Typical of New England mills, the Collins Company axe factory was sited on a river (the Farmington). The company closed its doors in 1966, but the factory buildings remain and are now rented out to local businesses. Some aspects of the buildings have fallen into disrepair, like the missing wooden deck structure outside the blue door. I sure hope no one tries to use that door as a fire exit.
Inspiration: Thursday Doors.
20 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Collins Axe Factory”
I recognized this immediately. That’s a great photo of the building. I do hope no one uses that blue door, but it’s beautiful.
Thanks, Dan. I hope the property stays in good hands.
It’s such an important fixture of the Industrial Age. It really should be preserved.
Love the setting this door is in.
Thank you, Sherry.
I wish more of these older factories were put to good use. Love the colours of this building and its complementary blue door and window frames.
Lovely shot. It’s good to see that the building is still seeing some use and being somewhat maintained.
Thank you, Brenda!