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Historic Speedwell, Factory Building, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, Morris County, NJ



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Location
333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NJ-1248-A
Building/structure dates: 1829 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1829 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1850 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1842 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1846 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1859 subsequent work
Significance: The factory is part of Speedwell Village, and is important for its role in the development of the telegraph. The original structure was a 1 story building with a garret and cellar dating back to the late 18th or early 19th century. About 1830, a second story was added for cotton looms, and in 1850 a grist mill was set up in the first floor and basement, run by an overshot waterwheel 24 feet in diameter. The exterior of the factory now appears as it did in 1838...

Subjects
Flour & Meal Industry
Telegraph Industry
Mills


Related Names
Vail, Stephen
Speedwell Iron Works
Morse, Samuel F. B.
Vail, Alfred
Haigler, Marjorie, Delineator
Natale, Susan, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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