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Baker Mill and Forbes Mill
Plant of Walter Baker
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 Built twenty years apart, the Baker complex's two largest mills, the 1891 Baker Mill at 1245 Adams Street and the adjacent 1911 Forbes Mill at 1235 Adams Street were designed by Winslow and Wetherell and share the same scale, materials, style, and facade treatment. These six-story, flat-roofed companion buildings are located on either side of Baker's Court and are joined by a recessed copper-sheathed connector. Characterizing the design of the massive Baker and Forbes Mills are such Romanesque Revival features of vertical binding arches linking the upper four stories of the builiding and the use of arcaded corbelling at the cornice. The presence of classically derived brick quoins stylistically relates these buildings to the Ware and Preston Mills opposite on the east side of the bridge.

Source: National Register Nomination form for Dorchester/Milton Lower Mills Industrial District.

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Created: May 17, 2005   Modified: May 17, 2005