When Hubby and I were in Brattleboro last month, we saw this old building *in* the river. I’ve never seen anything quite like this, and would love to know a little more about it.
My first impression is that it was a mill with a water wheel, but I wonder – was it BUILT in all this water, or did the waterways change a bit after the construction?
On a recent trip to Brattleboro, we saw a cool house!
Admittedly, I was just a flatlander tourist seeing the sites, but this structure caught my eye. Yes, that's Vermont rock at the far left, and the building was set within the river (or so it appears).
If I were the Realtor writing up the listing for the structure, I'd include this disclaimer: "Sometimes, the basement floods." It would be fun to go fishing off the balcony.
Was it built as a mill? I suspect it might have been.
To learn more about the kit homes I found in New England, click here.
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It may well have been a mill if water was “running” by to turn the wheel.
If so, those horizontal blocks below the windows may have been open and part of the gear structure that turned the gristones inside the building.