Wednesday, November 14, 2012: Market Street Industrial Park Edition

by ag

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Straddling Wappinger Creek in Wappinger Falls, New York, the buildings at the Market Street Industrial Park date back to 1832 and originally housed a calico printing factory called the Dutchess Print Works. During the early 1900s, they were sold to a new owner and became the Dutchess Bleachery, where cotton was bleached as part of the textile manufacturing process.

Further information about this fascinating chapter in American industry can be found at these sites:

http://nicolederise.com/Dutchess%20Bleachery%20.html 

http://genealogytrails.com/ny/dutchess/history/chapter2.html

http://www.colorantshistory.org/StandardAnilineProducts.html