Mill Record East Haddam

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Complex Name (Common)
Smith Mill
Complex Name (Historic)
  • Smith Mill
Address or Location
421 East Haddam Moodus Road, East Haddam
County
Middlesex
Historic Designation
Associated Mill Community
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Historic Information

Companies Associated w/Complex

  • Brownell and Co. c.1880-
  • Smith Mill c.1860-c.1880

Use (Historic)

Largest Documented Workforce

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Historic Narrative

The c.1860 Smith Mill, ...100 yards downstream [of the Brownell Mill], was bought by the Brownells in the 1880s. (Roth) For history see: Sievers, Bruce R., The History of the Cotton Industry in Moodus, Connecticut (Moodus Printing and Graphics, 1985)

Architectural Information

Number of Existing Buildings

Two (2) blocks.

Dates of Construction

c.1860, c.1875

Architect

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Builder

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Building Type

Architectural Description

The 2 1/2-story c.1860 frame mill, 70' x 40', has a gable roof and a shed addition on its north side. There is also an attached brick picker house built c.1875. (Roth) The ridge line is punctuated by a rectangular cupola with ventilation shutters and corner pilasters. The southern facade has a central bay of loading doors for each level, flanked on either side by two window bays on the first and second stories and one bay on the top level. The western elevation has seven window bays. The shed addition has been modified with elevated loading docks on the eastern side.

Exterior Material(s)

Structural System(s)

Roof Form

Roof Material

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Power Source

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Condition

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Condition Notes

As of 3/2016, occupied by Dutch Oil Co. (appeared to be making no significant changes to structure interior or exterior). Original window sash appear to be missing, and windows are boarded.

Property Information

Specific Location

One 1.83 acre parcel on the north side of East Haddam Moodus Road opposite intersection of Green Village Street

Adjacent To

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Exterior Visible from Public Road?

Yes

Parcel ID / Assessor Record Link

Acreage

1.83

Use (Present)

Sources

Form Completed By

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Date

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Bibliography

  1. Roth, Matthew, et al, Connecticut: An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites (Washington DC: SIA, 1981).
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Photographer

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Photography Date

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