|Beginning as the Perth Carpet Company, in 1911, on Riverside Road (now the tow path) at Sherbrooke Street, and best known as Tayside Textiles, the factory operated under several companies over the years, including Boyd Caldwell Co., Taybank Woolen Mills, Perth Woollen Mills, and, finally in 1977, Collie Mills. A fire in 1985 closed the business, and the building was demolished in 1986 or 1987. Only some of the foundation - and 100 year old maple trees on the tow path - remain of this once major complex.
See also the photo 'Perth Carpet Factory' in the postcard section of this page.
Thanks to Cheryl Moss, of Perth, for taking these photos in 1982.
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