The Jaite Paper Mill opened in 1909. It employed hundreds of workers, up to 250 at one point. The workers lived in the houses in the Town of Jaite. It also produced a lot of paper, up to 8 tons per day. In 1984, the mill closed simply due to competition.
The Fourdrinier Line
Built in 1927, partially from components used in the mill’s original 1905 cylinder machine, the fourdrinier line is over 200 feet in length. The fourdrinier is only thing left after the mill was demolished be the National Park.
After the railroad spur crosses the bridge it devides into different sidings for different loading areas of the mill. Many tracks are scattered behind the mill fence in the back.
More bridge pictures in the Railroad Spur section.
This is all that is left after the mill was demolished in the spring of 2006.
More to Come
I have hundreds of pictures to share as well as an interactive images map that will be coming soon.
The Jaite Company Town currently serves as offices for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The town is located at the intersection of Riverview and Vaughn Roads. The buildings were constructed between the years 1907 and 1917.
They were built to serve as housing and support facilities for the mill employees, which numbered some 250 at the peak of production in the 1930’s.