Pioneer History by Richard C. Schmal

Mills of Lowell

(from the August 26, 2003, Lowell Tribune, page 14)


A - site of the frame grist mill built by Melvin Halsted in 1853. A block-long wooden trough on posts carried the rushing water from the Main Street dam to operate the mill, west of Mill Street at Jefferson Street. The site presently holds the former Palo Theatre building.
B - site of the 1867, three-story brick grist mill on the east bank of Cedar Creek at Main Street.
C - site of the Dubreuil-Keilman brick, steam-powered flour mill, built in 1880-1881. It was located between the present Harding Drive and the railroad, across the rails from the Lowell depot, on the south side of Commercial Avenue.
D - site of the Nichols Elevator, built in 1898, on the northeast corner of Washington and Liberty Streets. It stood just north of the surviving red hay barn.



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