Thursday 6 October 2016

Verla Groundwood and Board Mill

Of one thing I'm sure: the industrial settlements of the 19th and early 20th centuries were a lot more prettier than the nowadays settlements

This postcard was sent by Sini

Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, located in the northern part of the Kymi River Valley in southeast Finland, consists of the Mill, the associated residential area and the power plants. The mill buildings and the workers' houses mostly date from the 1890s and from the beginning of the 20th century. The property is a very well preserved example of a forest industry settlement of the late 19th century. Similar communities were established in coniferous forest zones in northern Europe and in North America, where wood as a raw material and water as a source of energy were easily at hand. - in:

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