C. Moench & Sons Company
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Slides
Description
"Near the latter part of June, 1895, Moench & Sons commenced the work erecting their new tannery at Campbellville (11th Avenue near the Washington Park). The site was donated by the city of Alpena and cost $6,000. It occupied the ground where the Potter lumber mill stood. The buildings erected during 1895 were: Yard, 60 x 342 feet; three stories with an ell, 60 x 90 feet, also three stories; leach house, 42 x 80 feet; engine house, 54 x 100 feet. The buildings were massive framed ones of wood, except the engine house, which was of brick with an iron roof. On April 27, 1896, the tannery commenced operations for the first time, towards making sole leather. On that day the bark grinders were set to work."
Notes
Above taken from "The Town That Wouldn't Die" by Robert Haltiner
Date of Original
c 1896
Dimensions
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Height: 3624 px
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 5293px
Image Height: 3624px
Subject(s)
Collection
Ann Taber Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Approximate location of tannery:
    Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.0608312284232 Longitude: -83.4554951324463
Donor
Tim Taber
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Ann Taber Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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C. Moench & Sons Company


"Near the latter part of June, 1895, Moench & Sons commenced the work erecting their new tannery at Campbellville (11th Avenue near the Washington Park). The site was donated by the city of Alpena and cost $6,000. It occupied the ground where the Potter lumber mill stood. The buildings erected during 1895 were: Yard, 60 x 342 feet; three stories with an ell, 60 x 90 feet, also three stories; leach house, 42 x 80 feet; engine house, 54 x 100 feet. The buildings were massive framed ones of wood, except the engine house, which was of brick with an iron roof. On April 27, 1896, the tannery commenced operations for the first time, towards making sole leather. On that day the bark grinders were set to work."