Four years after the bankruptcy and closure of the mill in 1898, the American Woolen Company, as new owner, was putting the finishing touches on a brand new building designated No. 5 then and still with us as No. 5 now. From The Maynard News, dated March 14, 1902: “Where eight months ago stood a long row of wooden sheds, today stands one of the largest single mills in the world…”
|Building No. 5 behind the temporary flume that was in place 1916-1918|
for the construction of building No. 1. Structure in left corner is chimney.
|In this photo from 2000, Building No. 5 is to the right. At the time of its |
completion in 1902 the two other buildings fronting on the mill pond had
not yet been built (No. 3, middle, 1911 and No. 1, left, 1918).
|"I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold" Charles Demuth (1928). Inspired|
by William Carlos William poem "The Great Figure" The
original is 30 x 35 inches. Click on images to enlarge.
|U.S. postage stamp from 2013 of|
"I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold"