The WordPress Daily Photo Challenge provides the theme of Transformation.
In yesterday’s post, I mentioned the change of the seasons; today, another area of transformation.
In New England, one of the changes we see in many towns is that transformation of industry across the last century or two. Mills were built everywhere during the 19th century, using the power of the water that was available in many locations. However, as the 20th century changed the main source of power from water and steam to electrically driven manufacturing, locations of the mills would change. As a result, many of the bustling mills were abandoned and many towns faltered.
Here’s a look back into the 19th century…
The good news is that many of these classic buildings are being repurposed as office space, living space and some new manufacturing. This type of reuse is fantastic to see!
Have a wonderful day!