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1860 Norwood's Mills at Ipswich River, Highland St., Hamilton

1860 Norwood's Mills at Ipswich River, Highland St., Hamilton

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Title:
1860 Norwood's Mills at Ipswich River, Highland St., Hamilton
Date:
[ca. 1860]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Hamilton Historical Society
Folder 16 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Hamilton Historical Society Collection
Subjects:
Mills
Rivers
Places:
MassachusettsEssex (county)South Hamilton
Highland Street, South Hamilton, MA 01982
Extent:
1 photograph
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Notes:
Title from item.
Additional text from item: Isinglass Mill on Ipswich side of river. Excerpt from the Founders Day Issue of the Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle, dated June, 19, 1953, Hamilton's Old Mills: "James R. Newhall, Esq. says in his 'Essex Memoria,' published in 1836, that Hamilton has 'two public houses,' one near the meeting house, kept by Jacob Brown. The great eastern post road passed through town, over which several stages ran daily from Boston to Newburyport. The town had one grist and saw mill, also two veneering mills, 118 dwelling houses, 51 shops and a valuation of $211,878.00. The number of public schools was...four; and the amount raised for their support was $400, being about 23 cents per pupil. The grist and saw mills were Norwood's Mills, situated on the Hamilton side of the Ipswich River at the stone bridge on Highland St. at the Ipswich line. Other sources state that the mills also included and isinglass mill and cider mill. The building is still standing by the side of the river, although the sawmill end is gone. To the passerby, if he spies it at all behind the screen of trees along the road, it probably looks like a barn belonging to the attractive white house on the opposite bank." 1860 Norwood Mills.
Accession #:
38
Identifier:
NorwoodMillsPictures_folder16_032