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Sugar River Grist Mill & Saw Mill, 159 Main Street, Claremont, Sullivan County, NH



B&W Photos

HB780541
View Of The Grist Mill (1855), Looking Eastwards.

HB780542
View Of The Top Of A Water Turbine And Power Transmission Equipment In The Lower Level Of The Saw Mill.

HB780543
General View Of The South Facade Of The Sugar River Saw Mill

HB780544
General View Of The Sugar River Saw Mill From The East, With The North Wall Of The Grist Mill In The Background

HB780545
North (river) Facade Of The Sugar River Saw Mill, From The West

HB780546
North Facade Of The Saw Mill From The North

HB780547
Interior View Of The Second Story Of The Saw Mill, Looking South

HB780548
General View Of The Interior Of The Saw Mill

HB780549
Interior Detail Of The Roof Truss Of The Saw Mill

HB780550
Three Quarter View Of Sugar River Grist Mill From The South

HB780551
Southeast (front) Elevation Of Sugar River Grist Mill Facing River Street.

HB780552
Interior View Of First Floor Office Area Looking Northwest

HB780553
Sugar River Grist Mill Interior Showing Roof Framing And Interior Surfaces

HB780554
Detail Of The Upper Chord Inclined End Post Panal Point.

HB780555
Basement Level Of Saw Mill Looking Northeast Into The Turbine Pit

HB780556
Remains Of A 36' Turbine.

HB780557
Photocopy Of A Photograph (original Print In The Collection Of The Claremont Historical Society) Ca


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Location
159 Main Street, Claremont, NH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NH-3
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-4).
Building/structure dates: 1856 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1918 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1940
Significance: Benjamin Tyler, one of the first settlers of Claremont, established grist and saw mills on this site as early as 1775. A group of Claremont businessmen bought the property in 1854 and constructed the existing two story, Greek Revival grist mill. The following year (1856), the saw mill, a two story clapboard structure was added. The grist mill was equipped with 8 run of stone, 4 flouring bolts, and 8 or more Tyler turbine water wheels...

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Wooden Buildings
Storage Facilities


Related Names
Tyler, Benjamin


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View of the Grist Mill (1855), looking eastwards.
2. View of the top of a water turbine and power transmission equipment in the lower level of the Saw Mill.
3. GENERAL VIEW OF THE SOUTH FACADE OF THE SUGAR RIVER SAW MILL
4. GENERAL VIEW OF THE SUGAR RIVER SAW MILL FROM THE EAST, WITH THE NORTH WALL OF THE GRIST MILL IN THE BACKGROUND
5. NORTH (RIVER) FACADE OF THE SUGAR RIVER SAW MILL, FROM THE WEST
6. NORTH FACADE OF THE SAW MILL FROM THE NORTH
7. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE SECOND STORY OF THE SAW MILL, LOOKING SOUTH
8. GENERAL VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF THE SAW MILL
9. INTERIOR DETAIL OF THE ROOF TRUSS OF THE SAW MILL
10. Three quarter view of Sugar River Grist Mill from the south. Saw Mill is partially visible on the right. To the left is the Main Street Bridge, and Claremont Flock (a portion of the Freeman and O'Neil Complex) is beyond.
11. Southeast (front) elevation of Sugar River Grist Mill facing River Street.
12. Interior view of first floor office area looking northwest. Greek Revival window trim is original.
13. Sugar River Grist Mill interior showing roof framing and interior surfaces. There are no columns, floors, or interior finishes in the upper three levels, which were used for grain storage. The wrought iron tension members provided support for the cross beams.
14. Detail of the upper chord inclined end post panal point.
15. Basement level of Saw Mill looking northeast into the turbine pit. Headrace for the Grist Mill is beyond the wall to the right.
16. Remains of a 36' turbine.
17. Photocopy of a photograph (original print in the collection of the Claremont Historical society) ca. 1890, photographer unknown General view.


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