent To

Exterior Visible from Public Road?

Yes

Parcel ID / Assessor Record Link

Acreage

4.0

Use (Present)

Sources

Form Completed By

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Date

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Bibliography

  1. Deep River Historical Society.
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Photographer

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Photography Date

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