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Saxonville Mills

Saxonville Mills in Framingham Massachusetts

The Saxonville Mills were first constructed in 1824. It was incorporated as the Saxon Factory Company, Saxon being taken from the breed of sheep that would supply the raw materials to the mill. In a 1827 town meeting the neighborhood was referenced as "the Saxon Factory Village" which would become Saxonville.

Building #7 is the oldest in the complex, and the only mill building to survive the great fire of 1883, probably because of its brick construction. In December 1884, a little more than a year after the great fire,the rebuilt mill was in full operation.

There's lots to see here at the Mills. Feel free to wander about by clicking on a picture to enlarge it. Unfortunately I don't know any details of the buildings and can't provide any descriptions other than to say that much of the space here at the Mills is occupied by a variety of businesses.

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Walking tour of Historic Saxonville

visit Athenaeum Hall

Previous stop, Athenaeum Hall

go back to the tour map

Go to the Tour Map

visit the Saxonville Mills Main Tower

Next stop, The Mills Tower


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