Thomas Kay Woolen Mill II

Thomas Kay Woolen Mill in Salem, OR.  Photo: KGilb.

Thomas Kay Woolen Mill in Salem, OR. Photo: KGilb.

The building which housed the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill was built over 100 years ago after fire razed the original wooden structure. The foundation walls, built of rock and concrete, are two feet thick and stand nine feet high. The brick walls are seventeen inches thick at the base, thinning to twelve inches thick at the roofline. The floors inside–heavy planks covered with additional flooring–are supported by 48 massive 12 X 16 inch wooden beams, each 60 feet long! How’s that for solid construction?

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One Response to Thomas Kay Woolen Mill II

  1. Nice pictures. Nice writing. Nice reason to get out of the house and go places. Way to go!

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