Answer to last month's
Eagle Cotton Factory
John Chadwicks Sr. was born in Lancashire England in 1783 and after coming to America, he learned the textile trade. In 1813 he and his partners bought a strip of land along the Sauquoit Creek and built a wooden frame cotton mill. It burned down in 1844 and was replaced with the stone structure pictured here. It was known as the Eagle Cotton Factory and was equipped with the latest machinery. Broad silk and calico printed fabric were produced. Following Chadwicks' death, his son George Jr. took over operations. In later years the company became the Standard Silk Mill.