Barbour Flax Spinning Company, Spruce & Barbour Streets, Paterson, Passaic County, NJ
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Spruce & Barbour Streets, Paterson, NJ
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NJ-11
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Significance: The Barbour Flax Spinning Company was one of the largest linen works in the country in the second half of the nineteenth century, employing some 440 people to process over a million and a half pounds of flax annually. Most of the existing building stock dates from the 1860s and the 1870's, although the original building (destroyed by fire in 1860) dated from about 1838.
Linen Thread Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING WEST.
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