Cowan Mill

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Cowan Mill
Cowan's and Frye's Woolen Mills, by Conant Bros..png
Cowan Mill and Frye's Mill in a mid-1800s stereoview
Cowan Mill is located in Maine
Cowan Mill
Cowan Mill is located in the US
Cowan Mill
Location Lewiston, Maine
Coordinates 44°5′55″N 70°13′18″W / 44.09861°N 70.22167°W / 44.09861; -70.22167Coordinates: 44°5′55″N 70°13′18″W / 44.09861°N 70.22167°W / 44.09861; -70.22167
Built 1850
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 85001656[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 1, 1985
Removed from NRHP November 2, 2011

Cowan Mill (also known as the Aurora Mill or Cowan Woolen Company Mill) was an historic mill at Island Mill Street in Lewiston, Maine.

The 4 story Greek Revival mill was built in 1850 on the site of Lewiston's first textile mill (built by John A. Briggs in 1836 and destroyed by fire in March 1850). David Cowan was twice elected mayor of Lewiston. The mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

On July 15, 2009, the Mill was completely destroyed under suspicious circumstances in a massive fire.[2]

On Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Justice Thomas Delahanty ordered the mill be destroyed due to it being unsafe. Chabot Construction Company carried out the order the same day.[3]

The mill was removed from the National Register of Historic Places on November 2, 2011.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ LaFlamme (2009-07-16). "'History burning' Fire consumes Cowan Mill". Sun Journal. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  3. ^ Staff, Sun Journal (2009-07-21). "'Court issues demolition order for Cowan Mill' Court issues demolition order for Cowan Mill". Sun Journal. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 10/31/11 Through 11/04/11". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 

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