Musketaquid Mill, 131 Davidson Street
National Register of Historic Places (12/9/1999)
The Musketaquid Mill was constructed in three phases between 1909 and ca. 1925. By the time it was built, this section of Lower Belvidere had become a densely developed cluster of industrial buildings; this building is the only surviving, intact historic mill in the area.
The building is a four-story brick structure with the oldest portion dating to 1909, consisting of the six southernmost bays (lower three floors only). In 1912, a small single-story boiler room was built in by 1925, the northern eight bays and fourth floor were added.
The U. S. Worsted Company purchased Musketaquid in 1909. The company had mills in various east coast cities including Lowell, Lawrence, North Chelmsford, Newton, and Saugus. The company continued to operate in the building until 1931.
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