Main Sawmill

Also known as: Ledyard Up-Down Sawmill
Sawmill Park, Iron St., Ledyard, Connecticut

A rare surviving example of a water-powered up-and-down or sash-type sawmill.

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Photo taken by Chester Gehman in October 2020

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Description 

The Ledyard Sawmill is the only operating water-powered sash sawmill in the country on the original site and using the original mill equipment. It is owned by the Town of Ledyard and is administered by the Ledyard Historical District Commission.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 26, 1972
Reference number
72001332
Architectural style
Other architectural type; vertical sawmill
Areas of significance
Industry; Engineering
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1869
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • October 28, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • October 28, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman

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