Paper Mill

Recently, I’ve been making images in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The city grew up around a series of paper mills on the Nashua River. I worked for a social service agency in the city for a few years around 1990. abt outhat time, some of the mills were closing. The city has faced a number of challenges based on changing economics. I’m not sure of the status of the mill pictured here. It looks kept up but a web search says it was to close in 2009. It does not look like it’s been closed for nearly a decade. As I share images from Fitchburg, you’ll see some places that are abandoned and others that have been repurposed.

10 thoughts on “Paper Mill

  1. Miss Gentileschi

    Wonderful shot, Chris! It´s hard for me to decide which way I like it better – the b/w is classic, but I also like the soft tones of the color version. Look forward to see more of Fitchburg! Cheers! 🙂

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you. Yes, the only place to take a good photo of the whole paper mill is from a hill across the river. I’m not sure I could get onto the grounds of the mill. If I did, it would be a series of images. It’s too big to shoot the whole thing from close up. Cheers!


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