How about a triple this Thursday courtesy of my friend, Sue, who found this beauty while visiting Franconia Village, NH.
Wealthy New England merchants were able to construct mills individually powered by water from the many local rivers. The Northeast was the hub of the Industrial Revolution with textile mills and other factories from the mid 1800’s until the 20th century when manufacturing moved south.
In the early 1900’s, thousands of triple deckers were constructed in New England to house workers who were employed by these mills and factories. Many of these workers were the daughters of local farmers and most worked six twelve-hour days each week.
This type of construction was seen as another option to row housing. In some cases, extended families lived on all three floors.
Boston history estimates there were 15,000 three-deckers built in Boston alone between the years 1880 – 1930.
Happy Thursday, and I hope you have a triple great day. 🙂
Linked to The Leader of the Doors,
Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, September 23, 2020.