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 Posted: Mon Nov 11th, 2019 06:11 pm
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Alan Sewell

 

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Engine house looks pretty good,
and to me the roof looks more like metal sheeting than slate
(I would notice that !!).

This side of the pond, slates are normally no bigger than 24”x 14”,
and very often much smaller.

The roofing looks much bigger than that,
but perhaps in Mississippi slates are bigger.

As for the brick, which you know I am not sure of in the PNW (Simpson excluded),
well I would justify it as the mill producing wood “brick-pattern” novelty siding.

I am sure that existed and the engine house is an advert for the company product.

I have a “Sears  catalogue house” as the mill office on my layout,
which serves the same purpose.
It is in the background of the attached photo, slightly out of focus, sorry.

Looking forward to seeing the mill site develop.

Best regards

Alan   





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