Thomas Kay Woolen Mill in Salem, Marion County, Oregon. Thomas Lister Kay, 1837-1900, a native of England, founded the mill in 1889 near the corner of 12th and Mill Streets. The original wooden structure was destroyed by fire in 1895 and was replaced by a brick structure the following year. The mill closed in 1962, but soon became the centerpiece of the Mission Mill Museum historic site. In addition to the mill buildings, the five-acre campus features a number of historic pioneer structures which were moved to the site during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s: the Pleasant Grove Pioneer Church, the Parsonage, the Boone House and, the oldest surviving wood frame house in the Northwest, the Jason Lee House.
Salem, Oregon; Marion County, Oregon; Thomas Kay Woolen Mill; Mission Mill Museum; Kay, Thomas Lister
5 1/2 in. H x 7 1/2 in. W
Salem Public Library
CREDITS & RESTRICTIONS
Salem Public Library Historic Photgraph Collections, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon.