The water tower and the smokestack of the Lawrence Brook Gristmill that were in operation from 1769 to roughly 1843
there is no harm in saving a historic symbol, and that's exactly what the water tower and smokestack are, proud historic landmarks that were put on the town's 100th anniversary banners back in 1996.
So, the Milltown Borough Council will get formal notification with this petition, and then some progress can be made to officially get the landmark water tower and smokestack immunity from developers who are looking to bulldoze over all traces of history
Just sign here: https://www.change.org/p/milltown-borough-council-save-preserve-and-restore-the-iconic-smokestack-and-water-tower-in-milltown/share with a click of a button
The site has been a part of the small New Jersey town for over 100 years.
Michelin, hoping to capitalize on the burgeoning American automobile market, scouted out locations in the early 1900s and chose Milltown for its first American tire factory.
In 1906, horse driven tractors began grading the property for building the many components of the rubber tire manufacturing.
By 1907 there was a power house, manufacturing buildings, a bank and cafeteria as Michelin began its first United States operations.
In 1919, Michelin built 53 bungalows for workers’ homes.
In the 1920s more than 2,000 people worked for Michelin in Milltown in 15 buildings that contained 475,000 square feet of factory floor.
Milltown is a small town, with approximately 7,000 residents