Davis Woolen Mill, Northfield Falls, Vt.

Nfld2006-105DavisMill.jpg

Title

Davis Woolen Mill, Northfield Falls, Vt.

Creator

Eastern Illustrating Co., Belfast, Me.

Description

Erected around 1875, this brick woolen mill replaced a previous structure that had burned in 1873. The original builder and owner was Joseph Gould, who sold the woolen mill to Charles M. Davis in 1900. The quality of the wool was so high that in 1928 Commander Richard E. Byrd ordered underwear of angora fleece for his men to take on an exploration trip to the South Pole. In 1929, Davis sold the mill to Eugene Karr of Barre, Vt. Unfortunately the mill was destroyed by fire in 1934, although the single-story stockhouse survived and was used for other businesses over the years. Today the stockhouse is in private ownership.

Date

1900-1929

Source

General Photograph Collection, 2006.105

Identifier

Nfld2006-105DavisMill

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only. Permission to publish must be obtained from the repository listed below.

Original Format

Repository

Northfield Historical Society, PO Box 422, Northfield, VT 05663

Citation

Eastern Illustrating Co., Belfast, Me., “Davis Woolen Mill, Northfield Falls, Vt.,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed August 16, 2022, https://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/983.