Ye Old Cotton Mill, Built 1800



Ye Old Cotton Mill, Built 1800


Cotton Mill (Halifax, Mass.)
Bosworth Brothers Box Factory (Halifax, Mass.)


Located on the corner of Furnace and Plymouth Streets, this building was built around 1800; water rights were initially acquired by Deacon Samuel Sturtevant in 1728; a furnace mill which closed in approximately 1845; then became a shoddy and cotton mill until about 1885. The building housed a box factory and later in the 1890's became Bosworth Brothers Box Factory for Brockton Shoe manufacturers. The mill's life ended about 1910. The water wheel remains and a lot of the mechanisms were taken to the mills that were being built in Hanson between 1972-1976 at Ginas Nukk,


Black-and-white photographs


Still Image

Original Format

Black-and-white photograph

Physical Dimensions

28 cm. x 33 cm.


“Ye Old Cotton Mill, Built 1800,” SAILS Digital History Collections, accessed April 21, 2021,