Merrill Silk Mill, 233 Canisteo Street, Hornell, Steuben County, NY
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233 Canisteo Street, Hornell, NY
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NY-126
Building/structure dates: 1900 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
Significance: Textile manufacturing was one of the principal industries in the City of Hornell. The complex is representative of early 20th century industrial buildings.
Chapman Transmission Company
Hornell Development Company
Merrill, Fredrick P.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. View from southeast corner, Pleasant and Canisteo Streets, Building #4. This general elevation places the complex in its surrounding environment, and demonstrates the relative size of the complex. This view also shows the variety of building sizes and heights which make up the complex.
2. Interior view of offices in Building #4. Photo shows the woodworking in the offices. Wall paneling is six feet high; spindle dividers and paneling are made of maple.
3. View from northeast corner, Canisteo and Spruce Streets. Photo shows the garage area (Building #5) with sawtooth roofline and front elevation of Buildings #6 and #1.
4. Front elevation of Building #5, showing closeup of sawtooth roof.
5. View from northwest corner, Spruce Street. Photo shows the elevation of Buildings #6 and #1. Doors in the center of the buildings provide a passageway to the interior courtyard of the complex between Buildings #6, #5, #3, and #1. The photo illustrates the pilaster and corbeling of the walls. The photo also shows the coal hopper.
6. View from southwest, Pleasant and Grand Streets showing elevation of Building #1.
7. View of complex from southwest along Pleasant Street showing elevation of Building #1 and Building #2.
8. Front elevation of Building #2 and Building #4 at the corner.
9. View of second floor interior of Building #2. Photo illustrates the timber column supports and beams for the roof. The photo also features the timber rafters and plank deck roofing.
10. Additional photo of second floor interior of Building #2. The photo illustrates the low pitch of the roofline.
11. View of interior courtyard between Buildings #1, #2, #3, and #4. Photo taken from Building #4, facing west toward Building #1.
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